Active Gaming Media

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Active Gaming Media Inc.
Native name
株式会社 アクティブゲーミングメディア
Industry Language localization, Software Testing, Entertainment, Video Games, Media/Public Relations
Founded April 2008
Headquarters Osaka, Japan
Website Active Gaming Media Website

Active Gaming Media Inc. (AGM) is a localization company based in Osaka, Japan. Founded in 2008 by CEO Ibai Ameztoy, the company's main focus lies in providing localization services for video games.[1][2] AGM has since branched out to provide services such as game debugging, marketing, promotion, voice acting, and publishing for games and anime.[1][3]

Having worked on a number of titles for various platforms including PlayStation 3, PS Vita, PC, as well as online and mobile games, AGM has collaborated with a number of major Japanese video game companies, including Sony Corporation, Grasshopper Manufacture and Capcom. Notable titles are Demon’s Souls, No More Heroes, Monster Hunter, the survival-horror series Resident Evil, and the Devil May Cry series.[3][4]

In May 2011, AGM launched the Japan-based version of the Playism website, an indie game distribution platform. With the aim of introducing Western indie games to Japan, Playism started off by distributing localized versions of Machinarium and SpaceChem.[5] Aside from being a distribution platform, Playism offers indie game funding, localization, and publishing services for indie game developers.[6] Along with the English release of Nigoro’s archaeological platformer La-Mulana, Playism launched the English version of the Playism store in July 2012.[5] In addition to both paid and free indie games, Playism also offers a Pay what you want system for some of its titles.[7] The platform adapts a concept similar to Steam.

History[edit]

  • 2008
    • Established as a legal entity in Tokyo
  • 2009
  • 2011
    • Acquired Tokyo Great Visual (Osaka branch), headquarters relocated within Osaka
    • Launched digital distribution platform Playism in Japan[8]
  • 2012
    • Active Gaming Media's CEO Ibai Ameztoy was included on Gamasutra's 2012 "Power 50" list of influential people in the video game industry.[1]
  • 2016
    • Launched the YumeHaven brand, which focuses on the localization of Japanese visual novels.[9]

Completed projects[edit]

Over the past five years, AGM has translated more than 300 games titles for six different platforms into nine languages.[10]

Game Title Platform Source Language Target Language
1112 episode 3 iOS French English, Italian, German, Spanish
2020: My Country Facebook English Japanese, Korean, Chinese
Age of Champions Facebook Japanese English, German, Spanish, French
Alan Wake Xbox 360 Korean, Taiwanese Korean, Taiwanese
CityVille Facebook English Japanese
CastleVille Facebook English Japanese
Deadfall Adventures Xbox 360 English Japanese
Dear Esther PC English Japanese
Demon's Souls PlayStation 3 Japanese English
Eufloria PC/ PlayStation 3/ PS Vita English Japanese
Gran Turismo PSP PlayStation Portable Japanese English
Great Edo of Nippon PlayStation 3 Japanese French, Spanish, Italian, German
Half-Minute Hero Wii Japanese French, Spanish, Italian, German, English
Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility Wii English French, Spanish, Italian, German
Hidden Chronicles Facebook English Japanese
Joe Danger PlayStation 3 English Japanese
Kingdom Conquest iOS Japanese English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean
Kingdom Conquest 2 iOS Japanese English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean
King of Fighters XIII Xbox 360/ PlayStation 3 Japanese English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean, Chinese
Deca Sports Extreme 3DS Japanese English, French, Spanish, Italian, German
La-Mulana PC Japanese English
LittleBigPlanet PlayStation 3 Japanese Chinese
Little King's Story Wii Japanese English, French, Spanish, Italian, German
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae PC/ PlayStation 4/ Xbox One Japanese English
My Country Facebook English Japanese, Korean, Chinese
Mystery Manor Yahoo! Mobage English Japanese
New Little King's Story PS Vita Japanese English, French, Spanish, Italian, German
No More Heroes Xbox 360/ PlayStation 3 Japanese English, French, Spanish, Italian, German
Painkiller Xbox 360 English Japanese
Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon NDS English German
Shufflepuck Cantina iOS French English, Italian, German, Spanish
Soulcalibur IV PlayStation 3 Japanese English
SpaceChem PC English Japanese
Superhero City Facebook Japanese English, German, Spanish, French
Tartaros Online Game Korean Japanese
Test Drive Unlimited 2 PlayStation 3 English Japanese
The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave 3DS eShop Japanese English, French, German
The Last Guy PlayStation 3 Japanese English
The Legacy of Transylvania Yahoo! Mobage English Japanese
The Tribez iOS English Japanese
Trash Panic PlayStation 3 Japanese English
Trouble Witches Xbox 360 Japanese English
Valhalla Knights Wii English French, Spanish, Italian, German
Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 4 Arcade Japanese English, Chinese
World of Zoo Wii English French, Spanish, Italian, German

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Game Developer magazine's Power 50: Business". Gamasutra.
  2. ^ "Active Gaming Media Co., Ltd". Moby Games.
  3. ^ a b "Active Gaming Media Video". Ovguide.
  4. ^ "An Intro To The Company That Taught Demon's Souls English". Siliconera.
  5. ^ a b "Osaka-based Playism is helping bring Japanese indie games to the global stage". Edge.
  6. ^ "Doujin Games, Localization and Crowdfunding: An Introduction to Playism". Siliconera.
  7. ^ "PLAYISM Digital Game Distribution and Game Development-focused Crowd-funding Site Offering Pay-What-You-Want Game Bundle and Project Fundraising to Support Disaster Relief Efforts in Northern Japan". Develop.
  8. ^ "Playism will bring indie games to Japan, doujin games overseas". Siliconera.
  9. ^ "The establishment of YumeHaven, the visual novel brand. The masterpiece "Shuffle!"coming to Steam". www.activegamingmedia.com. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
  10. ^ "Works". activegamingmedia. Archived from the original on 2013-10-05.