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The Sequel to Hell Gates is getting an English Translation

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  • 03/17/2018 06:04 PM
Hell Gates 2 - Valadurs Erbe is a direct sequel to the action RPG Hell Gates. Until today, it was only available in German and anyone else was missing out on this 20+ hours epic tale. But as you can see in the video below, I am currently translating the game into good old English.

Announcement trailer on YouTube

Hell Gates 2 is a complex action RPG with Zelda-like puzzle dungeons and a combat system that is very reminiscent of the Secret of Mana series.

Current State of the Translation Project

The introduction chapter is already completely translated (approx. 30 minutes of gameplay). I am currently translating the systems and menu screens. When this is finished, the game will already be playable from beginning to end for non-German speakers, although you will miss out on the story and dialogue. As you can guess, once the story is translated, you can enjoy the complete experience that Hell Gates 2 offers.

Be the first to play the English Version

A lot of time and work is still required until completion of the Hell Gates 2 translation project. If you are curious and want to try the English Version while it is still in the making, there is a certain way to do it, continue reading to find out how.

Please visit Hell Gates on patreon.com

Hell Gates and Hell Gates 2 are both available for free via download. Forever. No strings attached. No DLC or whatever the big companies can cook up.

If you want to support this game series in general, it is possible to do so on the Hell Gates 2 patreon page. If you don´t know what patreon is, here is a brief explanation: it is a platform where all kind of creative content creators gather and present their work. People who like their work, can decide to support their favorite artists and become a patron of their work (1$ or more, it is entirely up to you).

Since the Hell Gates games are for free, there is not much that I can offer you as a reward if you become a patron. So I came up with this idea: every patron gets access to my private download archive where the latest work-in-progress version of the Hell Gates 2 translation is available. Don´t worry, saves are fully compatible between version updates and the versions are always fully playable (minus the incomplete translation).

If you don´t want to spend money, that´s entirely fine. You can still see the latest progress reports on the Hell Gates patreon page even as a non-patron.


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That's some really cool news! I hope it'll all work out. Once the translation is finished, will you put up a page for Hell Gates 2 on RMN as well? Either way, best of luck with this project and your Patreon!

(By the way, I'm not sure if it's an issue on my end or not, but the code in this blog doesn't seem to be working. I can't see any of the videos, links, or changes to formatting.)
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Doesn't look right for me either!
Hello you two,

yeah the format doesn´t look right on my browser, either. I checked with my other blog posts to see if I did something wrong here, but all looks well in the "edit mode". I then tried to make a new blog post and rewrite the article, but it still looks like that. I am not sure what is wrong here. I will have to fix it somehow.
I already played the german version of hell gates 2 i can only recommend it to other people since it's a very good and addictive game. I still haven't touched hell gates 1 though, one day i will. Very interesting technic you used in the game and i was always looking forward to play the game when i could.
Edit: beaten HG1 in 2 days the opinion is still very positive about this game.
Hello everybody,

thank you for your kind words. I will give my best to deliver a great English translation.

I was able to fix the format of the blog post. It all collapses and it forgets all the formatting when I try to embed the trailer in the blog post. When I only put in the link to YouTube, it works. Strange...

@NeverSilent: I will upload the English translation to rpgmaker.net when chapter 1 is fully playable. I am still chewing on the system messages and menus. Hell Gates 2 just has sooo many of them.

By the way, does anyone know where and how to promote a game like Hell Gates 2? People keep telling me that I am silly for not doing more promotion. But I am really not good at this kind of stuff.
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I'm no expert on marketing by any means either, but the owner of RMN wrote a potentially very helpful article on the subject a while ago. You might find some tips in there worth your while:
Hi NeverSilent,

that´s a very interesting article you linked there. I have already tried a few of these things, but not all of them. This means that there are a lot of things to try out in the upcoming weeks.

The thing about rpgmaker.net being more of a developer platform is an issue because developers tend to focus on their own game rather than playing the games of other people. But finding a more player-focused website is a challenge.
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Well, at least I personally would appreciate it a lot if you also kept posting any news or updates on this site. Trying to gain a larger audience by uploading your games on more platforms is definitely not a bad idea, but there still is quite a significant number of players who download and follow projects on here as well.
Keeping so many websites up-to-date with the latest progress reports is a bit tricky. At least, I posted a blog entry with the last progress reports summarized.
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Cool, thank you! I'll take a look at it.
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