How Games Lost In Translation Got It Right

Image: Example Source While project managers want the best possible localization for their games, sometimes it seems that the universe conspires against such outcomes. After all, games riddled with shockingly bad translations are a dime a dozen, one of the most famous being Toaplan’s scrolling shooter, Zero Wing, featuring the “All Your Base Are Belong Read more about How Games Lost In Translation Got It Right[…]

Big Screen Movie Adaptations

Big Screen Movie Adaptations – Video Games

Big screen movie adaptations of video games prove that video games are now part of the mainstream. When movies spin off of games, you know that you have a special product. While it may help to cast a major screen star, such as Angelina Jolie, to a video game adaptation, you need more than that Read more about Big Screen Movie Adaptations – Video Games[…]

Cultural influences

Cultural Influences – How They Impact Gaming

Cultural influences from video gaming stem from the ways video games have developed. These influences extend to other media, such as television, books, music, and movies. People who are devoted to video games are just as enthusiastic as avid readers. Cultural Influences toward Development As gaming has developed, so has the use of home video Read more about Cultural Influences – How They Impact Gaming[…]

Video Game History: My! How Things Have Changed!

Video game history starts as far back as 1940. That is when the Westinghouse brand displayed a computer at the World’s Fair. The computer, which was the brainchild and design of Edward U. Condon, was stylized to play the classic game, Nim. Nim is a game where players try to be the last one to Read more about Video Game History: My! How Things Have Changed![…]

Top Video Game Languages that are Globalizing the Market

Top video game languages are superpower languages as they hold the power seat in terms of revenue – meaning downloads. Stats currently indicate that the US is no longer a front-runner in this respect. Instead, both South Korea and Japan surpass the US on Google Play. Japan follows the US, revenue-wise, on the App Store. Read more about Top Video Game Languages that are Globalizing the Market[…]

Adapting Video Games into Different Cultures

Adapting video games into various cultural venues can be a challenge in this age of globalization. However, in order to be successful in the field, localization is a priority. Indeed, cultural adaptation cannot be overlooked as some games have failed because the adapted version was not culturally revised for the gamer. That is why developers Read more about Adapting Video Games into Different Cultures[…]

Great Video Game Designs

Great Video Game Designs – Major Elements

Great video game designs feature certain key elements that make them enjoyable to play time and again. When you learn these elements, you too will recognize a great game when it comes your way. Pay attention to the components that make a game stand out and you will find out that the game will offer Read more about Great Video Game Designs – Major Elements[…]

Video Game Localizaton

Video Game Localization and Specialization

Video game localization is nothing to take lightly. When an English video is produced in multiple languages, you need to ensure that the product meets certain criteria. In order to achieve results then, it helps to have a translator play the game. Not only should he experience the game but learn the game’s rules and Read more about Video Game Localization and Specialization[…]

Lag Compensation

Lag Compensation is Used to Solve Game Delays

Lag compensation is often used to resolve delays in game play. That is because lag and game play are not exactly compatible partners. Lag represents a delay between player action and a server’s reaction. In order to prevent lag then, you need to be proactive. For example, it helps to update the network hardware from Read more about Lag Compensation is Used to Solve Game Delays[…]

Language Variances in Game Design: Factors to Consider

Language variances and subtleties exist in video game designs because of cultural differences in translations. Therefore, you have to factor in the following elements when you are creating a video game in more than one language: Many games have their own jargon, which makes it difficult for some translators to convert the words into another Read more about Language Variances in Game Design: Factors to Consider[…]