The sci-fi massively multiplayer online title EVE Online
is very much a game of galactic conquest. In that spirit of world domination, CCP Games has been working on establishing the title's presence in both Russia and Japan. EVE
developer CCP Caedmon
is part of the company's localization team, and has written a dev blog titled "Machine Translation's Bad, M'kay?", dealing with CCP's efforts to reach out to Russian and Japanese gamers.
Both Japanese and Russian localizations of the EVE
client are now up on the Singularity test server
. By all indications, the Russian client's localization is further along, as CCP Games
opened up the client for public testing in 2008. However, they're interested in pushing ahead with Japanese localization as well. CCP Caedmon writes, "We know there is a highly dedicated community of Japanese players out there who have been with EVE since the early days and we are excited to hear your feedback."
For more on the status of EVE Online
as it applies to other markets, see CCP Caedmon's "Machine Translation's Bad, M'kay?