Have Your Say – What Do I Translate Next?

Posted By at 10:29 AM on Monday August 13, 2012


And the winner is… Majora’s Mask, with all of the votes! Thank you to everyone who tossed in their two cents! Despite the support shown for the Oracles series and The Wind Waker on forums and comment sections, no one actually voted for them. Maybe next time, folks! The Majora’s Mask translations will be posted on my website no later than Tuesday, Sept. 25th. Look forward to it!

The Legend of Zelda Contest

Hi, guys! GlitterBerri here. I have three really cool Zelda-related developer interviews sitting around, but I can’t decide which to translate next. One is about the making of Majora’s Mask, and the other is about the making of the Oracles series. If you’re interested in Zelda, game design, and how your favorite games were made, you’re sure to love these.

So, I’ve decided to let you choose! I’m holding a contest for you to help me pick. If you’ve ever wanted to support my work but needed a bit of an incentive, this is it!

You can read the descriptions of the interviews below. But first, the rules of the contest:

The Rules

1. The interview with the most votes by the end of the contest gets translated.

2. 1 vote = $1 USD via Paypal.

3. Click on the Majora’s Mask button below to vote for the Majora’s Mask developer interview. (It will take you to Paypal, where you’ll have to confirm the amount of votes you wish to cast.)

4. Click on the Oracle of Seasons button below to vote for the Oracles developer interview. (It will take you to Paypal, where you’ll have to confirm the amount of votes you wish to cast.)

5. Click on The Wind Waker button below to vote for The Wind Waker developer interview. (It will take you to Paypal, where you’ll have to confirm the amount of votes you wish to cast.)

6. You can donate as much and as many times as you want.

7. The contest starts at the time you see this post, and ends at 11:00 pm PST on Friday, August 24th, 2012. (A little less than 2 weeks from now!)

8. The winner will be announced on my website at 11:00 am PST on Saturday, August 25th, 2012.

9. The full translation of the winning interview will be uploaded on my website by no later than 11:00 pm PST on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012.

10. As a bonus, if you cast 5 votes ($5 USD) or more, I will write your name or username in Japanese katakana. If you cast 10 votes ($10 USD) or more, I will write your name/username in Japanese and translate a 10 word sentence into Japanese for you. Good for forum signatures, etc.! Just email your Paypal name and the sentence you want translated to glitterberri.com@gmail.com after you’ve cast your votes! I will reply within 48 hours. (I will never use your information for anything other than this contest.)

Vote For Majora’s Mask:

In this Ocarina of Time spinoff, Link tumbles into a mysterious land called Termina, where he must stop the moon from crushing Clocktown and its inhabitants. This interview describes how Majora’s Mask grew out of Ocarina of Time, the challenge of creating a sequel in such a short period, and the philosophy of the developers when it comes to Zelda.

Eiji Aonuma – Game System Director
Yoshiaki Koizumi – Game System Director
Shigeru Miyamoto – Producer/Supervisor

Part 1 – Zelda: In Pursuit of the Unique
Part 2 – Completing a 3-Year Project in 1 Year
Part 3 – We Didn’t Want People to Get Bored
Part 4 – Finding Yourself in the Game
Part 5 – Everyone Plays a Different Story
Part 6 – Hollywood Isn’t the Only Great Creator

Vote For the Oracles Series:

In Link’s second incarnation of handheld titles, our hero wields the power of nature itself to rescue the land of Holodrum. In this interview, staff from Nintendo and Capcom describe what it was like to join forces on the Zelda series to make a small-scale Game Boy title. They also detail the creation and development of the Oracle games.

Yoshiki Okamoto – Producer
Yoshifumi Yamashita – Capcom Executive
Shigeru Miyamoto – Producer

Part 1You’ve Gotta Be Fit to Make Games (Previously translated for Nintendo.com! Enjoy the preview.)
Part 2Making a Compact Title (Previously translated for Nintendo.com! Enjoy the preview.)
Part 3 – Should the Game Be Hard or Easy?
Part 4 – Capcom’s Style Vs. Nintendo’s Style
Part 5 – Capcom: Sports-Oriented?
Part 6 – The Young Staff at Capcom
Part 7 – Courage & Luck

Vote For The Wind Waker:

The Wind Waker marked Link’s first seafaring adventure, as well as the series’ debut on the Gamecube. In this 4 part interview, the staff behind the controversial cel-shaded title discuss their original plans for the game, Link’s new look, what it’s like to work for Miyamoto, & more!

Eiji Aonuma – Game System Director
Mitsuhiro Takano – Script & Event Planner
Yoshiki Haruhana – Art Director
Satoru Takizawa – Design Manager

Part 1 – Link’s Transformation
Part 2 – When Miyamoto Says “No!”
Part 3 – You Can’t Overthink Things
Part 4 – We’ve Gotta Do Something Different

You can follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook to get cryptic updates on how the contest is going. 😉

Any questions? Feel free to ask in the comments below!



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3 Responses

  1. L says:

    Have you thought of translating the Zelda Box?

  2. DFM says:

    Aww, man! I’ve been traveling and didn’t know about this contest until today, well after it ended. If I’d known, I definitely would’ve thrown in my votes for Oracles!

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