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Ralf Brechtel
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Dear upper deck,

is there any copyright reason or something like that, that there
is no german version of legendary alien ? I know some people who
want the game but don't know english.

Thank you.
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Andy Stanford
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As far as I know, UD don't frequent BGG, so you won't get an official answer from them here.

My guess though, is that they don't believe the costs involved in producing a translated version would be justified by the sales of said version.

With the number of cards involved, the translation would be expensive, not to mention that it would be an additional, smaller (and therefore more expensive) scale print run, so would have ongoing costs that would necessitate driving the retail price up, and thus reduce sales in what would already be a relatively limited market.
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Ralf Brechtel
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Thank you, Andy.

It' s a bit sad, cause as a fan i had made the translation for free.
But i understand the reasons you mentioned.
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Mark Shaunessy

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Ralf - While we have looked into localization options for our games it is not something we have on the schedule. Thank you for your comment and I will pass it on to our Brand team.
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Andy Stanford
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Mark UD OP wrote:
Ralf - While we have looked into localization options for our games it is not something we have on the schedule. Thank you for your comment and I will pass it on to our Brand team.

Well colour me surprised about UD having a presence on BGG
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Hedyn Brand
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phoenixandy wrote:
Well colour me surprised about UD having a presence on BGG ;)

You may not have noticed because you haven't been obsessively reading all the forums for the different Legendary games ;)

Localisation/translation isn't always straight-forward. I have seen the process for other games, and there are some issues besides paying for translation and QA.

For instance, the Norwegian version of Dominion struggles a bit with some terms with different meanings in English having the same translation, or the other way around. Later sets have cards which collide with existing card names if just doing a straight translation.

Some just don't want that headache :)
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Fred Methot
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phoenixandy wrote:
Mark UD OP wrote:
Ralf - While we have looked into localization options for our games it is not something we have on the schedule. Thank you for your comment and I will pass it on to our Brand team.

Well colour me surprised about UD having a presence on BGG


Jason Brenner is also a frequent BGG user...

I'm not surprised, UD are great and actually caring and listening at their users !!
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