Language Translations and Random Games On Game Pages

Posted: 2018-05-03 18:46:16 |    Posted by iDev |

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Two important changes I've made recently i'd like to just explain a little. Up till now I decided it would be best to make the game pages all about the game which you are looking at. I didn't want to take focus away from the game itself. Though lately I got thinking about this and decided it would actually be better if we had the ability to help gamers who enter the site to a game's page to find more games to play. So now I have created "Other Arcade Games" or whatever category the game is. Which will display up to six other games that are the same category as the game your playing at random. Which is displayed at the bottom of the page, which isn't too distracting, also a random game sidebar slider under the categories list.


Now the other issue with the site lately is language, recently we have had a fair few more non English games added to the site. Now this is a problem as this is and will always be a primarily English speaking website. Which I highly recommend that you always upload your game with an English description and name. Though at the same time I don't want to deny the tools and the support in publishing your games online to non English speaking game developers. 


So now I have added Google translations in the footer of the site. When selecting a language you can then turn it off as a button will appear above the Google translations bar. This is actually more useful for the English speaking users as descriptions of games can be translated into English then you can turn the translator off once you have read it. That being said it is always best for all developers to translate your game name and description into English first as I won't be emailing non English games out and can't guarantee I will test or review them either. These games will still be tweeted and tweeted out at random on to @HTML5Arcade twitter and facebook feeds though.  




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