Language versions update / shipping info
Today we have prepared big update on state of language editions, including giving you more info about our partners and samples of translation quality.
But before we will start on that, a few comments regarding last shipping news of English edition:
- Exclusive editions should ship this week (we are waiting for last component - signed art book by 11 bit studio team - but it should come within 1-2 days to shipping facility)
- 12 and 13th shipping zones will be shipped this week
- Part of custom characters will be shipped this week, another part next (we need some additional info from some of you, so if you ordered custom miniature, make sure to check your SPAM box!)
- Remaining orders are shipping this / next week (orders that were addressed to P.O. boxes, missed by packing facility etc.)
- Orders with Pledge Manager filled after 23th of March is shipping this / next week
Meanwhile we will be sending you any lacking elements / components you might find - remember that if you will get some, to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org! (thous it might take few days before we respond).
OK! Now lets get to language version.
First of all, we finally want to share some more information about our partners, who teamed up with us and Galakta to work on localized versions of the game – thus, thanks to them, we can offer these localized versions to you as part of our Kickstarter Campaign.
The companies responsible for the localized retail editions are:
- Asmodee GmbH (German Edition)
- Edge Entertainment (French and Spanish Editions)
- Galakta (Polish Edition)
These are one of the biggest (if not The biggest) publishers on given markets. Thanks to that, you can trust their skills in doing a great job with localizing games. That is really important in case of a game like This War of Mine: The Board Game, as localizing such a title requires a lot of work with text, and quality of translation is crucial in this game.
The translation process of above mentioned editions is on track - some are complete in full, while some still need some additional work (mostly the Book of Scripts). Soon we head up into production – which will take several weeks.
Since now we have most of the localized content for the core game done by our partners, we already started working on the Stretch Goals and Add-ons in different languages. We couldn’t do it earlier, as we want additional content to match the core game. Despite the fact that these additional materials are not a part of the final retail edition core box, we got some help from our partners with working on these.
All Stretch Goals and add-ons comprise about one-third of the core game, thus we expect to have everything translated within 1 to 1,5 month (meanwhile core box production will be finished).
Stretch Goals / Expansions production takes 2 weeks tops so we expect to ship language edition in late October / Early November.
Around 95% of those orders are within European union we will be able to ship them at fast rate and once we will get them - we hope to ship all of them with UPS in around 2-3 weeks. (UPS shipping takes 2-3 days within europe from getting tracking number)
We understand that the wait is hard, but we don't want to rush the translators in their work, as in this game it is especially crucial to catch the mood, rules and flavor of the game right. We trust our partners and translators working with us to do a top quality work. This game is one of the biggest translation project in Board Games history due to its huge content (only book of scripts from core box have 1 000 000 characters!).
Below you can find samples of translations in every language. You can click on image for full resolution!
We will continue to update you every 2 week on the progress!