Game localization or game globalization refers to the preparation of video games for other locales. This adaptation to the standards of other countries covers far more than simply translation of language. There are different areas, such as linguistic, cultural, hardware and software, legal differences, graphics identity and music. Globalization refers to general Eastern/Western variations, while localization refers to several regional sub-divisions within the globalization.
In-context localization platforms make game localization easier. Recent advances in cloud technologies enable faster and better localization of games & apps.
Modern locazation platforms provide a hybrid solution combining machine translation, translation memory matching, terminology matching and finally professional human editing.
Improvements in neural machine translation (NMT) promise higher efficiency in multilingual game localization. Stay tuned with our podcasts for updates!