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A Beginner's Guide to Screwing Up Game Localization

by Damien Yoccoz on 06/06/17 10:18:00 am

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If your dreams of glory are made of memes featuring your game's crappy localization or if you just want to give the middle finger to those haters leaving bad reviews just because they can't speak English, sit tight and get ready for a hell of a ride!

We have gathered the game industry experts' best tips and prepared this quick-and-handy guide to set you on the right path to failure.

Follow it to the letter and we promise you all the effort put into the making of your awesome game will be in vain.

 

 

For some reason, there are still game developers out there who care about localization.

They say it helped them get featured on the App Store, or that they reached a broader audience. Some even say they got positive reviews praising the great localization of their game!

If you're one of those weirdos who think a great game deserves an even greater localization, get in touch with Level Up Translation.

 

 

If you like what you just read, we've got more game localization tips and insights for you, every month!

  

Need localization for your game?
Tell us about it! We've got plenty of XP to help you level up!

Level Up Translation - Expert Video Game Localization Services


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