Locating a game not only means translation, but often means changing content that makes sense in one culture to suit another. So when it came to adapting Cozy Grove a curious look, similar to Animal Crossing, for a Spanish audience, Native Prime locators decided to save players the stress of thinking about the confusion of northern health. -americana.
In Cozy Grove, you have the task of making friends after being trapped on an island full of ghosts. Making friends is important, as one of your ghostly neighbors points out, who says, "What if you get sick and need to collectively fund your appendectomy ?!"
This keeps track of whether you are American or at least knowledgeable about the deeply broken U.S. health care system. one-third of GoFundMe’s campaigns were used to cover medical expenses in 2019. It’s obscurely comical for home audiences, but in other languages it may read like a little sad.
“If a Spanish player read,‘ I need friends to pay for my appendectomy, ’they probably wouldn’t laugh and say,‘ Why would I want friends to pay for this? "Said Isa, Native Prime Gutierrez 's project manager at a Tweet. "That's why we used a more relatable situation for the Spanish public."
If you find a clear way to translate a conversation, #Localitzethat! This is what we did in this situation at Cozy Grove by @sprffox. Who hasn’t called their friends to help them move the furniture? We bet you then invited them to the pizza. 🍕 ⬇️ The idea of @isagutrui. pic.twitter.com/Dp6cqtrgD5May 26, 2021
Instead, Native Prime chose to use a much less distressing example in its translation: asking for help moving a sofa. Perhaps less reduced, but Gutiérrez explains that the location is to make sure that a work lands equally in all regions, rather than textually preserving the words of the original game.
"The point of locating the game is not just to translate what is called or 'erase' parts of other cultures, but to get players from all countries to react in the same way that a player in the United States would. which in this case is to make them laugh. "
He seems to have landed well enough for Cozy Grove co-writer Kris Ligman, who he joked: "The total excitement of the references of this game to the gloomy American dystopia is not so related to the European public that they had to turn the famous line" crowdfunding your appendectomy "by helping a friend move his couch ".