Active Gaming Media
|Industry||Language localization, Software Testing, Entertainment, Video Games, Media/Public Relations|
|Website||Active Gaming Media Website|
Active Gaming Media Inc. (AGM) (株式会社 アクティブゲーミングメディア, Active Gaming Media Inc.?), is a localization company based in Osaka, Japan. Founded in 2006 by Ibai Ameztoy, the company focused on providing localization services for video games. AGM has since branched out to provide services such as game debugging, marketing, promotion, voice acting and publishing for games and Anime.
AGM focuses on delivering Japanese digital content to European, Asian, American markets and vice versa. Such titles include Buichi Terasawa’s digital manga “Cobra” for iOS and Android and Manglobe Inc.’s animation, “Deadman Wonderland”.
Having worked on a number of titles for various platforms including PlayStation 3, PS Vita, PC, as well as online and mobile games, the company has worked for several 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.
In May 2011, AGM launched the Japanese site of Playism, 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. Aside from being a distribution platform, Playism offers indie game funding, localization and publishing service for indie game developers. Along with the English release of Nigoro’s archaeological platformer La-Mulana, Playism launched the English version of the Playism store in July 2012. In addition to both paid and free indie games, Playism also offers a Pay what you want system for some of its titles. The platform adapts a concept similar to Steam.
- Foundation of the company.
- Established as a legal entity in Tokyo
- Headquarters moved to Osaka.
Over the past five years, AGM has translated more than 300 games titles for six different platforms into nine languages.
|Game Title||Platform||Source Language||Target Language|
|1112 episode 3||iOS||French||English, Italian, German, Spanish|
|2020: My Country||English||Japanese, Korean, Chinese|
|Age of Champions||Japanese||English, German, Spanish, French|
|Alan Wake||Xbox 360||Korean, Taiwanese||Korean, Taiwanese|
|Deadfall Adventures||Xbox 360||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|
|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|
|Little King's Story||Wii||Japanese||English, French, Spanish, Italia, German|
|My Country||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|
|Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon||NDS||English||German|
|Shufflepuck Cantina||iOS||French||English, Italian, German, Spanish|
|Soulcalibur IV||PlayStation 3||Japanese||English|
|Superhero City||Japanese||English, German, Spanish, French|
|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|
|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|
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