November 5, 2019
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Music and Sound Design in Video Games: A 2-Part Series

With the advent of home consoles in the late 70s, there was a shift in the approach to audio production for games. The increase in storage space and processor capacity allowed developers to incorporate more elaborate musical pieces into their craft. In return, music has become a staple of any immersive gaming experience.
September 20, 2019
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Localization QA: Why It Matters for Your Game

Video games are a highly complex storytelling medium. Due to their interactive nature, they need extra care when it comes to creating the best user experience for your players. It’s tricky work—but why?
June 13, 2019

Top Five Games Made in Montréal

Montréal is one of the most prolific cities in the world when it comes to producing video games. that’s why we decided to come up with our list of the 5 best games to come out of The City of Saints!
April 26, 2019
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Motion Capture in Games – Hitchhiker Recording Session (Video)

As motion capture technology becomes ever more prevalent in the production of a wide range of entertainment media, it is of no surprise that motion capture in video games is fast becoming an industry standard – and we saw some of the most cutting-edge usage of it this month here at the Altagram studio in Berlin.
February 7, 2019

Top Five Games Made in Berlin

While Germany may be more known for its industrial exports, in recent years the creative industries have been flourishing, and none more so than its video game industry. So, we’ve drawn up a list of 5 of the games made here in Berlin that we like the most!
January 29, 2019

Altagram Welcomes Michael Schmidt in New Position as Company’s COO

Altagram is proud to announce the promotion of Michael K. Schmidt as the new Chief Operating Officer.
January 2, 2019

Culturalization of Video Game Soundtracks: An Interview with Pierre Langer, Managing Director & Founder of Dynamedion

We interviewed the video game composer and expert Pierre Langer, founder and managing director of Dynamedion based in Mainz, Germany. Pierre will tell us more about his internationally renowned company, the video game music business, and the culturalization process of video game soundtracks.
December 19, 2018

Top Ten Things to do in Montreal for Gamers

If you’re on the lookout for what’s up and coming in the world of gaming, it won’t take you too long to find out that Montreal is one of the biggest gaming cities in the world. In fact, there have been over 200 video game companies operating in the city since 2016. A city with so many gaming professionals means a city full of fun stuff for gamers to do.
November 29, 2018

Altagram Receives “Best Employers in Localization” Award

We are happy to announce that we have won an award in the Best Employers in Localization Awards 2018 (BELA) in the category “Best for Employee Well-being”.
November 21, 2018

Games Localization for Arabic Cultures: An interview with Malek Teffaha, Head of Localization and Communication at Ubisoft Middle East – Part II

Last week we started our two-part interview with Malek Teffaha, Head of Localization and Communication at Ubisoft Middle East. He gave us insights into his work at Ubisoft as well as the regulation board GCAM, the General Commission for Audiovisual Media in Saudi Arabia. Today he will focus on the topics of visual adaption, accent localization and perception of the brand Assassin’s Creed in the MENA region.

June 13, 2019

Top Five Games Made in Montréal

Montréal is one of the most prolific cities in the world when it comes to producing video games. that’s why we decided to come up with our list of the 5 best games to come out of The City of Saints!
February 7, 2019

Top Five Games Made in Berlin

While Germany may be more known for its industrial exports, in recent years the creative industries have been flourishing, and none more so than its video game industry. So, we’ve drawn up a list of 5 of the games made here in Berlin that we like the most!
January 2, 2019

Culturalization of Video Game Soundtracks: An Interview with Pierre Langer, Managing Director & Founder of Dynamedion

We interviewed the video game composer and expert Pierre Langer, founder and managing director of Dynamedion based in Mainz, Germany. Pierre will tell us more about his internationally renowned company, the video game music business, and the culturalization process of video game soundtracks.
December 19, 2018

Top Ten Things to do in Montreal for Gamers

If you’re on the lookout for what’s up and coming in the world of gaming, it won’t take you too long to find out that Montreal is one of the biggest gaming cities in the world. In fact, there have been over 200 video game companies operating in the city since 2016. A city with so many gaming professionals means a city full of fun stuff for gamers to do.
November 21, 2018

Games Localization for Arabic Cultures: An interview with Malek Teffaha, Head of Localization and Communication at Ubisoft Middle East – Part II

Last week we started our two-part interview with Malek Teffaha, Head of Localization and Communication at Ubisoft Middle East. He gave us insights into his work at Ubisoft as well as the regulation board GCAM, the General Commission for Audiovisual Media in Saudi Arabia. Today he will focus on the topics of visual adaption, accent localization and perception of the brand Assassin’s Creed in the MENA region.
November 15, 2018

Games Localization for Arabic Cultures: An interview with Malek Teffaha, Head of Localization and Communication at Ubisoft Middle East – Part I

In this two-part interview series, we will be talking to Malek Teffaha, Head of Localization and Communication at Ubisoft Middle East. Malek is going to give us deep insights into the special conditions for localization in the different countries of the area, the cultural impact and the bureaucratic systems that need to be handled to ensure a smooth game release.
November 8, 2018

Influencers as Voice Actors – Our Recording with Lara Loft and Nerdfactory

We were happy to welcome two German influencers for a recording session of the new Neverwinter expansion: The Heart of Fire! Both of them made some great vlogs about work in video game localization, which we encourage you to watch.
July 12, 2018

Top Five Games Made in Seoul

Based in a country seeing huge growth in its video game sector, Korean game studios have been releasing big hits in the past few years. As seen in our previous post, the Top Ten Things to do in Seoul for Gamers, Koreans of all ages have been diving headfirst into gaming culture.
June 1, 2018

Five Ways to Discover New Indie Games

With such a diverse mix of video games coming out daily, it can be hard to find new, unique games that are not being overshadowed by the advertising and popularity of bigger names. Indie games, which is a blanket statement for less mainstream games produced by smaller developers and studios, are often more creative and offer different gameplay than the newest version of Call of Duty.
May 9, 2018

Top Ten Things to do in Berlin for Gamers

Berlin’s diverse culture allows for anyone to find their place, and that doesn’t exclude us gamers! Beyond the museums, techno clubs and art, we can find a strong gaming community, which is one of the reasons why the Altagram team loves this city so much.
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