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Podcast S2 EP18 Arthur Flew

S2 EP18: Ft. Arthur Flew

Love is in the air 💕 And believe us, this episode will make you fall in love with localization all over again.

Guest: Arthur Flew, brings over 18 years of localization leadership experience from industry giants like Epic Games and Blizzard Entertainment, contributing to projects such as World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Overwatch, Fortnite, and Unreal Engine. Outside his professional realm, Arthur’s interests are as diverse as his expertise, with a love for gaming, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and unwavering support for the Lakers.

May the Loc Force guide you in this journey to the heart of gaming localization!

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Podcast S2 EP17 Culturalization

S2 EP17: Culturalization

In today’s episode, we delve into the fascinating realm of culturalization in video games. Join us as we uncover the importance of bridging cultures through gaming and creating meaningful experiences for diverse audiences worldwide!

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Podcast S2 EP14 Olga Petrova

S2 EP14: Ft. Olga Petrova

What if we told you that localization is the Cinderella of the games ball? Discover why in this episode of Open World featuring Olga Petrova!

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S2 EP12 Estelle Bailly

S2 EP12 – Ft. Estelle Bailly

Estelle Bailly, a Localization Director at Hi-Rez Studios, shares her journey in the video game industry. Don’t miss her insights into the imposter phenomenon, the future of technology, and more!

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Renee Gittins

S1 EP17 – Ft. Renee Gittins

Alex and Flor chat with Renee Gittins in this episode, the Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association. She shares insights on the design and process of creating her new game, Potions: A Curious Tale. Learn about video game design, where game development meets localization and inclusivity in the video game industry.

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Denisse Kreeger

S1 EP12 – Ft. Denisse Kreeger

Almost everything we interact with involves localization, whether it’s a Netflix show, video game or app on our phone. Denisse Kreeger strives to talk about the value of localization across all industries, and in this episode, she shares her journey from federal government investigations to dubbing to video game development, while building a healthy and diverse work environment. Don’t miss the LocFact on cultural influences in League of Legends and a sneak peek of Arcane: Animated Series from Riot Games.

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Hugo Miranda

S1 EP11 – Ft. Hugo Miranda

Speaking strange languages and living in foreign lands was the dream for Hugo Miranda, after living in his small home country of Costa Rica. After living abroad in both the US and Taiwan, Hugo’s passion for linguistics and bilingualism grew, leading him to work in the video game localization industry, giving him opportunities to share his passion for language with future generations.

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Ulises Uno

S1 EP 9 – Ft. Ulises Uno

Localizing a video game is no small task, and it requires you to compromise, prioritize, maintain a clear direction, and collaborate with the myriad of disciplines involved in creating a game, says this week’s guest, Ulises Uno, Content and Localization Manager at etermax. In this episode of Open World, get the inside scoop on Etermax and the expansion of their mobile trivia games to Latin American markets from Ulises, along with some great industry tips and the concept behind his “meme museum”.

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Ivan Lopes

S1 EP 8 – Ft. Ivan Lopes

Working on a game with tons of content like Disco Elysium requires solid reference materials and systems in place to ensure consistency throughout the localization process. For Ivan Lopes, having passionate fans and methods to get direct player feedback is also vital in a big video game localization project. In this episode of Open World, our guest shares his experience working on the localization of Disco Elysium in Brazilian Portuguese and how his background prepared him for this challenge.

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