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I have a strategy game here: STARLINES INC That I reckon would do very well in Germany. I have sold quite a few copies all over the place, but the game is only promoted and sold in an english language version. Its ready for localisation (more or less) and I know there are some companies that will translate it for money, but I was more interested in getting coverage in the German games press. I think there are quite a few english-speaking German gamers that don't know about my game, whom I could attract to it if I got reviewed by a German games website. Trouble is I can't find any! and even if I could, I dont speak German! Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on who to email or how to get coverage in German magazines or websites? Any good URLS on the topic, or experience of having an indie game translated? Its quite a text-heavy game (lots of menus). Thanks http://www.positech.co.uk [edited by - cliffski on July 17, 2002 5:12:33 PM] [edited by - cliffski on July 17, 2002 5:13:29 PM]

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You might want to edit your post - a bit hard to read. Anyways, I don''t know how to help you, maybe search for some German game sites and see if any gamers are interested... or use a text translator (ROFL).

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some magz:

http://www.pcgames.de/
http://www.pc-action.de/


contact them in english, and hope they will understand you
(I think they will)



- unshaven (Germany)



It is now for sure you can throw away your computer

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Wow,does my last post mess up your website format too?
Anyway - here the correct version:

You might check out Computerbild Spiele and Bravo Screenfun
Both are most mainstream & stupid and so have the highest print run. I am not sure if Bravo screenfun often features a cover-cd. They contacted me for a freeware game once. Computerbild Spiele always comes with a game cd.

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NOOOO!!!

lakibuk,

nah, not those two!!

those are no real game magazines, the first one is for people
who have trouble to turn their computer on themselves, (maybe they don't even know how to spell "computer")
and the second is for kiddies.


IMHO best are pc-games & pc-joker (can't find url of joker), pc-action isn't bad either.


Edit:

BTW, cliffski:

Your game crashes on my machine:
DURON at 700 MHz, 1/4GB RAM, GF2-MX200, original SB-Live! (some old games don't like it), Win98se, DX8.1
I think that should be enough, your readme says a P1-166 was enough...

Any idea?



It is now for sure you can throw away your computer

[edited by - UnshavenBastard on July 18, 2002 9:37:24 AM]

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I may as well translate a few paragraphs for you, if you think
it might be better to write the magazines in German or if you
don''t understand certain statements on their websites.

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Isn''t PC-Joker dead? Anyway, the absolutely best magazine is Gamestar. And yes, every German magazine (maybe Computerbild Spiele not *g*) is able to speak english!


Yesterday we still stood at the verge of the abyss,
today we''re a step onward!

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