[Post-Mortem] My opinion on LocJAM & Grandpa

GrandpaYou can find my localised version [here].

One week. One game. Grandpa, an interactive story about Emi and her Grandfather trying to find his hat. A Global Game Jam entry, that has to be translated from English to one of the designated languages, including Japanese. As amateurish as I am, I decided to take up the job to localise this game, despite neither of the two languages being my mother tongue. As described in the disclaimer, the translation of this game only took me a day, yet refining it to a piece that can be commercially published is a whole different matter. In this article, I’d like to talk a bit about my experienced related to this event.

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Dutch student Japanologist, and founder of Mandoran. Likes everything about Modern Japan, including anime, manga, visual novels, bowling and gaming. Frequently found as translator or translation checker of fansub groups. His portfolio can be found on his dropbox website. Follow his actions on Twitter or send him a message at chrouya@gmail.com .

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