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Top-quality language localization services

Seamless localization of software, apps, games, websites, and other materials into 100+ languages

  • native-speaking professional linguists
  • cloud-based quality-centric translation process
  • dedicated manager or self-serve translation platform
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  • 1500+ localization projects in portfolio
  • Professional localization platforms, APIs, and customized integrations
  • Continuous localization workflow for frequently updated projects
  • Translation memories, glossaries, and QA check-points
  • Localization testing and proofreading on demand

Expertise in localizing various IT products

Our translators are selected through a strict internal quality assurance process and specialize in various IT localization services and subject areas

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App localization

We localize mobile, web, and other apps and perform proofreading and localization quality assurance

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Game localization

Our translators have extensive game translation experience and specialize in different game genres

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Software localization

We can localize your software and develop convenient integrations for proprietary file formats

We can also localize your website, marketing materials, and technical documentation, while tailoring the localization process to your product and team requirements. For smaller translation tasks, we offer Nitro, a professional self-service translation platform.

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What our clients say

We have localized over 1,500 projects and produced 1,000+ videos. Let's make something special for you too!

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Alconost allowed us to offer our platform in over 8 languages almost overnight. We have continued to work with Alconost as they are responsive and provide quality work. Alconost relieves us the burden of finding and managing translators, allowing us to focus on improving our platform while providing it to our non-English speaking demographic.

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Amer Mahmud, Senior Manager

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During the rapid growth phase of any startup, you appreciate anything that saves you time. And with a growing international user base, translation quality affects the way people feel about the reliability of your company.
With Alconost + Crowdin we loved the way translation is guaranteed to be accurate and context-appropriate.

App In the Air

Timur Akhmetgareev, Co-Founder

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Nitro is extremely helpful when it comes to localisation for us. Allowing for quick turnaround, with great support, the results are of high quality. It's a core part of our process.

Kasedo Games

Christian Woolford, Producer

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Given the volumes we need to translate weekly and the number of languages we localize our website and apps into, Alconost offered us the best solution in terms of flexibility, pricing, and quality among the translations agencies we were considering. The quality of the translations is quite high with the proofreading service that Alconost provides.

Movavi Software Limited

Natalia Bogorad, Head of Editorial

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I really appreciate the speed and quality of work provided by Alconost team professionals. Thank you and keep rockin' !

Muse Group

Maria Protasova, Editor-in-Chief, Special Projects Manager @ Ultimate Guitar

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We used to work with freelance translators via a crowdsourcing platform, but the process was lengthy and complicated. With Nitro it’s easy for us to translate texts for our games into multiple languages simultaneously: we just copy the text, specify the languages needed, and receive our translated texts within 24 hours!

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Ekin Usumi, Community manager

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We have been working with Alconost team for many years and never had an issue and with the time the quality of localization services only increased.

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Matt Kryvashein, CMO

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The communication with Alconost has been smooth, the delivery speedy, and the results flawless and consistent.

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Michael Kasarda, Technical Writer

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Fast, quick, and responsive to our changing requirements for various projects.

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Marius Royal, Content and Community Manager

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Alconost has an exceptional and highly skilled team that diligently and swiftly handles tasks with high attention to detail. We are delighted that we have successfully resolved the intricate multilingual structure of our website and other written materials. With a partner we have complete trust in, our confidence is unwavering!

AVILOO Battery Diagnostics

Radinka Danilov Sehovic, Marketing & Communication Expert

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We are a global company and require high-quality translations in multiple languages. Alconost did an excellent job for us. Their communication was fast and convenient, and the translation quality was top-notch. We will definitely turn to Alconost again for our future projects.

Beesender

Aleksandra Yakutovich, Product Manager

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We’ve worked with Alconost for many years now. The fact that we can go to the same company to translate a website, an interface, or technical documentation, create a video clip, or record a voice-over isn’t just convenient — it’s extremely convenient.

Bitrix24

Dmitry Davydov, Chief Marketing Officer

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Working with Alconost has been a very positive experience. Our Project Manager is very helpful and quickly responds to our requests and questions. The translators are very thorough; they often ask questions and submit valid suggestions and feedback. The recurrent translation process we have in place has been working perfectly and saved us a lot of time.

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Catarina Pinheiro, Director of Operations

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I sincerely thank the Alconost team for their work translating Conf.app. Their professionalism, patience, and attention to detail throughout the process were impressive, and the final results were of the highest quality. I highly recommend Alconost to anyone seeking professional translation services and look forward to working with them again.

Conf.app

Lei JIN, CTO

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A team of professionals with whom it is always pleasant and convenient to work. Their approach to work and interaction processes instill confidence in the result.

