“Bay Bell” Localizations and Translations:
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Bay Bell is currently playable in English, Italian, and Turkish. A Brazilian Portuguese language option is being worked on and forthcoming.
In no particular order, here are all of the additional languages planned to be in the game when I have the budget to commission them: European French, Canadian French, German, European Spanish, Latin American Spanish, European Portuguese, Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian.
If there is another language you would enjoy the game in, I am open to more being available for Bay Bell as long as there is sufficient interest. (The game and supplementary material, such as the hint guide, in total have the length of a small novel's worth of text. While I would be happy to localize or translate the game into every language possible, it is expensive.) Please contact me at email@example.com if you would like to express an appeal for additional language options.
There are certain languages with larger writing system character sets that I currently do not plan to have the game's text localized or translated into, such as Japanese and Chinese. I am not opposed to having these languages included, but the biggest obstacle is that the game uses letter substitution ciphers for its character text and puzzles. For extensive writing system sets that are necessary or preferred in a specific language, I am not sure how localizations and translations of the game in these languages would work. (If you would like one of these languages available, and have an idea of how this could be approached in a way satisfying for players in the target language, please let me know.)
I have gotten offers for fan translations, but with the amount of text in the game I do not feel comfortable receiving a translation without properly compensating those involved. I appreciate these offers, but would like to hire professional localizers or translators for the language options in this game.
I will update this page as the languages are updated in Bay Bell or more languages are planned to be available!