We all know how quickly the video game industry has grown into a worldwide market. We also know how important localization and cultural adaption is for companies seeking to go global. But what is the best way to integrate language technology into game development? What technologies are available and which ones are the best?
With people forced to sit at their homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global games market is getting stronger.
One of the most widespread assumptions is that in order to launch a successful game in multiple markets, studios just need to focus on having a good translation of the source content. It’s a good start, but there are a multitude of additional factors that developers must take into account when localizing their video game.
Unlocalized text embedded in graphics, truncations, grammar issues… Are those relics of past mobile game localizations? Unfortunately, no. Even today, in Q3 2019, you may install a game on your smartphone that boasts of supporting more than 20 languages, and you are still not safe from localization fails.
As many good stories, this one starts with passion. As a child, Yulia Akhulkova couldn't imagine life without video games. This passion continued, and today, in addition to working as Nimdzi's data scientist, Yulia is also the head of localization at International Translation & Informatics Ltd. […]
Game localization services is a USD 330 million market, but there is a far larger market for accompanying services such as testing and game audio localization.
According to the Entertainment Software Association, the US gaming industry earned over USD 30 billion in 2016. With these high stakes, it would seem very reasonable to assume that localization would play an important role in order to reach a global audience. However, some Nintendo gamers are concerned that localization creates censorship […]