NS2 Translation site launched
Our aim is to make games for the world, and to bring people together. To do this, we need to make games that are played by the world, and understood by the world. We have players in 5+ languages so far and we want many more.
I’ve gotten tons of e-mail over the years from players who wanted to translate Natural Selection. For NS1, we ended up shipping English, French ("Ejecter le comm."), Spanish ("Estás gestando.", German (""Werde angegriffen!") and Turkish "Gidelim Buradan"). Many other players have offered to help translate the game into their own language, but it was already tricky to keep the game up to date with the latest strings and translations.
So instead of paying a company to do this, we wanted to create a system that allowed all of you to translate it into your own language. We now have a web-site that is automatically updated with the latest strings from the game (every time we make a build). Whenever we release a build, we grab the latest approved translations and ship them automatically with the game. Trusted admins for each language will approve final translations to make sure nothing inappropriate sneaks in.
If this is something you’re interested in, head on over to translate.unknownworlds.com and create an account and start submitting translations. If you don’t see your language there yet, e-mail me or tweet us and we’ll add it. Of course, anyone that’s translating lots will be more likely to get into Squad 5.
Disclaimer: the site is still in its early stages, but we’d rather release something for you sooner rather then later. Thanks so much to Łukasz Nowaczek (AceDude) for creating such an awesome site for us!