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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Return on Investing in a Robust Localization Database
Speaker(s): Chris Burgess
Company Name(s): Playstation, SCEE
Track / Format: Localization Summit

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Overview: Using inFAMOUS2 (PS3) and Resistance Burning Skies (PS Vita) as a case study, this presentation will provide substantial evidence that supports investing in a full-featured, fully functional localization asset management database. Each project used different versions of Sony's proprietary database -- LAMS. Examples will be given that compare the LAMS database used for inFAMOUS2 and the time spent working in the tool managing the assets, versus the time spent working with the Resistance Burning Skies LAMS database. Considerable upgrades were made to the Resistance Burning Skies database, and these features improved productivity and freed time for creativity while managing all of the localized assets. This analysis will help you to understand your return on investing in an optimized, full-featured localization database.

GDC 2013

Chris Burgess

Playstation, SCEE

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Localization Summit

Localization / QA