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RED 5 STUDIOS TO ESTABLISH EUROPEAN HEADQUARTERS IN CORK, IRELAND

Red 5 - Wednesday, 30 May 2012 12:46

Cork, Ireland – May 30, 2012 – Red 5 Studios, an online games developer will establish its European Headquarters in Cork, creating 30 jobs in that region. Red 5 Studios is dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers from across the world by creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories, and compelling characters. The European Headquarters will be responsible for the European rollout of Firefall, Red 5’s free-to-play team based action shooter.

Firefall is one of the most eagerly anticipated games of 2012. The European Headquarters will initially provide customer support, community management and localization for Firefall which, currently in exclusive beta, is due to be fully rolled out in 2012.

Welcoming the investment, IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary, said, “I very much welcome Red 5 Studios’ decision to locate its European Headquarters in Cork and the jobs announced today. The program for Government highlights the digital game industry as a particular priority area for growth and the decision by Red 5 Studios, a fast growing company with such huge potential, will help enhance our status as a centre for the games sector.”

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Senior Platform Engineer

Red 5 - Thursday, 24 May 2012 06:36

What It’s All About

Creating and designing the foundation for Firefall enables you to work directly with the game development team and the back-end platform group. Adding functionality to the platform with new core features is something that you thrive upon. The game is built upon web architecture, so you have the opportunity to not only fine tune your web skills but also to add core features working with the game designers. In addition, you will be able to build and design the APIs that the game will run on with core character progression, item crafting, and game server auto-scaling, along with exciting new APIs that you and the team help craft.

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European Localization Translator – Ireland

Red 5 - Thursday, 24 May 2012 06:35

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You love the written word. Not only in your native tongue, but you are so interested in languages that you have taken the time and effort to become proficient in a second language, understanding not only the language but the distinct cultural differences as well. Your knowledge and interest in the games industry has enabled you to experience successful games in multiple cultures and acknowledge the acute differences that occur in translation that enable their cross cultural successes. You are part of the exciting experience of carrying the flame of Firefall to Europe.

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European Localization Editor – Ireland

Red 5 - Thursday, 24 May 2012 06:35

What It’s All About

Your unbelievable attention to detail and organizational skills has enabled you time and time again to successfully transition complex entertainment/software products from one culture to another. Language, tone, and consistency of the original text is key when translating into another language/culture so that it works well and is received with the original intent clearly intact. Moving from English to French or English to German and back, your skills in both cultures and languages help you to strive for the highest level of quality and player experience. You are responsible for controlling this quality and set the ownership for the experience in the European market. You make the product feel as though it was written in the translated language and that it enhances the gamers’ experience. In addition, your knowledge of the European cultures and gaming laws ensures that the game meets the standards set forth by various countries in the translation/localization process.

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European Localization Manager – Ireland

Red 5 - Thursday, 24 May 2012 06:34

What It’s All About

Your unique ability to understand multiple cultures and transitioning complex entertainment products from one culture to the next sets you apart from the rest of the crowd. Working in a high paced creative environment, you interact with the development team in the US as well as the community team in Europe. Interacting directly with our Director of Global Integration, your strong management and administrative skills assure that Firefall will be well received in various countries throughout Europe. Managing a team of editors, translators, and Localization Editors for our European office is challenging and satisfying as you place great emphasis on communication and quality. Localizing the game for new language markets and remaining on the cutting edge with the development team in the US enables you to generate unyielding enthusiasm to your team in bringing the flame of Firefall to Europe.

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