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Adaptation Over Translation

Posted by Dana Massey on May 08, 2006  | Comments

Adaptation Over Translation -

We kicked off our E3 game coverage with 9 Dragons. Over lunch, Howard Marks - the CEO of Acclaim - told us about the game and how he hopes to do more than just translate it to English. Learn more about this and other aspects of their martial arts MMORPG in our interview based preview.

He gave the example of Star Wars. It is a western style story, similar to the Greek epics. There is good vs. evil, a central hero on a mission, etc. Yet, it also folds in the more Asian idea of the Force.

With 9 Dragons, Marks wants to marry the familiar things people want in an MMORPG and its story with the unique twist of being a Ming Dynasty era martial arts game.

Thus, Altman – an American who has lived in Hong Kong and speaks Cantonese – acts as a conduit. Marks believes he will provide Western gamers with a new and unique experience, but ultimately one they can relate to and understand.

You can read the article here.

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