Fans Help Translate Fragile Dreams: Farewell, Ruins of the Moon In Spanish

By Spencer . March 8, 2010 . 8:09am

fdrem In an unprecedented decision, Rising Star Games are working with fans to translate Fragile Dreams: Farewell, Ruins of the Moon’s script into Spanish.

 

Fifty volunteers recruited by DSWii.es are localizing the 35,000 word script. However, the fan edited script won’t be on disc. The massive file will be distributed as download on the Fragile Dreams translation guide portal for free after the game launches on March 19.

 

"The most important aspect of this translation is not that the game arrives in Spanish, but that this is the first time in history in which gamers will participate actively in the development process or the localisation of a title," said Hugo Fraga, director of content and marketing at Blogocio Media SL.

 

Good point Fraga and Rising Star Games is dabbling in new territory. Perhaps, one of their future games will go a step further and put a fan translation directly into one of their games.



  • malek86

    How are they going to use it? SD patching a la Fatal Frame 4?

    • dv8shun

      Maybe it’s a link to the straight text or a PDF.

      Hope this collaboration turns out well!

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Heart-warming news, this. Great job, guys! :)

  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    good thing translating from english to spanish is 10000 times easier than from japanese to english

  • Dark_Sage

    One would hope they’re getting compensated in some way for this.

    Any details on that?

    • http://www.twitter.com/christaran Chris Taran

      They’re volunteers. Meaning free work. I’m sure they’re just happy having worked on a published game in some way.

      At best maybe those 50 will get a copy of the game. Probably not even that. Sometimes the work itself is payment enough.

  • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

    I wish companies would do this more often or at least leave the option open on those too difficult/expensive/niche etc. games.

    • Pichi

      I would hope Namco would do this for their Tales of series, but nope. Hope that at least look into it if they read this story.

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