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#113462 - 08/18/05 05:06 PM An appeal to all the indipendent developers
Carla Offline
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Registered: 03/20/01
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Hi,
I know that probably this will add extra costs to all our brilliant indipendent games developers, but I would like to make an appeal:would be possible to have english subtitling? I'm italian, and although I speak a quite-decent english (after 12 years of cockney husband...) sometimes is quite difficult for me to catch all the words in the games.
I fully enjoyed Dark Fall only when it was translated in my language:I played the game in english, understood most of the story but of course I missed some words that sometimes give you some essential clues.
I'm sure that lots of these indipendent games would be bought by non-english gamers, because reading english is so much easier than listen to it.
thanks
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#113463 - 08/18/05 05:25 PM Re: An appeal to all the indipendent developers
CBSection31 Offline
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Adding subtitles is one of the things I'm focusing on for my next game. So, hopefully, it'll all work out! smile
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#113464 - 08/18/05 05:32 PM Re: An appeal to all the indipendent developers
Carla Offline
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Registered: 03/20/01
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Thanks so much! praise
I'm starting Shady Brook now, hopefully won't be too difficult to understand, otherwise I will ask you for a list of dialogues! lol
When I played Lifestream I remember I had some problems, I asked my husband a couple of times to listen for me and repeat slowly!
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#113465 - 08/18/05 05:44 PM Re: An appeal to all the indipendent developers
CBSection31 Offline
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I hope that Shady Brook proves less troublesome for you! Enjoy the game. smile
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#113466 - 08/18/05 05:47 PM Re: An appeal to all the indipendent developers
Jenny Offline
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Registered: 12/04/99
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Loc: Northwestern New Mexico, USA
I just finished Shady Brook (it was a great game, Chris, my heartiest congratulations!!!), and my advice would be to turn up your sound so the music is a little too loud, and the voices should be quite understandable.

But I know what you mean--I would certainly love to have subtitles in Spanish games...
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#113467 - 08/18/05 06:03 PM Re: An appeal to all the indipendent developers
looney4labs Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
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I always always play with subtitles on as I often cannot understand the dialogue---Subtitles are a must!
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#113468 - 08/18/05 07:03 PM Re: An appeal to all the indipendent developers
Mikael Offline
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Registered: 06/10/02
Posts: 456
Loc: Sweden
I'm happy to tell you that our next game will have subtitles. I always prefer to have them on in games myself, although I dislike subtitles in movies for some reason.

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#113469 - 08/18/05 07:09 PM Re: An appeal to all the indipendent developers
Jenny Offline
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Great, Mikael--will there be the option to have them off or on?

And more important, when will the next game come out... think
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#113470 - 08/18/05 07:47 PM Re: An appeal to all the indipendent developers
The Parrot Offline
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Registered: 11/08/04
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It's been noted wink it's easy to forget, I suppose, as a developer you've been over your text again and again until you can wake up and say it without a second thought (and since I'm acting in my game I'll actually have to know it that well, come to think of it).

Optional subtitles! smile
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#113471 - 08/19/05 03:23 AM Re: An appeal to all the indipendent developers
metamorphium Offline
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Optional subtitles is a must in my opinion. So count with them in Destinies too. laugh
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#113472 - 08/20/05 02:35 AM Re: An appeal to all the indipendent developers
Carla Offline
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Thanks to you all for the response. bravo
I'm looking forward to your new games!
thanks
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#113473 - 08/21/05 12:16 PM Re: An appeal to all the indipendent developers
Jenna Offline
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Registered: 10/17/04
Posts: 264
I'm sure I'm in the minority but I find sounds to be kind of distracting. I always prefer to turn all the sounds off (voices and music) and just read the subtitles.

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#113474 - 08/21/05 01:10 PM Re: An appeal to all the indipendent developers
Becky Offline
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Registered: 02/16/00
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Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Mikael -- not even a bit of info on your new game? I'll say the magic word.

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#113475 - 08/21/05 01:14 PM Re: An appeal to all the indipendent developers
Alan Thorn Offline
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Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 32
Loc: London, UK
My game, Meet The Creeper will have subtitles wherever required. There will be an option to disable them for people who dislike them
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#113476 - 08/21/05 01:15 PM Re: An appeal to all the indipendent developers
JohnBoy Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
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I find the subtitles distracting. I always turn them off, turn up the voice and lower the music. I like the sound effects set at midway. laugh
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