Fun for All: 5th International Conference on Game Translation and Accessibility

"Current Trends and Future Developments"

7th and 8th June 2018

TransMedia Catalonia Research Group

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

http://jornades.uab.cat/videogamesaccess/

 

Call for Papers

We are pleased to invite you to submit a paper to the Fun for All: 5th International Conference on Game Translation and Accessibility - Current Trends and Future Developments to be held by the TransMedia Catalonia Research Group at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 7th and 8th June 2018.

Theme of the conference

Research on game translation and localization and accessibility has been gaining momentum in recent years. In particular, and the number of studies analysing game translation and localisation from different perspectives has increased dramatically, while game accessibility remains a relatively unexplored topic. The Fun for All: 5th International Conference on Game Translation and Accessibility - Current Trends and Future Developments aims to bring together professionals, scholars, practitioners and other interested parties to explore game localisation and accessibility in theory and practice, to discuss the linguistic and cultural dimensions of game localisation, to investigate the relevance and application of translation theory for this very specific and rapidly expanding translational genre, and to analyse the challenges game accessibility poses to the industry and how to overcome them.

The successful previous editions of the Fun for All: International Conference on Translation and Accessibility in Video Games, held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, have become a meeting point for academic and professionals working in the game industry and the game localisation industry, as well as students and translators interested in this field.

The fifth edition of the Fun for All Conference aims to continue fostering the interdisciplinary debate in these fields, to consolidate them as academic areas of research and to contribute to the development of best practices.

Keynote speakers

Jérôme Dupire, CEDRIC/CNAM

Miguel Ángel Bernal-Merino, University of Roehampton

Suggested topics

The Fun for All: 5th International Conference on Game Translation and Accessibility - Current Trends and Future Developments will cover the following topics. Proposals about related topics are also welcome:

  • Game localisation processes and methods

  • The game localisation industry today

  • The future of the localisation industry

  • Standardisation and quality issues

  • Development and use of specialised tools

  • Cultural adaptation in games

  • Transcreation

  • Humour in games

  • Dubbing and subtitling for games

  • Localization of online, mobile phone and tablet games, social games

  • Video game fan translation

  • Crowdsourcing

  • Localisation of indie games

  • Localisation of serious games

  • Video games and Translation Studies

  • Game localisation best practices

  • The language of gaming

  • Case studies

  • Game accessibility best practices

  • Game design for all

  • Educational game design

Abstract proposals

To submit your proposal, visit

http://jornades.uab.cat/videogamesaccess/node/71

Abstract submission deadline: 15th December 2017

Notification of acceptance: 15th January 2018

 

Sponsors

Logo of Bridge Multimedia

 

 

Logo of SubTi

 

Media Partners

Logo of Fred Film Radio

 

Logo of the Media Accessibility Platform

Submitted by Gian Maria Greco on Mon, 29/05/2017 - 18:11