Playground Games

Localisation Manager

United Kingdom

Closing in 17 days

Playground Games is looking for a Localisation Manager to join our Fable


About us:

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre- defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun. We are excited to be rebooting the much-loved Fable franchise and are expanding our diverse team to create a new classic in the action RPG genre.


As Localisation Manager you will coordinate with internal development teams and external localisation partners to deliver a high-quality localised experience for Fable players around the globe. You will be responsible for defining and driving localisation processes, managing the localisation schedule, identifying risks, overseeing quality, and continually striving to improve our internal and external production methods.

You will be self-organised but will work collaboratively with Production, Design, Narrative, Audio, and Cinematic teams on all text and vocal content to ensure compatibility with localisation requirements and to achieve quality results.

Our ideal candidate is an expert at localisation management and is passionate about their craft. You have experience managing large AAA games and work well under pressure to evangelise quality and best-practices throughout development whilst being sympathetic to wider project requirements.

This is a permanent role based at our state-of-the-art facilities in Royal Leamington Spa.

  • Organise and drive an efficient localisation schedule with our development teams and external localisation partner(s).
  • Develop a strong pipeline for text and audio content development and work with production to tailor compliance.
  • Evaluate text/VO additions and alterations and ensure that external localisation partners receive context for complex and nuanced text to improve their localisation processes.
  • Build and drive the development of a” Standard Library” of regular, abstract, or key terms to ensure localisation consistency.
  • Drive alignment of messaging across languages between all customer facing products (game, website, PR communications etc.).
  • Promote best practices in development to maintain high standards of production and delivery.
  • Oversee a Quality approach to localisation, with processes to improve and maintain standards long term.
  • Coordinate feedback from localisation partners, LQA and development staff on discovered quality or process issues and drive rectification and improvement.
  • Collaborate on localisation tools development.
  • Be the key contact for all localisation enquiries for Fable.
  • Previous Localisation Production experience with driving process, schedule, and quality successfully for a range of languages simultaneously.
  • 2+ years of experience working on large-scale AAA games desired.
  • Organized & process-driven with exceptional communication skills.
  • A genuine passion for video games.
  • Experience with open-world RPGs is a plus.
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to make world-class games with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry's most exciting first- party game studios.

    Playground Games is an equal opportunities studio and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

    Job details


    Localisation Manager


    Playground Games


    United Kingdom


    September 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 14, 2023

    Job type



    ML, AI, Data Science

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