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Aleksandr Kuzmin, Product Manager

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With tight deadlines to release app updates, we could not ask for a better translation partner than Alconost. Reliable, accurate, fast, and willing to go above and beyond. We've never found better value for our money!

GoodMaps Inc

Caitlin Cambron, Director of Products & User Experience

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I really enjoyed the collaboration that has been established from the very beginning of the localization process. The communication has been smooth and both translators and the project manager have proved to be attentive to all aspects of our software, from character limitations to glossary and stylistic guidelines.

HUB Parking Technology

Cristina Paglialunga, Localization Specialist

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The translation team Alconost established for us was quick to grasp what the HUD App was about and since then, it's been a very straightforward and easy partnership for us. We know our app is unique, and we love working with Alconost because their team gets it. They have made offering our app to a worldwide audience as trouble-free as possible.

HUD Studio Ltd

Mikayla Robinson, Director of Marketing

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We are happy how the processes are working with Alconost: smooth and flexible. We do recommend the company as your translation partner.

Keenetic GmbH

Evgeniya Remennik, Chief Commercial Officer

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To be honest I was very surprised at the quality of the work considering the time and cost, I had heard that the value for money of the localization services was very good, but it was actually much better than I expected, I would definitely work with Alconost again, in fact I am recommending them to colleagues in the industry.

Maniac Panda Games

Javier Larumbe, CTO

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Picking a localization service with a strong understanding of the games industry was critical for us, as the mod.io platform is used by a diverse range of game studios and their mod creators and players. Each of these have a different usage pattern, so catering for this is important, which Alconost understood and was able to deliver on.

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Scott Reismanis, CEO & Co-Founder

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Over the past few years of cooperation with Alconost, we have had absolutely no issues and always received translations within our preferred time frame. Communication is as simple as possible; Alconost fully takes care of all possible nuances that may arise during the translation process. We are very pleased with the cooperation. Keep it up!

Playwing Ltd.

Dmitry Kulaksidis, Technical Product & Operations Business Manager

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I contacted Alconost when I needed to translate a game into ten different languages. The translation was completed very quickly and in a format that was convenient for me. I’d also like to mention their managers, who are very friendly and always willing to help. They were very kind and helpful, and I enjoyed interacting with them. All in all, my experience working with Alconost was extremely positive.

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Rudolf Lacinov, Games developer

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On several occasions, the team at Alconost have gone out of their way to deliver projects on time. They're also very transparent when setting expectations. It's a pleasure working with them!

Speakap Inc.

Nour Jane Kachicho, Content Marketing Manager

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Pleasant and knowledgeable professionals. I liked the structure of the translation process from a technical point of view, especially work with the glossary. Native translators, skillful work with the program, and the ability to observe the process are definite advantages of Alconost.

VigrGames

Sergei Aleksandrov, Founder, CEO

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You are a team of professionals, it is pleasant to work and get excellent results on time. My expectations from cooperation were fully justified. Thank you!

WinUnion Corp.

Dmitry Fitsner, Chief Business Development Officer

Let’s compile your localization process and plan your project

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The strings for translation are separated from the software code. I have the files (iOS .strings, Android .xml, .po, .resx, etc.)
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My string resources are in Google sheets or Excel files. I use script to embed them in the software at build time
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I use CMS, LMS, TMS or another platform and want to have my files translated directly into it
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I need help with extracting resource files from the code
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I have a proprietary/legacy system that needs localization, but the system is not technically designed to be localizable and I have no way of altering the source code/rebuilding the system, OR the string resources are stored in a proprietary file format
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I just need a few lines translated; I’ll manage the translations myself

What makes Alconost the perfect localization service provider for your project?

Strong linguistic foundation for industry leadership

Our translators are native-speaking experienced linguists and subject-matter experts who undergo our strict QA process. We use professional translation tools and platforms, glossaries, translation memories, and style guides to ensure the top translation quality.

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On the cutting edge of translation technology

You choose how to perform the localization — on cloud platforms, via an API, in your CMS, or working with other files. We build an optimal process for your project and can set up continuous localization for frequent updates or develop custom integrations.

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Extra localization solutions

For rare languages, we can recruit and test professional linguists. We can redub audio files, localize videos, and rewrite texts in the language you need. You can also order proofreading or localization testing for your project.

Transparent cost and quick start

Request a quote for localization or place a preliminary order by specifying languages, your content type, and other requirements. We'll calculate the cost based on the language pairs, topics, and translation method, then give you a quote.

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Choose the most convenient way to get your professional translation

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Localization: full-cycle service

We recommend choosing this option if you have a large project, and possibly plan to regularly update it.

