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August = October. Also, I need French and German translators. Please send me a message if you're interested.

Posted by Radiatoryang on Oct 4th, 2009

Howdy. I'd like to get started on a French and German translation so it'll be ready by the time I finish everything else and release. Right now I'm planning for French, German, and Spanish (sorry everyone else!)... So if you're a French or German member of the community, please send me a message! Here's the rough workload, and it'll likely take you a few hours:

  • about 40 subtitle strings of dialog
  • 8 short poems
  • 40-50 strings of text

Ideally, I'd prefer people who like reading books and who have a near-fluent grasp of English, so you'll understand some of the stuff I was trying for in my own writing and translate that with your own sensibilities.

In return... I sadly can't pay you, but I'll definitely put you on the playtester mailing list and give you a hearty thanks in the credits. And then you can point to your friends - "Ha, see? I translated a video game. What have YOU done lately with you life?" You will be the envy of the party.

Radiator 1-3, Much Madness - Submarine Prototype

So in developing this style for the submarine, I wanted something that was part untextured model render, part realistic, part shiny / metal, part flat-shaded, and part undetailed.

In general, the more detailed / "realistic" something is, the less symbolic it can become in the player's mind - because the designer has already defined the object, that the stop sign is already a stop sign and nothing more - so here I have some vague mechanical shaped things on the walls. It's enough to tell you that this is supposed to be a submarine, but hopefully you're still able to say to yourself, "okay, but what else?"

It's not a photorealistic submarine; it's not trying to be. Real submarines are much smaller, much more cramped, and not very fun to explore. And to me, realism generally isn't a worthy goal in the first place because we already know it's not real by virtue of staring into a screen. It's a like reading a novel.

We know the novel is fiction. We know an author wrote it. Yet, we still get immersed in the novel - the content still engages us. The novel doesn't have to be realistic, but rather it has to be PLAUSIBLE and CONSISTENT. I aim for those goals in my levels.

... But to re-cap: if you're bilingual and you know French / German and English well, send me a message and we can start translating. Awesome.

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`DarcK
`DarcK Oct 5 2009, 6:34am says:

I sent you a message.

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Vinylshark
Vinylshark Oct 5 2009, 6:41am says:

I sent you a message, too.

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Au-heppa
Au-heppa Oct 5 2009, 8:21am says:

Nice.

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Twitwi
Twitwi Oct 5 2009, 9:27am says:

what about danish translations :D?

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Ekonk
Ekonk Oct 5 2009, 9:55am says:

I'd love to help, and my English is pretty fluent, but I'm Dutch, not German or French.

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namespace
namespace Oct 5 2009, 11:22am says:

I also sent you a message.

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Funhaver
Funhaver Oct 5 2009, 12:46pm says:

I sent one, too.

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tubbles
tubbles Oct 5 2009, 3:57pm says:

looks very good. sorry for being annoying, but modern subs do have quite a bit of space on board.

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Nebcake
Nebcake Oct 5 2009, 6:16pm says:

Even though its a prototype, it looks amazing.

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Maggot4ever
Maggot4ever Oct 11 2009, 3:15am says:

sounds cool

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Otter.
Otter. Jan 11 2010, 12:37pm says:

If you need hungarian translators too just contact me ;)

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