Windows to Linux Migration: A translator’s experience

In 2013, I ran an interesting experiment: using Linux on my production machine instead of Windows. "Why would anyone want to do that?" you may ask. Well, for a bunch of reasons. First of all, the impending "XPocalypse", as they called it at the time: in April 2014 Microsoft would…

Building a better glossary with the help of Science

We just spent the first few hours of work on our new project and we have the basic structure and the necessary information. Now it's time to break ground by building a glossary. With over fifty thousand words of in-game, nailing down all the core terminology might require a lot…

Let's translate a videogame step by step (video tutorial)

It's hard to explain what happens behind the scenes of a game translation. Most contents are bound by NDA and cannot be shown, and many tools and procedures are obscure even for translators. Therefore, I decided to take the plunge and translate a small flash game, recording and explaining each…

My career in 24 games

You know what is the worst situation to be in? It’s not being surrounded by nasty, mischievous people. I mean, it’s not great, but at least you can shout and fight back. No, being surrounded by good people with the best intentions, whose good rights hole you down…