RALEIGH, N.C.– April 28, 2010 - XLOC, the leading provider of Web-based localization management solutions for video games, has enhanced its 4.0 version with the addition of the XLOC API. XLOC users now have the ability to directly integrate their own proprietary programs with XLOC during development.
The XLOC API will provide a mechanism for other tools and programs to take advantage of the XLOC management process. Tasks can be automated so that a developer’s API is an integrated part of the system, rather than requiring users to interact with both programs independently.
“Developers can now create or update strings in their own development environment, which will automatically sync to the XLOC system, providing immediate translation availability. Developers can also integrate fetching into their build process to use the latest translated assets,” said Mason Deming, co-founder and chief technical officer with XLOC.“We have already used this mechanism successfully to provide a custom context-sensitive checking tool to interface with one of our MMORPG clients.”
The XLOC system was created based on industry experience, with the goal of continually enhancing its features to meet constantly evolving market needs, and offering the utmost flexibility. XLOC offers a completely customizable management solution for integrating localization into game development to enable simultaneous global shipment. As developers provide their latest assets, XLOC dynamically synchronizes with these localized game resources, proactively generating current, changing asset lists and separating the translation effort from game asset format specifics. This process allows for asset updates to be seen in real time by developers, translators and publishers, and expedites time to market.
XLOC is the leading provider of Web-based global localization management solutions for the international computer and video game industry, with more than 45 years of production, programming and development experience. XLOC offers an organizational management system that streamlines localization processes and simplifies the integration of localization into the development cycle. This process saves game developers and publishers significant time and money, and allows them to ship their international SKUs simultaneously across multiple game platforms and languages to realize the full potential of the global marketplace. The XLOC tool suite is compatible with all major 3D engine technologies and can be leveraged as a stand-alone product or be combined with XLOC’s consulting and support services. Titles built using XLOC include Call of Duty®: World at War; Guitar Hero: World Tour™ and NBA 2K9. To learn more, please visit www.xloc.com.
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