  • Native-speaking professional linguists only
  • Cloud-based localization process
  • Dedicated project manager
  • Custom integrations on demand
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Nitro: fast-quality translation

Nitro is the perfect match for you if you need online translation or proofreading done within hours, and prefer a self-service option.

  • Native-speaking professional linguists only
  • Self-service platform
  • Fast turnaround: 2-24 hours
  • No monthly fee — pay as you go
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Nitro API: speed up updates

Automate the whole content localization process and get your translations delivered directly to your CMS via our Nitro API.

  • Native-speaking professional linguists only
  • Fast turnaround: 2-24 hours
  • Automated translation delivery
  • No monthly fee — pay as you go
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FAQ

Who are your translators and how are they selected?

All translations at Alconost are performed by professional translators who are native speakers.

We have approximately 700 professional native-speaking translators on our team, who specialize in a broad range of fields. We always try to assign one or more dedicated translators to your project and work specifically with these translators on a continuous basis. This is useful if you have a large project that is updated periodically, you need to use consistent terminology, or you simply like a particular translator's style. If the translator changes for some reason, they will provide the glossary and translation memory to the new translator to ensure consistency of terminology and style in future updates.

How localization works with Alconost?

After we receive an application for your project, we'll immediately assign a manager who will:

  • Examine the texts, your requirements, and any notes about the translation
  • Calculate the cost of the localization project and approve a budget with you
  • Select translators with the required background
  • Ensure the correct formatting of the finished translations
  • Monitor compliance with the deadlines for completing the project
  • Hire editors for the project to proofread the translations (optional)
  • Draft all required documentation (agreement, invoice, and certificate)
  • Answer your questions and do everything to ensure that you are satisfied with both the localization process and the result.

To help us calculate the cost of localization, please request a quote with the target languages that you would like to localize your website into.

What localization TMS (translation management systems or platforms) are you working with?

Our first choice is the cloud-based translation platform Crowdin. It allows us to manage localization projects in real time. You can:

  • Upload string resources in any format (.resx, .po, .strings, etc.) either manually or through the API
  • Assign translators and editors
  • Track the translation and editing process for your project
  • Leave comments and discuss questions directly with the translators and editors
  • Create glossaries
  • Manage the translation memory
  • Export string resources once the translation is complete

We also work on other localization platforms, such as GitLocalize, Phrase, Lokalise, Memsource, memoQ, Smartcat, WebTranslateIt, Transifex, OneSky, POEditor, Trados, and many more.

What file formats do you work with?

We can work with any file type and suggest customized integrations for your convenience.

Here are the most popular file formats for our projects:

Android .xml, iOS .strings, .stringsdict, Windows .resx, .po, .pot, .php, .json, .ini, .csv, .js, .plist, .xlf, .xliff, .stf, .dita, .ditamap, .toml, .gotext.json, .arb, .vdf, .wxl, .nsh, .properties, .dtd, .ts, .rc, .resw, .resjson, .yml, .htm, .html, .xhtml, .haml, .txt, .md, .xht, .idml, .docx, .svg, .pdf, .xaml, .srt, .vtt, .sbv, .mif, .idml, .rtf, .ppt, .odt, .ods, .odg, .odp, .wiki, .flsnp, .flpgl, .fltoc, .md, .xht.

We also work with other file formats and proprietary systems. Let's discuss your project!

What languages do you translate into?

We translate into more than 100 languages, including the most popular (English, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish), and rarer ones, and even dialects.

We can find a translator in almost any language that the client needs, depending on his product and goals. Sometimes localization into niche languages can offer better prospects than localization into mainstream languages.

To help us calculate the cost of localization, please request a quote with the target languages that you would like to localize your website into.

How is the localization cost calculated?

We work with over 100 languages. The cost of localization depends on the language pair (the source and target languages) involved, the volume of text, and the number of repetitions.

The cost also reflects the localization method. For example, it costs a little more to translate within your CMS than to translate or localize files through a cloud-based translation platform.

The cost of localization is calculated at a rate per 1000 characters, including spaces. When calculating the volume of text to be translated, we do not include HTML element tags.

To help us calculate the cost of localization, please request a quote with the target languages that you would like to localize your website into.

How can I automate the localization process?

We have a few automation options for you to choose from! And the great news is, you don’t have to sacrifice the quality of the translation at all. We automate the workflow – not human creativity.

