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Want to crowd-source translations for your game? Give points to players for figuring out tough words

Want to crowd-source translations for your game? Give points to players for figuring out tough words

Online gaming is a global thing, and tools that allow players from different parts of the world to play together are always a good thing. This is an interesting story about how one game is trying to keep everyone happy, and the solution to tricky words that may be hard to translate is clever: Give them points, allow players to translate them, and gamify the whole thing.

I'm not sure how well this will work in practice, or how easy the system will be to game, but it's at least a neat idea. Harnessing the power of your audience to make your game better isn't a new idea, but this is definitely a new way to do it.