Category: Translation + Localization

Pokémon: A Localized Journey »

by Video game localization is one part of game development that often remains enshrouded in mystery. Why was place name X changed in the German version of a game? Why did that character’s name become something entirely different? It isn’t always immediately clear to gamers why localization teams make the decisions they do…   Sometimes [...]

Making Mind Mould Available in Global Markets – Interview with Indie Developers from SillyWalk Games »

by In this podcast, indie developers Arman Kayhan and Levon Sebuhyan of Sillywalk Games discuss the challenges and lessons learned from taking their game Mind Mould to global markets. Below is the transcript of our interview content. Click here to listen. Enjoy! Michelle: Hello, everyone! Welcome back to LocaLAIse this. My name is Michelle Zhao, and I am [...]

Interview with Carme Mangiron of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona »

by In this episode of LocaLAIse This!, we interview Carme Mangiron, an experienced game localizer and chair of the Master in Audiovisual Translation program at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where she developed the localization curriculum. In this podcast, Carme talks about the skills needed to break into the game localization industry, her perspectives on the [...]

God of Arena – Localizing a Chinese-style Game for the Western Market »

by In this episode of LocaLAIse This!, we interview the Community Manager (CM) of Firevale Games about the challenges of adapting and recreating a Chinese-style game for the western market. Below is the transcript of our interview content. Click here to listen. Enjoy! Michelle:   Hello, everyone! Welcome back to LocaLAIse this. My name is Michelle Zhao, and I am [...]

Global Payment System For Video Games Interview – Part 2 Transcript (LocaLAIse This! Podcast) [Michael Johnson @FastSpring and Michelle Zhao @LAI] »

by Below is the transcript of our interview content. Click here to listen. Enjoy! Michelle:   Hi everyone, welcome back to LocaLAIse This!, a podcast for the video game community, in which we interview experts on hot topics in game localization and global game publishing! My name is Michelle Zhao, Managing Director for Greater China here at LAI Global [...]

Global Payment System For Video Games Interview – Part 1 Transcript (LocaLAIseThis! Podcast) [Michael Johnson @FastSpring and Michelle Zhao @ LAI] »

by   Below is the transcript of our interview content. Click here to listen! Enjoy! Michelle:  Welcome to the latest edition of LocaLAIse This!, a podcast for the video game community, in which we interview experts on the hot topics in game localization and global game publishing! My name is Michelle Zhao, Managing Director for Greater China [...]

2015 Language & Translation Conferences »

by   Here is an updated list of upcoming conferences in language and translation, all around the globe, for 2015. Please feel free to contact us if you know of other related conferences that you don’t see posted here– The more the merrier!   January 9, 2015: Legal Translation Symposium, University of Roehampton, London, UK. [...]

2015 Video Game Conferences »

by An updated list of upcoming video game industry conferences for 2015, around the globe. Please feel free to contact us if you know of other conferences that you do not see listed here!   January 6-9, 2015: CES 2015, Las Vegas Hilton & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, USA January 13-14, 2015: Pocket Gamer Connects [...]

Game Art Internationalization and Localization Interview with Lillian Lee »

by Our latest installment of LocaLAIse This! takes a look at game localization from an artist standpoint. LAI’s Managing Director of China interviews Lillian Lee, our newest Game Art Localization Consultant with 12+ years in the industry. Lillian has served as an artist for AAA games such as The Darkness 2 and BioShock 2, and [...]

Detailed Implementation Rules for Cultural Market Opening in the China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone »

by In January 2014, China lifted a thirteen-year ban on the sale and manufacture of gaming consoles. This has generated great excitement about the future of the video game industry in China. On April 21, the government of Shanghai announced Detailed Implementation Rules for Cultural Market Opening in the China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone. As many [...]