Stone Story RPG – German Translation

Stone Story RPG by Martian Rex is an RPG in a dark and ominous world, animated entirely in ASCII symbols. Together with Michael Stein I contributed a part to the German translation of the game. The game is now available in Early Access on Steam.

Story

“The game takes elements from various genres and repackages them into a wholly unique experience. One of Stone Story’s defining mechanics is that you have no direct control of the player character, as an A.I. does all the exploring, combat and looting. That doesn’t mean this is an idle game. Potions and special abilities are maximized by good timing. Boss fights are intense, requiring quick item swaps if the boss changes patterns.Your natural curiosity will be your greatest tool as you delve into the game and discover there’s more beneath its deceptively simple surface.”

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Hide Or Die – German Translation

Hide Or Die by VecFour Digital is a large-scale asymmetrical multiplayer horror game. In cooperation with Level Up Translation, I took care of the German translation. The game is now available in Early Access on Steam!

Story

“Hide or Die is a large scale multiplayer horror game set in a world corrupt with darkness. Dozens of players take the role as survivors, hiding out in remote bunkers, clinging to their last bits of resources. They must gear up, locate abandoned extractors, re-activate them and escape before the darkness fully consumes them. As the game progresses the darkness will corrupt even the strongest survivors, turning them into powerful and terrifying killers whose goal is only to kill those who remain. When the Darkness overtakes the world, the players with the most darkness are deemed The Chosen and are given the role to guard one of three bunkers which become the only possible escapes for the remaining players. This intense last-minute rush to escape is where The Chosen partake in a killing-spree in this brutal end-game with a fortune in rewards for doing so.”

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Sweet Escapes – German Translation

Sweet Escapes by Redemption Games is a cute match-3 puzzle game for iOS and Android. In cooperation with Level Up Translation, I took care of the German translation. Have a look, but be careful: The game is addictive!

Story

“Resurrect a rundown bakery to world-renowned glory. Create a candy shop dedicated to every iteration of sugary, succulent sweets. Launch a high-end soda shop that takes the bubbly beverage to new dessert-themed heights.”

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Gibbous – German Translation

Gibbous – A Cthulhu Adventure by Stuck In Attic is a fun and dark point-and-click adventure game from Transylvania! It’s about the dreaded Necronomicon, Cthulhu himself and … a talking cat!

Discover this comedic cosmic horror adventure from Transylvania and experience the vast world through the eyes of three adorable protagonists with 2D animation in a Disney-like style! Now available on Steam and GOG – of course also with German subtitles. In this sense: Cthulhu fhtagn!

Story

“Darkham, with its crooked gambrel roofs, dark alleys, and a past shrouded in secrecy, never really was a welcoming place, but nowadays? Kooky cults are popping up everywhere, and that most evil book, the Necronomicon, is spoken of in trembling whispers once more.

Detective Don R. Ketype is on the case to retrieve the mysterious evil tome, but unsuspecting librarian Buzz Kerwan stumbles upon it and accidentally transforms his cat, Kitteh, into a walking, talking abomination. Being humanized? Quite a downgrade.”

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Sagebrush – German Translation

Sagebrush by Redact Games is a narrative adventure game inspired by real sects. Do you dare to explore the abandoned Black Sage Ranch? The game is now available in German – on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Port by Ratalaika Games.

Story

“Sagebrush is a short-form first-person narrative adventure about exploring the compound of an apocalyptic Millenialist cult in remote New Mexico years after they collectively took their lives in a mass suicide event.

In Sagebrush, you’ll investigate the long-abandoned Black Sage Ranch, the former home of Perfect Heaven, an apocalyptic cult formed in the early 1990s under the guiding hand of the prophet Father James.”

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Sagebrush – PlayStation Store

Sagebrush – Microsoft Store

Sagebrush – Nintendo Switch

Clea – German Translation

Clea by InvertMouse is a horror adventure game, where you must outwit the so-called Chaos Servants and escape from the Whitlock Mansion. The game is now available on Steam – also in German, of course!

Story

“Mum and Dad have been experimenting on Chaos Servants, but now, the monsters have been let loose. Clea, with her brother in tow, must escape from the Whitlock Mansion. Watch your back, Clea. Those closest to you may be the real terror.”

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Generals & Rulers – German Translation

Generals & Rulers by Hamsters Gaming is a strategy game in which you tactically conquer lands and expand your empire. The game is now available in several languages on Steam!

Story

You take control of the country and begin to fight with neighbors for the expansion of your empire. We tried to throw out the whole grind from the strategy game. All boring and annoying elements. There remains essentially pure tactic and strategy. The game is not just dynamic – the “Generals and Rulers” is the dynamics itselves.

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Localization QA: How Video Game Testers Ensure The Quality Of Your Title [Q&A]

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a video game tester? One of the companies I’m working with, LocalizeDirect, has conducted an interview with a colleague of mine and myself.

We talk about our work, typical loc issues, and why localization testing is a must for the German audience. Bonus: tips on how to make the LQA process smooth and sound!

Feel free to check it out here: Localization QA: How Video Game Testers Ensure The Quality Of Your Title [Q&A]

A big thank you to the whole team at LocalizeDirect!

Natural – Beyond Nature – German Translation

Natural – Beyond Nature by Zeiva Inc is a mystery, drama, supernatural visual novel with 6 different endings, an unlockable gallery, and many extras. The game is now available in German!

There is also a free demo on the official site. Have a look and also check out the other games from Zeiva Inc, which are already available in German: Phantom Seeds, Train of Afterlife, and Voices from the Sea.

Story

“During an introspective journey, Olea has a chance encounter with two residents of a quiet island – Flori, the cheerful young inn owner, and Llima, her taciturn childhood friend. Unbeknownst to them, they share a connection bound by a tragic past. Can Olea save them from their cruel yet inevitable fate? What is waiting for them in the end?”

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Epitasis – German Translation

Epitasis by Epitasis Games is sci-fi exploration puzzle game, set on far off distant worlds. Together with Level Up Translation we translated the game into different languages.

Story

“Having stumbled upon an ancient portal, you take a leap of faith and suddenly find yourself amidst the remnants of an ancient alien civilization. Cryptic puzzles, forgotten technologies and treasured relics are riddled amongst the beautiful wilderness that has engulfed the remains of this fallen race. If you are to learn their secrets, you must unearth the fate of the civilization that called these lost worlds home.”

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