Saturday, March 17, 2018

Hell Gates 2 Translation Progress Report 03/17/2018

It has been quite a while since the announcement of the Hell Gates 2 translation project. Let us find out how well the project progresses.

Hell Gates 2 Paradise Valley Entrance
Entering the lush plains of Paradise Valley.

Currently, I am working on translating all menu screens in Hell Gates 2. This turned out to be a tremendous task. For one, there are over 30 menus in the game. To make matters worse, most text is hardcoded into the game so I had to create new graphics and new maps for the English version.

Reminder: Unlimited Early Access

Remember to check out the Patreon page of Hell Gates 2! You will find the latest progress reports and status updates. Supporters of Hell Gates 2 can even get early access to to the latest work-in-progress version of the translation project.


Milestone #1 on 10/03/2017: Crystal Menu translated

Crystal Menu from Hell Gates 2
The ancient crystals will lend you their strength.

The Crystal Menu is now fully translated. This is the place where you empower your character. You can raise attributes, spend skill points and unseal the mysterious Books of Force that will grant you unique powers.

Milestone #2 on 10/22/2017: Backpack Menu finished

Backpack menu from Hell Gates 2
The backpack contains a wealth of items and information.
It may look like not much work, but all letters had to be manually redrawn. It was quite a pain but now the menu is completely translated. Also, the item sub-menus are finished, too. Here you will find all your precious loot and artifacts that are required to reach the end of your journey. 

Milestone #3 on 03/17/2018: Notes Menu finished

I have now completed the Notes Menu. This may sound tiny, but in reality this is a huge archive where every enemy, every teacher location, every key item location and many many more things are written down to help you out in your epic quest through the world of Hell Gates 2.

Up next: the character status screen. Lots of statistics and lots of tooltips to translate! 

Want to try out the game for yourself? The German version can be downloaded for free. To try out the early version of the English translation, please check out the options for becoming a Patron of Hell Gates 2.

Menu screen from Hell Gates 2
This menu is still in German. There is still lots of work ahead.

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