Translations.com Supports Microsoft in Global Gaming Initiative
Translations.com Provides Software Localization and Testing for Xbox LIVE® Arcade Game: “Doritos Dash of Destruction”
NEW YORK, NY (December 23, 2008) – Translations.com, a global leader in software localization services and translation-related technology products, today announced the successful localization of “Doritos Dash of Destruction,” a racing game that simultaneously launched in four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German) on Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE® Arcade on Wednesday, December 17, 2008.
“Doritos Dash of Destruction” is the first project completed by Translations.com on behalf of Microsoft Game Studios. Under Translations.com’s existing agreement with Microsoft, Translations.com may provide services to all Microsoft divisions. In addition to completing the three-language software localization for the game, Translations.com performed all language testing using the Xbox Development Kit (XDK).
President and CEO of Translations.com, Phil Shawe, noted, “Online games are the new frontier in global communication. People from countries all over the world meet and play games through the web. It is therefore becoming more and more essential that game developers make localization an integral part of each product launch. Microsoft Game Studios is at the forefront of the global gaming industry and we’re excited to play a role in the launch”
About Doritos Dash of Destruction
Doritos Dash of Destruction is a fast paced racing game with cat-and-mouse elements. Players play as either a Tyrannosaurus Rex that can crash through buildings and run off-road while trying to catch a truck, or as a Doritos Delivery Truck that tries to outrace the T-Rex while trying to make its chip deliveries. The game offers several exciting gameplay options: fast-paced single player and Zen and Chaos local multiplayer. The idea for Dash of Destruction was created by Mike Borland and chosen by popular vote as part of Doritos’ Unlock Xbox Challenge. The game is free to download on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Translations.com is a leading provider of software, website, and enterprise-wide localization services, as well as localization-related technology products. Translations.com solutions allow customers to conduct business more effectively in international markets. The company has a global presence on four continents and services a variety of clients with dedicated practice groups for every major industry. Translations.com is part of the TransPerfect family of companies. For more information, please visit www.translations.com.