Adding voice actors for an indievideo game

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I am in the process of developing a video game off the back of a successful crowdfunding campaign, and I have had voices recorded from reasonably well-known voice actors in the field. I was going to submit the game once it's released but how do I go about adding these voice actors to the game's credits? Do I need to get permission from them myself or do I add them and then they have to confirm that they were actually in it?

I'm a little bit unsure as this is the first game I've developed, I'm just a one man band and I've never submitted anything here before, so thank you in advance.
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It can be difficult to add voice actors to IMDb later on (since in some cases ”uncredited” voice actors are rejected) so definitely try to give a proper on-screen credit to everyone involved, whether they’re voice actors or the ”crew”.

That being said, It’s best to inform everybody that they’re going to appear in the credits, if this isn’t part of the contract somehow (I don’t fully know how these things work when it comes to film credits, to be honest).

Long story short: it can be difficult (or at least a hassle) to list ”uncredited” people to IMDb, so it’s best that everyone are already listed in the proper end credits.

Good luck!
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Thanks for your reply. All the actors are credited in the game, so that shouldn't be a problem. I guess what I'm more concerned about is whether or not the actor(s) want to be specifically associated with it on iMdb. I mean, I don't see why not, but I figure it's best to ask first right?
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Drunk Bunny Games

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Just to clarify, when I said the 'game's credits' in my post, I meant the cast and crew list here on IMDb, not the game itself :)
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Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out! If the cast is listed in the credits, they are eligible for listing on IMDb and should be when you submit the game. Let us know if you run in to any issues, you can also reach out to us via our private messaging system
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Thanks for the help! I'm emailing each individual VO that took part in the game just to make sure they're happy with being credited too and so far the response has been positive so that's good!
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FYI type of thing: Even if someone says ”no” and you don’t submit that credit yourself, that won’t guarantee that his/her name doesn’t appear in IMDb later on. Basically anyone can check the credits when the game is released and submit the missing name(s).
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Hm, that's true yeah ~ but luckily all the voice artists have agreed already now since writing the last post, so that's good :)
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Sir Christopher lee done his voice in some video games. i have not played them but they are good.