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How to enter the video game localisation business and succeed?

Translation and Localization Conference 2015 in Warsaw; Speaker: Adrian Hołojuch, LocGuild
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Transcript of How to enter the video game localisation business and succeed?

WHY?
HOW?
WHAT?
How to enter the video game localisation business and succeed?
Adrian Hołojuch
3 STEPS
Define your success
SUCCESS
"favorable or desired outcome"
Merriam-Webster dictionary
Plan for your success
Act to achieve it
DEFINE YOUR SUCCESS
"Begin with the end in mind."
Stephen R. Covey
"Do what you love, find a way to get paid for it."
Michael Bloomberg
"Start with Why in everything you do."
Simon Sinek
"Just decide what it’s gonna be, who you’re gonna be, how you are going to do it."
Will Smith
"What makes you itch?"
Allan Watts
"The starting point of all achievement is desire."
Napoleon Hill
"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped."
Tony Robbins
"Decide what’s right and desirable before you decide what’s possible."
Brian Tracy
Examples of WHYs
Money
Passion
Health
Fame
Power
Recognition
Prestige
Career
Your WHY:
Money
Passion
Travels
People
People
Travels
= 0 EUR monthly
= Video Games & Translation
= YES
= YES
FAN TRANSLATIONS
Polish
English
CROWDSOURCING
Italian
CONTEST
WORKSHOPS
free of charge
available to anyone
20+
jurors
17
workshops worldwide more than
300
participants:
This year's edition in numbers:
1
game to translate
2
categories – amateur and professional
From English into
8
languages:

French
– 56
German
– 70
Italian
– 105
Japanese
– 38
Spanish

(Europe)
– 194
Spanish (Latin America)
– 34
Portuguese (Brazil)
– 70
Russian
– 70
Germany:
Cologne, Köthen

Brazil:
Curitiba, Florianópolis

England:
London

Italy:
Milano

Belarus:
Minsk

Spain:
Soria, Seville, Alicante, Madrid, Granada, Las Palmas, Barcelona
Czech
Swedish
Spanish
LOCALISE ON YOUR OWN
GAMING EVENTS
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
"I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson
"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."
Collin Powell
"You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets."
Arnold Schwarzenegger
LUCK
MAGIC
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration."
Thomas Edison
GENIUS
"Work your butt off!"
Arnold Schwarzenegger
"Maybe I led you to believe that basketball was a God-given gift, and not something I worked for, every single day of my life."
Michael Jordan
GIFT
luck
magic
gift
Genius
SHAZAM!
WHY?
HOW?
WHAT?
Your WHY:
Money
Passion
People
Travels
=
2000
EUR monthly
= Video Games & Translation
= YES
= YES
THE FINAL STEP
MONEY
MONEY
8
hours a day
Min. avg. rate per hour:
22.56
EUR/hr
=
89
hours
5
days a week
4
weeks
=
160
hours per month
X
X
----------------------------------------------
2000
EUR
22.56
EUR/hr
/
------------------
70

hours
€22.56/hr
1368
250+
COMPANIES
Game Devs & Publishers
Loc Companies
GameDev Companies
www.gamedevmap.com
3378
THEIR WHY?
Responsibilities
Things THEY need help with
Translate

&

proofread
Style guides

&

glossaries
Work in a team
Schedule and deadlines
Localization tools
Linguistic testing
Assist QA
Candidate's Profile
Knowledge of source and target languages
Degree in translation studies
Experience with various tools
Translating experience in video games
Creative & able to show initiative
Communication & problem solving skills
Passionate about games
Familiar with culture and customs
Game-specific terminology
Understanding of game elements and gaming devices
Flexible
Attention to detail
High-quality results on a tight deadline
Organizational skills
Relocating easily
Experience in localisation QA
Games industry
LOCALISATION TESTING
JOB Search
GAME LOC EVENTS
WEBINARS
www.indeed.com
www.gamesindustry.biz/jobs/
www.linkedin.com
www.toplanguagejobs.com
www.glassdoor.com
www.games-career.com
www.gamesjobsdirect.com
www.riotgames.com/open-positions
FREELANCE TRANSLATION
SOLUTION
and MORE...
Fan translation
Crowdsourcing / Community Translations
Loc on your own
Loc contest – LocJam
Loc Testing
Content Specialist
Internships
Freelance Translation
Kevin Durant
LOCALIZATION SUMMIT
www.locworld.com
www.gdconf.com
www.gdcvault.com
www.lsp2015.univie.ac.at
www.gameqaloc.com
29 JUNE – 01 JULY 2015
BARCELONA
03 June 2015 Berlin
San Francisco
8-10 July 2015
University of Vienna
Solution to THEIR problems
INTERNSHIPS
www.riotgames.com
www.goodgamestudios.com
CONTENT SPECIALIST
www.wargaming.com
www.nordeus.com
University courses
TOOLS
MENTORS
READINGS
YouTube
FINAL TIPS
PLAY GAMES

Uruguay:
Montevideo

United States:
San Diego, Monterey

Japan:
Tokyo

France:
Paris
MORE EVENTS...
www.eventsforgamers.com
WHY?
HOW?
WHAT?
Having team spirit
WHY?
HOW?
WHAT?
ENTHUSIAST
TRANSLATOR
THANK YOU!
GAME LOC COMPANY
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www.locguild.com
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