“Tlhlngan maH!“: Galaxy on Fire - Alliances to be localized into Klingon [PRESS RELEASE]
To make the popular sci-fi epic Galaxy on Fire™ - Alliances even more authentic and believable for the most hardcore space addicts out there, Deep Silver FISHLABS plans to add a Klingon localization to the game's iOS and Android versions later on this year.
Hamburg-based mobile games studio Deep Silver FISHLABS plans to add an exotic and rather uncommon in-game language to its mobile strategy MMO Galaxy on Fire™ - Alliances, namely Klingon. Following on the release of the extensive “Disrupting the Nebula“ update, the new localization shall put a stronger emphasis on the sci-fi heritage of the Galaxy on Fire™ franchise.
Since most localization agencies do not list Klingon translations among their services, Deep Silver FISHLABS turns to its community for help and asks its fans to localize the 16,000 words strong language file into the alien lingo created by American linguist Mark Okrand in 1984. The studio believes that this unique fan project will add tremendously to the authenticity and overall genuine feel of Galaxy on Fire™ - Alliances. So far, the app has been translated into a total of 14 differing languages, none of which are directly related to the sci-fi genre or used beyond the confines of our solar system.
“Our deep passion for the adventures of Star Fleet captains Kirk, Picard and Janeway goes back to the early days of our childhoods,“ says Kai Hitzer, Director of Marketing & PR at Deep Silver FISHLABS. “Adding Klingon in-game texts to our flagship title is our way of paying homage to the enormous influence that the related science fiction franchise had, and still has, on our lives. We are convinced that our fans will cherish this effort and we are looking forward to a lot of invaluable input from the community.“
Interested players fluent in Klingon can now sign up for the project via firstname.lastname@example.org. Galaxy on Fire™ - Alliances is available as a free download on the App Store via http://bit.ly/gofa-iOS and on Google Play via http://bit.ly/gofa-Android. If you are not yet familiar with the title’s background story, objective and gameplay mechanics, you are welcome to check out a short teaser via http://bit.ly/gofa30sec-teaser.
About Galaxy on Fire™ – Alliances:
In Galaxy on Fire™ – Alliances the players take over the roles of up-and-coming commanders of the Terrans, Nivelians or Vossk. Eager to seek fame and fortune beyond the final frontier, they set forth to colonize and exploit a hitherto uncharted region of space, known as the Shroud Nebula. Here, they must build up strong outposts, collect valuable resources and claim territories of strategic importance. But only those who team up with others and form strong alliances will be able to hold their ground in this hazardous environment for a longer period. In order to prevail in the highly competitive Shroud Nebula, tactical finesse and unbroken courage are as important as clever use of resources and a strong capacity for teamwork. www.gofalliances.com
About Deep Silver FISHLABS:
Deep Silver FISHLABS is Koch Media’s mobile unit operating under the premium publishing label of Deep Silver. With more than 10 years of experience in developing and publishing high-end 3D games for smartphones and tablets, the Hamburg-based studio has been spearheading one of the most exciting and fast moving branches of the entertainment industry for no less than a decade. Over the years, the 50-strong team of Deep Silver FISHLABS has assembled a multi-award-winning portfolio of critically acclaimed proprietary IPs like Galaxy on Fire - Alliances and Galaxy on Fire 2 HD as well as best-selling brand games such as Sports Car Challenge for the Volkswagen Group China. The studio’s titles are available for a broad variety of platforms including iOS, Android and BB10. All in all, Deep Silver FISHLABS’ games have generated a total of 120+ MM downloads to date. www.dsfishlabs.com
About Koch Media:
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 15 years of experience in the digital media distribution business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com