Accessibility: New Options within Reach

Accessibility in the video game world can be defined as having the ability to play a game even under restrictive conditions, be it due to some sort of functional limitation or disability. Accessibility also plays an important part during game development, as it relates to the interaction between the game and the player.

3 Powerful Benefits of Working with a Diverse Language Service Provider 

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are hot topics right now.  Glassdoor reports that 69% of executives rate diversity and inclusion as an important issue, so it should be. In recent times, people have become more curious about these terms and how they affect them.  This sudden awakening is expressed by visible spikes in search charts like […]

Black Culture and Representation in Video Games: Black History Month

  Diversity matters when it comes to the video game industry. It is important to make sure each culture is represented not only accurately but fairly. Today let’s focus on culture specifically: the Black community represented in video games. With the celebration of Black History Month, let’s look at the beginnings of black culture and […]

Dragon Quest Localization Part Two

In the previous Dragon Quest blog, we looked at some of the accents in the series and their relationship to character development and storylines. Continuing the Dragon Quest theme, I would like to share with you some of the finer challenges the localization team encountered and the interesting solutions they took in overcoming these obstacles. […]

Tomb Raider is Turning 25

We can all agree that 2021 brought us a lot, but we can’t miss that this year marks the 25th anniversary of Tomb Raider. And I can say after all this time, we’ve seen Lara Croft grow into this beautiful, intelligent, adventurous heroine, that was a source of inspiration for a whole generation.  The last […]

Dragon Quest Localization Part One

Dragon Quest – one of my favorite game series when growing up. Initially, it was the colorful, cel-shaded art that enticed me into the series. But, what kept me there was its engaging storyline, charming characters, and vibrant, Medieval-like towns. Not to mention the weapons, items, and spells that fleshed out a concise and enjoyable […]

The Benefits of Game Rating Systems for Developers and Localizers

From movies to manga, many entertainment industries rely on ratings systems and boards to help consumers find appropriate content to enjoy. Rating organizations, such as the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) in North America, have come to shape the growth of modern gaming. Love them or not… Game ratings systems have their fair share of […]

From Age of Empires to Candy Crush: Miguel Sepulveda, a video game localization expert

We chat with the Spaniard behind the blog YoLocalizo. A videogame localization professional with more than 25 years of experience. It’s not often you have the opportunity to chat with someone who has so much experience within the video game industry worldwide, much less someone that works on the world’s most popular productions. Miguel Sepulveda, […]