Language Fixes

Gametrender is branching out. It’s sad to see that there are so many good ideas for apps out there that are let down by the language barrier. So because here at Gametrender we’re good all around nice guys(and we love the publicity!) we’ve been contacting developers who to put it bluntly, need help with their English and have been offered to improve their app translations and scripts. Here’s the email that we’ve been sending out.

Dear Developer
I am the owner of the “Gametrender” blog and website. As part of our marketing strategy we are offering app dialogue script optimisation to any interested developers.
As a consumer and trender of apps I am very conscious how poor translation can have a negative affect on the enjoyment of games and apps. Particularly in relation to story based games. We are not offering to translate your app , as of course this has already been done. However, what we will do is enhance the translation of your app. Your app will be more professional, more accessible and more enjoyable to the end user. If you feel that your app dialogue has been poorly translated or that it could be enhanced, then we would like you to take advantage of this offer.
This is completely free and of no obligation. The reason behind this is that it is part of our marketing strategy. Gametrender is a brand new start up website that recommends apps to customers. By offering you this translation optimisation service we aim to get our name known and perhaps even expand into script writing and optimisation through our website. If you do use this service all we ask is that you recommend us to other developers and help to get our name known throughout the community.
 We have also had a lot of interest recently in fixing the front end descriptions on the Android market, which of course we are quite happy to do too.
The script optimisation will be performed by a native English speaker who holds a degree in English and a postgraduate degree in Education. Additionally he has over three years experience as an English teacher.
If you wish to use our free service then please email us at this address. Alternatively feel free to browse our Gametrender WordPress blog and our provisional website: gametrender.webs.com .
Thank you for your time and all the best with your current and forthcoming developments.
Yours faithfully
Gametrender

Over the next couple of posts we’ll let you know how that goes down with the development community. gametrender.webs.com

Not quite free

The English language is amazingly adaptable with lots of new words being added every year. Well one of particular interest to gamers which I’m sure we will be seeing in a dictionary soon is Freemium. Do you see what they’ve done there? Free and Premium surely two good things. This is an increasingly popular business model that developers are turning to to generate cash. Rather than having in app adverts to help pay for their games (more on that in another article) developers will charge for extra features such as specialized items, new levels and extra game modes. Theres lots of variation that developers can put on this theme and so far its proving quite effective with recent hits such as Robotek generating capital this way, a strategy game with the eventual aim of liberating all the worlds “nodes” from evil androids. Every node you liberate gives you more energy but every time you lose, your energy is depleted. While possible to complete the game without paying it will be very, very difficult, so the freemium model lets you purchase energy. Its this revenue dream that allows what could easily be a purchased game be free for the casual gamer. When is it worth making purchases like these, well thats why you need to help get Gametrender up and running because thats our business-getting the best apps into the hands of gamers!

Gamechanger

Almost seven hundred million connected devices I read recently.That’s a lot! And of those how many smart phones and more importantly what to put on them? Me? I’m a gamer through and through, do I care what others are playing? Maybe, depends if they’ve got similar tastes or if I think that what they say is actually worth the e-ink its printed in.So back to that title at the top “Gamechanger”.Believe it, its happening and here it starts-stay tuned. And something for your troubles heres some trends: Try Zenonia 2 and Drag Racing for Android. Come follow…