Google’s New Developer Tool Helps Translate In-App Text for Games
The Google Play Store has many popular games available in multiple languages but small developers may not be able to afford translation services. Google has introduced a solution to this problem by adding a new feature to the Google Play Console that hooks into Google Translate. This feature can translate the in-app text in games into more languages quickly and for free.
The upcoming Machine Translation feature in the Play Console can translate text in games into eight languages, including Simplified Chinese and Japanese. This feature is similar to manually translating them, but is less tedious, and has the potential to produce a fully-translated game within minutes. While machine translations can be poor at times, this tool is a good start and can expand a game’s scope to a wider audience.
To get early access to this feature, developers can fill out a form. It should be noted that this service is different from the existing Play Console translation service, which is a paid service that works with human translators and can take a few days to produce results.
Google also announced the expansion of Google Play Games for PC to Europe and Japan, allowing users to play Android games on Windows PCs. They will also add popular games like Garena Free Fire and Ludo King.