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Top 5 Tech Tips for ICOs in 2019

ICOs have been around for only a few years, and we saw them explode only last…

All your base are only the tip of the iceberg

Or why Google Translate isn’t your go-to game localization partner     Cover design: Artem Nedrya…

Why do devs need a game localization style guide?

Recently I wrote a blog post where I describe how to check localization of a game for…

How to check game localization quality for free, when you (a dev) don’t know the languages?

Image: Toby Fox/Undertale (and Artem Nedrya) Recently I have been exchanging e-mails with Cassie Nantais from Borealys Games. We…

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Why testing during the localization phase can be useful

Case study: Yearn, Tyrant’s Conquest Localization into French, Italian, Russian, and Polish Localizing on a short deadline Challenging?…

Game Dev Loc Starter

Essential Localization Resources for Game Devs Source: spiritjs.io Localization is often done in the final stages of…

Introducing Portfolio and Localization Notes [UPDATED]

A behind-the-scenes look at indie localization & localization stories to learn from We are excited about launching…

Q&A with Johnson Lin of IGDA Taiwan

Fresh advice on game approval process, past mishaps & comical mistakes, devs’ shortcuts to avoid, and indie-friendly…

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Indie Dev Speak: Interviewing Luis Peralta from the Missing Translation team

Inventing a new language for a game that isn’t missing translation, On gender and ethnicity Intro…

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Indie Localizer Speak: A game localizer speaks out and tells it all

INTRO In their 2014 GDC talk, Sony QA team wondered: “Why don’t translators get it right…

Is your product gender-inclusive?

[Art: “Female swordsman” by redpeggy] Women represent almost half of the population, but when a content…

How video game localizers could work, but they don’t

[Image source: Webflow] This post presents a concept of a visual game localization app and was…

Indie Dev Speak: Interviewing Eliott Jabes of Sneakerguy

Bootstrapping in a foreign language with a limited indie budget My interview with Eliott Jabes, the CEO…

Multilingual bots; chatbot localization
Do you want your chatbot converse in foreign languages? My learnings from bot devs, Part 2

My learnings from bot devs & first-hand localizer’s advice (part 2: collab & benefits) This post was…

Multilingual bots; chatbot localization
Do you want your chatbot converse in foreign languages? My learnings from bot devs

My learnings from bot devs & first-hand localizer’s advice (workflows, i18n & l10n) This post was originally…

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9 Game Localization Best Practices

Game localization often happens in the final stages of a release. That’s when some issues are…

How To Localize Game Other Languages
Fan Or Pro? How To Localize Your Game Into Other Languages And Actually Win At It

INTRO: UNLOCK NEXT LEVEL When your game’s taking off nicely — a steady rise from obscure realms…

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Possible Website Localization Error Linked To Beijing Tesla Crash

Beijing Tesla Crash causes Tesla to rethink online terminology Share this: Facebook3 Twitter LinkedIn Google Pinterest…

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Be Where Your Clients Are: Effective Tweeting For Indie Entrepreneurs

As an indie business owner, you most probably don’t have a dedicated marketing staff and you do…

Localization Languages: Russian And Ukrainian, Or Why Localize Only Into Figs?

While deciding on the languages for localization is primarily dictated by specific data such as visitor…