LocalizeDirect joins TIGA

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LocalizeDirect joins TIGA

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, today announced LocalizeDirect as its latest member. LocalizeDirect AB is a software development and translation service company and developer of LocDirect, a localization tool for the games industry, current clients include - Sega, THQ, Rocksteady and nDreams. LocalizeDirect's mission is to provide customers with the best solution to localize in-game assets. Their product is a localization content and dependency management system as well as a collaboration tool involving all the stakeholders in the localization process.

LocDirect supports the entire development process and allows for highly streamlined content flow and management. Using LocDirect helps the users localise into multiple languages and then integrate content back into the title, quickly and painlessly. All stakeholders in the process can connect through LocDirect and review the project status for themselves. It is highly adaptable and scales from small handheld game productions to large AAA multiplatform projects. LocalizeDirect would like to offer TIGA members a 1 year 10% tool licensing discount for new customers. 

Michael Souto, Business Development Director explains the company’s reasons for joining TIGA:

"We are delighted to be joining TIGA. They are extremely proactive in improving how the UK development community functions so it made sense that we get involved. We are all about improvement and want to tell developers that localising their games needn't be the pain they are used to. We can help them get their titles localised in the most streamlined way possible. Time is money, and so often time is wasted during a development cycle, whether you're a small or large organisation.We will be at the Develop conference in Brighton. If you would like to meet up then please do get in touch."

Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO welcomed the company to TIGA:

LocalizeDirect is a leading company that can help address the localisation issues that games businesses face. The company has a wealth of expertise that is highly valuable to our members. We look forward to working with LocalizeDirect and welcome the company to the TIGA community.”

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Notes to editors:

About TIGA:

TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA was awarded‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010. TIGA has also been named as a finalist in the 2010 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) National Management and Leadership Awards in the category of‘The Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award (SME)’. TIGA is an‘Investors in People’ accredited organisation.

TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business.  We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members.  This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

For further information, please contact Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on: 07875 939 643, or email richard.wilson@tiga.org

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