LocaGames, Aiming free localization services for game creators, announces its Service model – LocaGames

LocaGames, Aiming free localization services for game creators, announces its Service model

December 17, 2016

Global indie game marketplace: “LocaGames” translates indie games without the expense of creators, launches Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter

Tokyo, Japan: Adventures Inc. today reveals the LocaGames scheme, for the first time. Today officially launches its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

LocaGames is a global indie game marketplace. Game creators can freely sell their games. No initial fee or monthly usage fee is required. As a significant feature, LocaGames translates indie games at no cost from the creator side. LocaGames will bear the cost, localize it, distribute it, and supply it to overseas gamers. As an initial phase, most of the games will come from Japan.

The supported languages ​​will start from Japanese and English, then will be expanded to Chinese, Spanish, French, Russian, German etc. in the future.

Unlike commercial games, indie games in Japan are not expanded overseas. There are several possible reasons.

  • Due to the high cost of localization, there is a large psychological and financial burden to order to a translation agency.
  • Even if it is localized, it is difficult to do marketing and support in a foreign language by yourself without knowledge.
  • Indies are positioned as a hobby, and creators can hardly make money by selling them.
  • Creators are developers, not marketers or PR person.

Once the creator passed the “Official Support Program”, you can get localization and a lot of promotion support without initial cost.

Support included

  • Promotion
  • Listing on other platforms etc.
  • Multilingual support

LocaGames is available now for pre-order on Kickstarter for the early bird price.

For more information, visit Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/locagames/localized-game-marketplace-from-japan).

About Adventures Inc.: A Tokyo based Start-up established in Nov 2020. The company goal is to make a world where small or individual creators can succeed across borders.

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ゲームクリエイター向けに無料でローカリゼーションを行う LocaGames のサービス概要を初公開