While it’s definitely too late to wish anyone a happy new year, it is still just about 2019. This provides us with an opportunity to give Paul Hardcastle a long-overdue shout-out, and also to tell you a bit about what we’ve been up to of late.
The year got off to a cracking start with the release of Wargroove, the new title from our friends at Chucklefish. It’s a gloriously charming and fiendishly challenging turn-based strategy game that immediately appealed to both our retro sensibilities and our addictive personalities—which is why we were only too eager to tackle its localisation from English into a stonking nine languages: (deep breath) German, Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese! It’s the most multi-lingual project we’ve been involved in so far, and from start to finish, it was a magnificent example of global human cooperation and collaboration—like Star Trek.
Given that it seems Wargroove has been hovering around the top of the Steam charts ever since it was released, it’s very likely we’re preaching to the converted here, but it’s really, really great, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already.
2019 will also see the release of Giga Wrecker Alt., a revamped version of the 2D classic. Working in conjunction with the fine people at Rising Star games, we provided an all-new English localisation, as well as localisations into an array of other languages. The game is coming to consoles for the first time and will also feature all sorts of new and improved features, meaning there’s something to tickle the fancy of even the most experienced Giga Wrecker.
Last but not least, we’re pleased to announce that we provided European language localisation support for the super-duper hotly (and longly) awaited Kingdom Hearts III. It was a real honour for us to be able to play a small part in bringing this charismatic beast into the world, and once again we’re in awe of the amazing work that went into it by all concerned.
Having had a number of other irons in the fire for a while now, we’ll hopefully have a few more exciting announcements to make over the coming months, and we’re really looking forward to telling the world about them once they’re sufficiently...fiery. In other words, watch this space!