Firstly, our self-service human translation platform Nitro has an API compatible with all programming languages (Python, JavaScript, Java, PHP, etc.) and platforms (iOS, Android, etc.). Our translation API is free of charge, all you need to pay for is the translation volume. This is your go-to tool for quick and short translations like ads, in-game or in-app content, website copy, and more. The turnaround time is 24 hours, which makes it perfect for urgent tasks. Read more about Nitro API or go straight to the API documentation.

If you’re looking to automate the localization process within a larger localization project, we work with professional translation APIs and Translation Management Systems (TMSs) that help to reduce back-and-forth and keep the lines of communication clear and simple. We also work with other translation and localization APIs of your choice on request.

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Case studies

We have localized over 1,500 projects and produced 1,000+ videos. Let's make something special for you too!

bandsintown
Localization of Bandsintown app
  • Client: Bandsintown
  • Services: localization
  • Languages: FR, DE, IT, JA, PT, PT-BR, ES
  • Volume: 27 000 words
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jooble
Localization of Jooble
  • Client: Jooble
  • Services: Localization
  • Languages: ES, PT, KO, JA and 11 more
  • Volume: 10 000 words
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xsolla
Localization of Xsolla products
  • Client: Xsolla
  • Services: Localization
  • Languages: FR, ES, JA, KO and 14 more
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petcube
Petcube site localization
  • Client: Petcube
  • Services: localization
  • Languages: KO, FR, HE, RO, Pt, NL
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github
Translation of GitHub guides and materials
  • Client: GitHub
  • Services: Translation, proofreading
  • Languages: Japanese
  • Volume: 80 000 words and counting
awarefy
Awarefy
  • Services: Localization
  • Developer / Publisher: Hakali
  • Languages: Japanese –> English
  • Volume: 30 000 characters
iq-dungeon-riddle-solving-rpg
IQ Dungeon - Riddle Solving RPG
  • Services: Localization
  • Developer / Publisher: Hirameku
  • Languages: English –> French, German, Italian ,Korean, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Volume: 35 000 characters
charm-farm
Localization of Charm Farm Game
  • Services: localization
  • Developer/Publisher: Nevosoft
  • Languages: PT-BR, NL, FR, DE, JA, PL, ES
  • Volume: 100 000 words
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clue
Localization of Clue mobile app
  • Client: Clue
  • Services: continuous localization
  • Languages: AR, FR, DA, DE, ES, HI, IT, JA, KO, PL, PT-BR, RU, TR, ZH-CN, ZH-TW
  • Volume: 70 000 words
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darklings
Localization of Darklings
  • Services: localization, LQA
  • Developer/Publisher: MildMania
  • Languages: JA, ZH, ES, RU, IT, FR, DE, PT, KO
  • Volume: 1 000 words
dreamcommerce
Localization of DreamCommerce Platform
  • Client: DreamCommerce
  • Services: localization
  • Languages: NL, TR
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jetbrains
Localization of Jetbrains' products Youtrack and Hub
  • Client: Jetbrains
  • Services: Localization and translation of marketing materials
  • Languages: JA, FR, ES, TH, PT-BR, ZH-CN
  • Volume: 20 000 words and counting
killshotbravo
Localization of Kill Shot Bravo
  • Services: Continuous localization
  • Developer / Publisher: HotHead Games
  • Languages: JA, FR, ES, zh-CN and 10 more
  • Volume: 10 000 words and counting
klondike-the-lost-expedition
Localization of Klondike: The Lost Expedition
  • Services: Continuous localization
  • Developer / Publisher: Vizor Interactive
  • Languages: FR, ES, ZH-CN, JA and 7 more
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liferay
Localization of Liferay Platform
  • Client: Liferay Inc.
  • Services: Localization
  • Languages: ZH-CN, JA, PT-BR, ES and 9 more
  • Volume: 50 000 words and counting
makecode
Localization of Microsoft MakeCode
  • Client: Microsoft Corporation
  • Services: Localization and linguistic QA
  • Languages: FR, JA, PT-PT, ZH-CN and 21 more
  • Volume: 48 000 words and counting
nextstop
Localization of Next Stop
  • Services: localization, proofreading
  • Developer/Publisher: Ladia Group
  • Languages: FR, DE, EN, JA
  • Volume: 7 500 words
harvardcs50
Localization of online courses for Harvard University
  • Client: Harvard University
