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San Francisco, CA – Lazy 8 Studios announced today that they have teamed up with localization firm LocWorks to bring their flagship game Cogs to an international audience. Starting today, Cogs will be available in English, German, Italian, French, Russian and Polish. All of these localized versions can be found at Steam or Direct 2 Drive, the two current online distributors for the PC puzzle game.

“LocWorks has helped us every step of the way in bringing Cogs to a wider audience,” said Rob Jagnow, CEO of Lazy 8 Studios. “In addition to their translations, they provided advice on font selection, character sets, and file encoding. We’re also confident that they’ve captured the fun of the game with translations that do an excellent job of taking the game’s context into account.”

According to Jagnow, sales have been highest in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, but sales in non-English speaking countries account for a surprising 29% of total revenue. “There is clearly an international demand for Cogs. We’re excited about making the game accessible to a whole new audience.”

About Lazy 8 Studios™
Lazy 8 Studios, LLC, is an independent game studio in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 2008, Lazy 8 specializes in casual games.
More information at www.lazy8studios.com

About LocWorks™
Founded by Piotr Burzykowski in 2006, LocWorks is a localization firm based in Warsaw, Poland. LocWorks specializes in end-to-end video game localization solutions provided by more than 25 freelance full-time translators, reviewers, software and desktop-publishing engineers.

More information at www.locworks.net

Contact
Rob Jagnow
Founder, Lazy 8 Studios
rob@lazy8studios.com
Additional press materials at www.lazy8studios.com/press_resources

Piotr Burzykowski
Founder, LocWorks
piotr@locworks.net


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Radio Flare, the best selling iPhone/iTouch musical shooter is now available in Polish and Russian. The LocWorks team had the pleasure of working with studio radiolaris on the localization of their first AppStore title.

About Radio Flare

Radio Flare is a music action game for the iPhone / iPod Touch platform. It is the first and only music shoot-em’up game in the iPhone App Store. Through 28 stages in 7 levels, players guide a spaceship and defend it against waves of intruders. The game’s interactive musical score, composed by Berlin-based DJ Glow, adapts to the gameplay and reacts to the player’s actions.

Radio Flare fully exploits the multi-touch capabilties of the iPhone platform. You sweep the screen with your right thumb to target enemies, while steering with your left. Enemies explode into blinking red radio flares in rhythm with the sound track. Collect them to proceed. Wave after wave of enemies awaits you until you finally approach the boss enemy.

Radio Flare is a meditative trance experience and an action-packed shooter at the same time.

Radio Flare is available on Apple’s AppStore.

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About studio radiolaris

studio radiolaris is an independent game studio based in Vienna, Austria.

About LocWorks

The LocWorks team counts over 25 freelance full-time translators, reviewers, software and desktop-publishing engineers. Each one of us has been very busy working in localization for a minimum of 4 years and is a recognized specialist in his or her area. We play video games on a regular basis, so we know our FPSs from our RPGs and our string length restrictions from our string tables, not to mention our Warcraft from our StarCraft.

Whether you are an established publisher or an up-and-coming developer, we have the experience, the skills and the passion to make the localization of your next game simpler, quicker and more enjoyable.

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The French, Polish, and German language versions of ACE Team‘s Zeno Clash, a single-player fighting game based on Valve Software‘s Source engine, will be available to play on Steam on April 21st, 2009, at the same time as the English and the Spanish versions of the highly anticipated indie game.

The LocWorks team had the pleasure of working with ACE Team on the localization of Zeno Clash. We provided the French, Polish and German localization of all the subtitles and game interface.

Zeno Clash is available on Steam since April 21st. You can purchase it on the game’s Steam Store page.

Update (2009-05-01)
We are delighted to have chatted about the localization of Zeno Clash on the Gralejdoskop blog. Read the full interview in Polish here.


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About LocWorks

The LocWorks team counts over 25 freelance full-time translators, reviewers, software and desktop-publishing engineers. Each one of us has been very busy working in localization for a minimum of 4 years and is a recognized specialist in his or her area. We play video games on a regular basis, so we know our FPSs from our RPGs and our string length restrictions from our string tables, not to mention our Warcraft from our StarCraft.

Whether you are an established publisher or an up-and-coming developer, we have the experience, the skills and the passion to make the localization of your next game simpler, quicker and more enjoyable.

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