Games Industry Voice-over legend turns 19

Colin, a Burmese cat will appear alongside his owner, music&audio legend Allister Brimble (hundreds of audio tracks over the years including many of the early Team17 hits) at Bath Spa University this week.

Colin was perhaps one of the very first voice over artists to actually be an animal and provided the basis for many of the sound-effects that were to grace Team17's break-out hit 'Alien Breed' in 1991, to which a glamorous next-gen sequel was launched on XBLA late last year.

We can assure everyone that Colin wasn't harmed in the development of the game, but was ultimately 'encouraged' to make the mewling sounds which were finally mixed with elephant noises to create scary sounding Alien screams.

At 19 and a grand old 171 in cat's years, it is currently unknown if Colin will star in any future titles and is getting busy doing very little in his Exeter retreat.

Allister also penned a modern remake of his classic Alien Breed opening track, which features in "Alien Breed Evolution's" credit section.

Photos of Colin (when he starred inAlien Breed) and now, at 19 are attached.

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