New possible language versions!
Today, we have really big and exciting news for many of you! From the very beginning of the campaign, we had a great group of dedicated Fans, who wished to see our game in their language. We have always replied that we are doing what we can to make it happen, and today is the day all of you have been waiting for!
The business talks with potential Partners regarding German, French, and Spanish versions of the game are in progress. Choosing a proper publisher and confirming details connected with localizations will take a longer while. On the other side, we really care about the general development and popularity of the game, and we hope to reach as many potential fans as possible.
Therefore, we have decided not to wait for the end of our negotiations. We make an important step and announce today that you may expect German, French, and Spanish language versions! Even if we do not find a suitable Partner in a given country, we are going to publish a given language version ourselves. Yet, we still need your help to do it!
In order to make it all work, the number of Backers from each respective country must exceed a certain threshold:
- 400 German Backers to unlock the German language version
- 400 French Backers to unlock the French language version
- 400 Spanish Backers to unlock the Spanish language version
Once we reach the minimum number of Backers from a given country, every interested person will be able to claim their campaign reward in a given language. The translation will pertain to the Core Box and all unlocked Stretch Goals. At this point, all optionally bought add-ons remain in English version. Also, please bear in mind that the localized language versions will be available around 3 months after the English version due to a huge amount of text that must be translated.
We fully realize that people speak the mentioned languages in other countries (German in Austria; Spanish in South America, or USA; French in Canada, or Belgium just to mention few). This is exactly the reason why we have decided to lower the localization threshold to 400 Backers based on data from one country only, where the biggest number of people speaks a given language.
Once unlocked, any Backer will be able to choose their preferred language version no matter where they live – you will make this choice in the Pledge Manager after the campaign. Now, we can only encourage all Backers from Germany, France, and Spain to share the information about Waste Knights: Second Edition campaign with their fellow countrymen. This way, you will surely gather enough Backers in no time, so that you may enjoy exciting adventures in ruined Australia comfortably.
We are very happy to share such good information with you. This would be impossible if not for your immense support, for which we are extremely grateful!
See you in the Waste!