  • Services: Translation of course materials and subtitles
  • Languages: Arabic, Spanish
  • Volume: 200 000 words and counting
smarty-crm
Localization of Smarty CRM platform
  • Client: Clouds Technologies
  • Services: localization
  • Languages: ES, PT-BR
  • Volume: 9 000 words
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targetprocess
Localization of Targetprocess platform
  • Client: Targetprocess
  • Services: localization
  • Languages: EN, FR, DE, ES, PT-BR, RU
  • Volume: 17 000 words
battletech
Localization of the Battletech game
  • Services: Linguistic quality assurance
  • Developer/Publisher: Paradox Interactive
  • Languages: RU, FR, ES, PT-BR, IT, ZH-CN, DE, PL
ecocity
Localization of the EcoCity game
  • Services: Localization
  • Developer/Publisher: Nevosoft
  • Languages: EN, FR, DE, PT-BR, ES, JA, NL,PL
  • Volume: 100 words
forced-showdown
Localization of the Forced Showdown game
  • Services: Continuous localization
  • Developer/Publisher: BetaDwarf
  • Languages: ES, IT, FR, RU, DE
  • Volume: 10 000 words
goat-simulator
Localization of the Goat Simulator game
  • Services: Countinuous localization, proofreading, linguistic quality assurance
  • Developer/Publisher: Coffee Stain Studios
  • Languages: ZH-CN, ZH-TW, FR, DE, IT and 8 more
  • Volume: 35 000 words
mahjong-treasure-quest
Localization of the Mahjong Treasure Quest game
  • Services: Countinuous localization, linguistic quality assurance
  • Developer/Publisher: Vizor Games
  • Languages: ZH-CN, ZH-TW, FR, DE, IT and 5 more
  • Volume: 100 000 words
minion-masters
Localization of the Minion Masters game
  • Services: Countinuous localization
  • Developer/Publisher: BetaDwarf
  • Languages: ZH-CN, ZH-TW, FR, DE, IT, RU, PT-BR, ES
  • Volume: 20 000 words
outpost-zero
Localization of the Outpost Zero game
  • Services: Localization
  • Developer/Publisher: tinyBuild Games
  • Languages: ZH-CN, FR, DE, JA, KO, RU, PT-BR, ES
  • Volume: 8 000 words
party-hard
Localization of the Party Hard game
  • Services: Localization
  • Developer/Publisher: tinyBuild Games
  • Languages: ZH-CN, KO, JA, FR, DE, RU and 3 more
  • Volume: 12 000 words
stellaris
Localization of the Stellaris game
  • Services: Linguistic quality assurance
  • Developer/Publisher: Paradox Interactive
  • Languages: FR, DE, RU
street-of-rogue
Localization of the Streets of Rogue game
  • Services: Localization
  • Developer/Publisher: tinyBuild Games
  • Languages: ZH-CN, FR, DE, KO, RU, PT-BR, ES
  • Volume: 8 000 words
tamadog
Localization of the Tamadog game
  • Services: Localization
  • Developer/Publisher: Vizor Games
  • Languages: ZH-CN, ZH-TW, HI
zombie-castaways
Localization of the Zombie Castaways game
  • Services: Countinuous localization
  • Developer/Publisher: Vizor Games
  • Languages: DE, IT, FR, ES
  • Volume: 100 000 words
viber
Localization of Viber messenger
  • Services: Product localization, marketing translation
  • Developer/Publisher: Viber
  • Languages: RU
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mini-mini-farm
Mini Mini Farm
  • Services: Localization
  • Developer / Publisher: CoffeeBreak
  • Languages: Japanese –> English
  • Volume: 8 500 characters
parasite-days
Parasite Days
  • Services: Localization
  • Developer / Publisher: Zxima
  • Languages: Japanese –> English
  • Volume: 70 000 characters
clash-of-kings
Proofreading of in-game text for Clash of Kings
  • Services: Proofreading, editing
  • Developer / Publisher: Elex Tech
  • Languages: English
  • Volume: 25 000 words
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punch-club
Punch Club localization
  • Services: localization
  • Developer/Publisher: Tiny Build
  • Languages: ZH-CN, PL
  • Volume: 20 000 words
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raymy's-aI-pest-weed
Raymy's AI pest weed
  • Services: Localization
  • Developer / Publisher: Nihon Nohyaku
  • Languages: Japanese –> English, Chinese (traditional),Vietnamese, Hindi
  • Volume: 80 000 characters
ricoh360-tours
RICOH360 Tours
  • Services: Localization
  • Developer / Publisher: RICOH
  • Languages: Japanese –> English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch
  • Volume: 18 000 characters
ruins-magus
Ruins Magus
  • Services: Localization
  • Developer / Publisher: Character Bank
  • Languages: Japanese –> English
  • Volume: 38 000 characters
bitrix24site
Localization of Bitrix24 website
  • Client: Bitrix24
  • Services: Localization
  • Languages: ES, PT-BR, JA, ZH-CN and 11 more
  • Volume: 100 000 words and counting

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