Mobile game translation is obviously a relatively new thing. Although many of us cannot remember our lives without our phones - since these gadgets seem to have been with us for forever - their widespread use is quite recent.
Even more, and above all, they had GAMES! Well, at least one – the critically acclaimed Snake.
In the early days, we could see on TV those cellular telephones that were the size of a house brick, like the Motorola DynaTAC. All of us wanted to have one of those magic thingies from which you could call anyone even when you were not at home, although the size of those early models clearly discouraged that. But to play games on a phone? Who would fancy that? As it turns out, quite a few people. But the mobile games surely need to be translated, if they are to be understood by people from all over the world and not only from the English-speaking regions.
Not much to translate in first mobile game
Snake led the way for other mobile games
All-In - an obvious choice for mobile game translation
Nowadays, almost anyone can create a game or an app for Android, iOS or Windows Phone devices. All one needs is some knowledge of how to do it, money and the adequate tools.
If you create a mobile game and want it to quickly grow in popularity, you will most likely want your game to reach as wide an audience as possible. At All-In Translations, we can make that happen. We too are discontent with those appalling translations one so often sees in mobile games (even more often than in regular games). This makes us the obvious choice if you want people to actually talk about your game… and not about how poorly translated your mobile game is.
Post-editing mobile game translations
We have been translating all sorts of games since 2008, and we know how the best possible result is achieved. For mobile game translation, an important step is post-editing, which means the translators carefully proofreading the mobile game translation in its full context.
Whether this is via screen shots or on an actual phone varies. However, this is the only bulletproof way to avoid misunderstandings and secure a precise and attractive translation of your mobile games. Few words are usually used in mobile game texts, and it is truly an art form to get a user-friendly end result with such limitations. Our mobile game translators are truly the artists at doing this, and they are available to translate into 60+ languages.