Internationalise Your Games
Codebase, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 9DZ
Creative Europe Desk UK - Scotland presents an evening of talks covering how to internationalise your games content, release and promotion.
The games market is inherently international with standardised hardware, delivery platforms and formats but often in content, diversity, language and localisation games are missing opportunities for audiences, financing and impact.
In this evening of talks we’ll discuss a range of topics on how you can make your games more suitable and engaging for a worldwide audience through collaboration, research, experimentation and planning.
The evening will feature:
Benjamin Taylor, Creative Europe Desk UK - Scotland
Ben is our MEDIA Officer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Ben will give an overview of Creative Europe's Video Games Development funding scheme where grants of between €10,000 and €150,000 are available for games production companies making projects aimed at a wide international audience.
Kevin Beamers, Italic Pig
Based in Northern Ireland Italic Pig create epic narrative-driven adventures for all ages. Their work includes the award winning Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark, released on PS4, XBOX ONE and PC. Their upcoming production Mona Lisa was supported by Creative Europe and Screen Northern Ireland and will be released in 2018.
Paul Callaghan, British Council
Paul is the British Council’s first Games & Interactive Programme Manager, and has been working in games since 1998 as a programmer, designer, writer, educator and creative producer. Paul is responsible for developing new connections/collaborations in the diverse world of games and interactive media, focusing initially on Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Cesar Ayala - GamerLation
GamerLation offer translation and localization for games by gamers. Localizing your videogame can open you to new markets of people that don’t have English as their first language. GamerLation’s team of translators have years of experience from AAA to indie titles and are used to the craziness that makes the video games industry so interesting.
Paula Bird – Axis Animation
Powered by a love for creativity, Paula works at the core of Axis Studios, planning for new projects as well as overseeing a number of the studio's live projects. Paula will be talking through some of the benefits and challenges of international collaboration that Axis have had with companies such as 343 Studios, Microsoft Studios and EA.
Earlier in the day, Creative Europe Desk UK - Scotland will be holding 1-2-1 application surgeries with developpers planning to submit an application to the latest Video Games funding call. Find out more here.