Whenever you start a new project, it’s usually a good idea to establish a reliable groundwork that should be followed at all times – the same goes for translation, which usually comes in the form of a Style Guide. Read below to learn more about what it entails, as well as a free template for your own project!
Whether you are an established developer with several titles under your belt or just getting ready to publish your very first game, there are important things to know when it comes to localization. After all, since you’ve most likely spent a lot of time carefully crafting each and every aspect of it, it would be a shame to just throw your master text at the first people you know who happen to speak a foreign language and hope for the best, right?
In this article, I’ve compiled a few tips aimed at game developers based on my experience working on dozens of titles ranging from expansive AAA MMORPGs to tiny mobile games.