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LOCALIZING ON A SHOESTRING 
Paris, 30th of October 2014
CEO 
KnapNok 
Dajana Dimovska 
Dajana Dimovska is CEO and Producer at KnapNok Games, a game studio in Copenhagen 
working ...
Olivier Penot 
Producer & Co-founder 
Seaven Studio 
After starting his career at outlets like Rocksteady, Honeyslug and S...
Key points 
 Wordcount 
 Cost 
 Turnaround time 
 Quality 
 Material available/Context 
 Updates? 
 Character limit...
Ethan: Meteor Hunter – bug found on TRC 
Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie 
Overlapping found by TRC on 
the...
Ethan: Meteor Hunter – Localization Kit 
Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
Ethan: Meteor Hunter – Context Material 
Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
Spin the Bottle – Challenges 
Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
Spin the Bottle – Challenges 
Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
Spin the Bottle – Challenges 
Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
Spin the Bottle – Challenges 
Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
Spin the Bottle – Manual 
Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
Questions 
Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
Thank you! 
Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
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Amigues Marie-Laurence - Localizing on a shoestring GCE2014

In this panel, indie developers will share their experiences about localizing games within tight budgets. What kinds of solutions do they use to succeed in this field? How can they improve their localization process? Which kinds of tools are required? Where do they find their localization ressources?


Intended audience & prerequisites: Indie developers willing to launch their game internationally or willing to improve their localization process.


Session takeaway: Tips and tricks for indies to localize games.

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Amigues Marie-Laurence - Localizing on a shoestring GCE2014

  1. 1. LOCALIZING ON A SHOESTRING Paris, 30th of October 2014
  2. 2. CEO KnapNok Dajana Dimovska Dajana Dimovska is CEO and Producer at KnapNok Games, a game studio in Copenhagen working on digital party games where players have to communicate, look at and touch each other. Currently she is working on Affordable Space Adventures, a Wii U stealth puzzle game, which is a collaboration between Nifflas Games and KnapNok Games. She is also a co-founder of the Copenhagen Game Collective, with the agenda of developing and promoting experimental and underground games. Published: Spin the Bottle In development: Affordable Space Adventures Languages covered: English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
  3. 3. Olivier Penot Producer & Co-founder Seaven Studio After starting his career at outlets like Rocksteady, Honeyslug and SCEE, Olivier joined late Hydravision where he met his actual associate to start the French indie studio Seaven Studio. As producer and co-founder, Olivier basically takes care of everything that is not making the game itself: business, PR, marketing, planning, age rating, localization, etc... Seaven Studio successfully shipped its first digital game in 2013, Ethan: Meteor Hunter, on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Steam, all self-funded and self-published. PC and consoles business-oriented, Seaven Studio works now on Inside My Radio. Published: Ethan: Meteor Hunter In development: Inside my Radio Languages covered: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Finnish, Norwegian, Hungarian, Greek, Turkish Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
  4. 4. Key points  Wordcount  Cost  Turnaround time  Quality  Material available/Context  Updates?  Character limitations  TRC/TCR/Lotcheck terminology  Languages  Players targeted  QA?  Cost saving tips? Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
  5. 5. Ethan: Meteor Hunter – bug found on TRC Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie Overlapping found by TRC on the Polish version
  6. 6. Ethan: Meteor Hunter – Localization Kit Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
  7. 7. Ethan: Meteor Hunter – Context Material Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
  8. 8. Spin the Bottle – Challenges Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
  9. 9. Spin the Bottle – Challenges Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
  10. 10. Spin the Bottle – Challenges Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
  11. 11. Spin the Bottle – Challenges Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
  12. 12. Spin the Bottle – Manual Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
  13. 13. Questions Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie
  14. 14. Thank you! Game Connection 2014 - Localization Panel Indie

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