27th Oct 2020

Keywords Insights Q4 2020

Each quarter we share with you specialist knowledge from the world of external video games development, as well as industry news and events.


Tools to identify bottlenecks and performance issues – by Robert Troughton

In a recent interview with MCV/Develop, Keywords Studios COO Sonia Sedler discussed the pandemic, how Keywords has coped, the holistic benefits of more flexible and remote working, what a return to the office means and how the industry can stand up to crunch culture. She says: “As many of us are not in the workplace, surrounded by our peers, it is our collective sense of values and behaviours that keeps us aligned.”

Check out the article here.


Keywords Enters into Sponsor Partnership With Women in Games

Keywords Studios recently announced a new partnership with Women in Games to sponsor its renowned ambassador programme under the heading, ‘Ambassador Programme Powered by Keywords’. The partnership will work to enhance the ambassador initiative, supporting additional projects and research, events, exclusive materials and services for Women in Games ambassadors.

Earlier this year, Descriptive Video Works collaborated with Ubisoft to create the acclaimed audio described version of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer. In a recent interview with GamesRadar, DVW General Manager Rhys Lloyd discusses how audio description within games can make them more accessible for blind and low vision players.

Read the full interview here.


‘Quality performances are only possible with specific direction’

Synthesis Germany is one of our audio and text localisation studios, know for its work on AAA franchises including Elder Scrolls. Co-founders Finn Seliger and Jan Werkmeister recently spoke to The Sixth Axis about what goes into getting a perfect localised voice performance before it finds its way into your games.

Discover more here.


Register now for our on-demand webinar – ‘Recording in the closet; the art of pivot’

When Scott Gershin, Sound Supervisor at Sound Lab, and his Walla group, planned the recording of the voices for TV drama Mrs. America, they were hampered by COVID-19 and new social distancing guidelines. Our recent digital event, moderated by Scott’s colleague Debbie Gonzalez (pictured), explores how Scott and Mark Sussman, Patty Connolly and Erin Myles from The Loop Squad went from an ADR studio to recording “in the actors’ closets” at home to complete the show’s finale. 

Watch it here.


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