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Localization choices in indie games : A study on the influencing factors

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Abstract Although the translation and cultural adaptation of video games have received a lot of research attention in recent years, studies on the localization of independent – or indie – video games are still lacking. First summarizing the definitions of independent and indie video games, this study attempts to identify and examine factors that are likely to influence two localization choices: 1) the number of languages that an indie game is localized into and 2) the level of localization that an indie game receives. Four categories of factors are investigated: game characteristics, game development and localization processes, feedback received on the game, and game pricing and funding. Results show that a large number of factors are likely to play a role and that the overall influence is likely to be multifactorial, although game characteristics factors seem to be the most interesting and deserving of further research.
Keywords LocalizationVideo game localizationIndie video gamesLevels of localizationExploratory study
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BERTHOUZOZ, Marie. Localization choices in indie games : A study on the influencing factors. Université de Genève. Maîtrise, 2019. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:123932

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