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Edenkov

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French Version ?
« on: July 25, 2012, 02:17:47 PM »
Hi, do know if Wadjet Eye Games will release other languages pack like FR for Resonance ?

Thank !

Offline DaveGilbert

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Re: French Version ?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 02:59:29 PM »
I've written about this in another thread, so I'll just copy/paste:

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So, we've gotten lots of requests/offers to translate our games lately. Here's the "official" word on the subject.

About a year ago we got an offer from a big adventure game distributor in Germany to translate Gemini Rue. They were going to translate the text, all the voiceover, the works. The game was our runaway best seller, so it seemed like the most logical step to make. Anyway, this company did an excellent, professional job. They licensed the game out to other territories to translate and sell. Within a few short months, the game was available in three different languages, in the countries which are known for loving adventure games.

Sadly, it barely earned us a dime.

As a result, we are going to hold off doing any translation for the time being. If our biggest seller couldn't generate any money when localized into different territories, then it doesn't seem worth our time, effort and money to translate anything else. So while we appreciate all your offers, we will have to decline. Sorry about that.

Edenkov

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Re: French Version ?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 03:51:41 PM »
Ah ok ! Thanks for your response ! I guess I will have to work out my english !

Bye !

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Re: French Version ?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 08:31:46 AM »
Would the benefits of FIGS translations (such as increased publicity) outweigh the cost of having them done in the first place? I wouldn't really expect them to make much money, at least not enough to outweigh the price of having them made in the first place, but are the non-financial benefits worth considering?

Edenkov

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Re: French Version ?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012, 11:34:52 AM »
May be fan made in the future !

Offline Mad Manny

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Re: French Version ?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2012, 03:39:30 PM »
Localization for games is very easy... until you realize that for ADVENTURE-GAMES the slightest error in translation can result in a puzzle getting 10x more difficult, or if the translator DOES know about the puzzle-design it can result in him spelling the puzzle out too literally completely ruining the puzzle,
all the while the developer will have very little way of knowing this :)

I would be very curious to know why the Geminie Rue translation didn't make a profit tho. :S I'm guessing the company must have really punked WE on the contract somehow,
Check out my blog about my crazy adventures making adventure games in China: http://Niberspace.com/blog/

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Re: French Version ?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 02:47:24 AM »
It's hard to say how a translated game will perform in foreign markets...Maybe it's due to the different sense of humor and exceptions. I love Gemini and was seriously thinking to do a Chinese fan translation but then I realized they probably would never be interested in such an idea and I don't have the skill nor intention to hack a game:)

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Re: French Version ?
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012, 05:14:54 AM »
Gemini Rue has an amazing Spanish fan-translation.





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