Every time I think I'm finished with this game I get some harebrained idea and whip it up.
I'm preparing for another release of Blasteroids. One of the big new features this release will contain is support for "localization," or in other words, a language selection option which will change the in-game text to other languages.
I took a look at the Steam Hardware Survey
and saw that 8 languages made up about 90% of all Steam users, so those are the ones that I chose to translate the game into. And I also added Dutch because one of the people I've been working with for the past several years is a native Dutch speaker, so I figured he could help me make sure the Dutch translation was good.
I mostly used this useful "Polyglot" spreadsheet
for the translations, but it didn't have everything I needed so I had to rely on Google Translate for a few phrases.
So I've got English and Dutch covered. If anyone here speaks any of the other languages and would like to spend a few minutes looking through the game and checking that all the text makes sense in its respective language, I'd sure appreciate it. Respond here or send me a PM and let me know which platform you'd prefer to test it on (Windows, Linux, Mac) and I'll send you a link to a test build.
Here are the languages that will be part of the game in the next release:
- ✔ English
- Simplified Chinese (简体中文)
- Russian (Русский)
- Spanish (Español)
- German (Deutsch)
- Brazilian Portuguese (Português)
- French (Français)
- Korean (한국어)
- ✔ Dutch (Nederlands)