Thorsten Distler
MA Translator + Certified Copywriter + Certified Fitness Trainer
Success Stories

Online product catalogue for Megaform

Transcreation of product descriptions of sports, exercise and educational games marketed by Megaform (July 2018)

The Belgian company Megaform markets innovative educational sports and exercise games. I translated the company’s entire online catalogue for Megaform’s marketing department.

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Basketball simulation

Translation and support for one of the world’s two largest multilingual basketball simulations for a global player in the video game industry (June 2014 to July 2016)

I was commissioned to translate in-game assets and marketing content such as blog posts, video commentaries and news for the website.

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Powerstar Golf simulation

Translation of tutorials, tips, dialogue fields and menus (August 2013)

The great art in simulations such as Powerstar Golf featuring dialogue fields lies in complying with the length restrictions of the text fields. The strings must be kept short and to the point – while also sounding credible. Because “Talking about golf is more fun than playing golf” (Dieter Rivola, professional golfer).

Football simulations

Translation and supervision of the world’s largest multilingual football simulation for a global player in the video game industry (February 2012 to date)

I worked at the company premises for three years, acting as the mediator between the translation agency and studio. I have prepared the German in-game comments for the agency/end client every year since 2012.

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Fast-flowing copy and translations create a powerful undertow. Think of your employees, customers and users. Do you really want to see them swept along helplessly by your content, one after the other?
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