LocalizeDirect is a software development and translation service company and the developer of LocDirect, a localization tool for the games industry.
The management team is comprised of developers who have worked on a vast number of games and experienced the pitfalls of bad localisation processes first hand. This experience has resulted in the development of a service that aims to remove these pitfalls.
Tool licensing launched in August 2010 and the translation service in November 2010. Since launch, LocalizeDirect has attracted high praise and a stellar client list which includes the likes of THQ, Rocksteady, nDreams, Doublesix, Pressplay, Slitherine and Playdead.
LocalizeDirect's mission is to provide customers with the best solution to localize in-game assets. Localising games really needn’t be the pain it has historically been. With the correct management tool and delivery structure in place localisation can be extremely straightforward.
LocalizeDirect are keen to improve process for businesses of all sizes. Smaller outfits have to contend with limited budgets and cannot afford to spend time with localisation pain. Larger outfits need streamlined process. Any delay will result in massive overspend due to a larger organisational overheads.
Using LocDirect helps the users localise into multiple languages and then integrate content back into the title, quickly and painlessly. Translators access source language strings direct and then the developer can simply export the content in the form most suitable for their development. It is highly adaptable and scales from small handheld game productions to large triple-A multiplatform projects.