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WLGC: BookBuzz "Towards Game Translation User Research"

July 18 @ 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

"Towards Game Translation User Research" Fireside Chat with Dr. Miguel Ángel Bernal Merino

In our "book buzz" series we will have a Fireside chat with Dr. Miguel Ángel Bernal Merino

This book takes the initiative to highlight the nascent state of audiovisual translation research centring on users of video games. It proposes ways of advancing the research by integrating numerous related perspectives from relevant fields to guide studies in translated game reception into further fruition. It offers an accessible overview of possible relationships between translation and its experiencers, showcasing ways to design game reception studies. Examples, methods, tools, and practical concerns are discussed to ultimately develop a blueprint for game translation user research which aims to consolidate scientific user-centric inquiry into video game translation. To that end, the blueprint captures the three-pronged interplay between the parameters of localisation-reception research in facets of user experience, facets of translated games, and facets of game users.

? Date: 18 July, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Pacific time

? Location: Online

Type of event: Fireside Chat

Moderated by: Pooja Agrawal

Guests: Dr. Miguel Ángel Bernal Merino


  • Intro of Women in Localization & Global Community
  • Introduction to the author
  • Fireside Chat
  • Q&A
  • This event will be hosted and moderated by the Events and Content team within Global Community of Women in Localization and Chapters.

About the Author:

Profesor de traducción e interpretación, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Dr. Miguel Bernal-Merino believes passionately in great quality game localization and has been working nonstop to raise awareness of issues within the game and localization industries as well as academia and translation studies. He is convinced that research into these topics will improve quality, player satisfaction, turnover and return on investment. He holds a doctorate in the localization of video games and is currently lecturing at the University of Roehampton in London. He is a sought-after speaker and prolific author on audiovisual translation and game localization. He was instrumental in the creation of the Localization Summit within the Game Developers Conference and is one of the advisors. He is also a member of the International Game Developers Association and cofounder of the Game Localization Special Interest Group.

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July 18

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM - (America/Los_Angeles)

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