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Unity is known as a top-notch game development tool. The list of games made with Unity increases every year because the platform is constantly updating.
Whether you are one of Unity’s developers or just planning to join the community, remember the importance of adding a game localization step to your development cycle. Or learn with us how to do it afterward. When done right, game localization gives you a competitive edge and increases your revenue.
In this article, you’ll learn how to translate Unity games with the Crowdin plugin, send your game content from Unity to Crowdin, provide context for your localization team, download completed translations, and more.
SCS Software is a video game development company located in Prague, Czech Republic. The company became famous worldwide thanks to two notable games: American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2. SCS Software is also a proud winner of the 2016 Steam Awards in two categories, PC Gamer’s Best Sim 2012 and Czech Game of the Year Technological Solution Award 2016.
Crowdin helps SCS Software manage the localization of their products and Steam Achievements into 47 languages, as more than 70% of their customers are non-English speakers. SCS Software engages its players to be a part of the localization process in Crowdin, which currently has 200+ members.
This article includes the key takeaways and lessons on game localization from the case study we did with SCS Software. Read the full version for more details.
From the early days of computer games and the first versions of Nintendo and Sony PlayStation, technology evolved significantly, now video game sector is incredibly large and even broader than the movie and music industries. Even though it doesn’t receive the same public attention, there are over three billion gamers worldwide. It’s 38% of the world’s population.
Localizing games allows you to improve your sales, increase the number of downloads, satisfy your international players, keep your place in a competitive market, and boost your App Store rating.
Rapid growth of app store popularity becomes a pot of gold for game developers. Now it is so easy to make your games accessible for million of people worldwide, just with one click in app store and its transfer your game to a part of the progressive $26,3 billion global mobile game market (Global Games Market Report Newzoo, 2014).