Ten cents fantasy tower seems to have decided to ask his players for help in translating the game. As you can imagine, this has led fans of the game to question whether or not this was a good pick for the game. ToF team to make.
On October 19, the fantasy tower The team posted a dev report via Twitter that not only included questions answered and in-game issues acknowledged, but also a “Help Wanted” announcement. On the official website of the game, the announcement says the following.
We are looking for localization specialists!
As much as we would like to improve our localization skills, we know that we still have a lot of work to do. Therefore, we will launch the “Localization Specialist” program to recruit players to help us optimize our localization quality (of course, your contribution will be adequately compensated with in-game rewards). Stay tuned for more details a couple of days after the release of version 2.0.
While this sounds like a cool piece of work, fans seem to agree that it should be just that: a piece of work. Instead of offering fair compensation to those who translate the work, publisher Level Infinite, which is a subsidiary of Tencent, apparently decided that in-game currency is the best compensation for the work. This request from the company has raised many red flags among its fans, mainly because the fans believe that the job is being handed over to the players instead of a well-trained and capable employee, leaving room for various problems in the future.
Kara Dennison aka @RubyCosmos on Twitter, he went so far as to post your thoughts on choosing the studio. They claim that not only were they underpaid for their work at Tencent Studios, but that the company is creating a “new low point in an industry that is already on a race to the bottom.”
This appears to be another strange choice for Tencent after the studio recently laid off nearly all of its staff at gaming website Fanbyte in September. That decision came after Tencent laid off 5% of its workforce the quarter before Fanbyte’s firing. These layoffs were very poorly handled, with the company laying off employees one by one for several hours at a crawl.
Sadly this sort of thing seems to be trending lately as The day before The developers reached out to fans asking for “volunteers” to help them finish their game ahead of its June release. Now again, this sounds like a good deal, until you find out that the developers were dead set on this being a volunteer job, which would mean that no compensation would be provided to these people who helped Fntastic finish their game.
Techraptor has approached the fantasy tower team to confirm this story, and we’ll let you know if we hear back from them.