On Sept. 3, the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) announced that it would recruit companies who are willing to participate in its support project for mobile game localization by Sept. 11. The project is intended for local small and mid-sized mobile game developers to help them enter overseas markets.
Applicants will go through the application and presentation evaluation process, and 20 companies will be selected in the end. The KOCCA is also going to provide support for an additional 20 companies through its second support project in Nov.
Selected ones will receive translation services for up to two languages, and consulting services so that they can release their mobile games in accordance with each culture. On top of that, the agency will provide support for checking game compatibility per model and per operating system of mobile devices, for testing the functions of games to solve problems related to payment, network, and bugs, and to conduct tests for the core apps to examine whether or not the developed games are suitable for Google Play.
In addition, the KOCCA will provide support for focus group tests so that one developer can examine the marketability and functional optimization of games in one country among the U.S., Canada, Germany, Sweden, and Japan.
The agency will also help selected companies attend conferences at home and abroad to connect them with publishing companies in other countries. When launching mobile games overseas, selected game developers will be able to use Valuepotion, a mobile game analysis and marketing platform, free of charge for one year after releasing games.