About the Project
Services: Game localization.
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean.
Game type: Mobile (iOS, Android), browser (Facebook).
Timeframe: 2014 to present time.
Size: approximately 20,000 words.
Team: 15 people, including 1 project manager, 7 translators, and 7 editors.
General InformationBreakingLands is a strategy game for players age 7+. Players find themselves on a deserted island. They must explore new land as well as fight for resources and learn to make profit under unfamiliar circumstances. This game is notable for its colorful graphics and humorous plot elements. The humor practically makes it a parody of “serious” strategy games. The game allows players to ally with friends and use an in-game chat.
Project ManagementLocalization work for this application was done in two stages. First, the text was translated from Russian to English. Then it was translated into the other languages. Because the game’s age rating is 7+, special attention was paid to the translation of the terms and grammar constructions. This ensured that it remained age appropriate. Also, the translators played the game to preserve its feel. This helped them to successfully translate jokes and allusions. A detailed glossary was compiled to assure terminology consistency.
- Two-stage localization: Russian to English, then into other languages.
- Age rating 7+.
- The need to preserve humor in the game.