Game Localization – Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey

31.05.2016

About the Project


Services: game localization.

Languages: 12 (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Norwegian, Turkish).

Game type: cross-platform (iOS, Android, Sony PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita).

Timeframe: from August 2015 to present.

Size: around 50,000 words.

Team: 28 people, including 1 project manager, 12 translators, 15 editors.

General Information

Zodiac is an adventure game in the JRPG genre with stunning hand-made graphics and a high-quality musical accompaniment. This is a project of legendary masters, including Kazushige Nojima, best known as a writer for the Final Fantasy game series, and the composer Hitoshi Sakimoto, who wrote the music for Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII. Participation in this project speaks for itself!

Project Management

We received the text in parts as it became available and began translation into all languages simultaneously. To optimize the localization process, we created a special Google document in which the translators and editors could communicate directly with the customer. We paid particular attention to translating the dialogs between the characters – after all, each of the four races in the game has unique characteristics that come through in their speech. In order to meet the client’s expectations as closely as possible, we strictly followed the instructions provided in their reference materials.

Project Characteristics

  • We received the text in parts as it became available.
  • When translating the speech of the in-game characters, we referred to the characters’ images and descriptions. Some of them deliberately use a non-standard vocabulary.

Kobojo

Kobojo was founded in 2008. Its headquarters are located in Paris, its development studio is in Dundee (Scotland), and it has a new team working in Tokyo.

With over 70 million players throughout the world, Kobojo works with the newest technologies. Its aim is to move ever forward by creating new experiences for its players. The company is young in spirit, and games are its passion. Inspired by the art of creating original games, Kobojo invites players from all over the world to make incredible discoveries together.

Allcorrect
Allcorrect is a gaming service company. We help game developers free their time from routine processes in order to focus on key tasks. We provide professional game translations into 40+ languages and create game art of all levels of complexity. Also, we offer localization testing, voice-over, and culturalization adaption of in-game content. Our team adores games and complex projects. We’re incredibly proud of our clients, including both world-renowned AAA developers and indie companies that have successfully entered the international market.