2017 @ US
As we approach the end of a record year here at Universally Speaking, we would like to take a moment to reflect.
This year we have worked on over 1300 projects (including 60+ games), provided quality translations of over 10,000,000 words, cracked over 8000 bugs and won 2 top flight industry awards. We could not have achieved this without our amazing clients and, of course, our incredible QA, localisation and audio teams. We look forward to taking these numbers ever-higher in 2018!
Our record year has not gone unrecognised within the industry, with 5 award nominations and 2 wins. We were humbled to be awarded with Best QA & Localisation at the Develop: Industry Excellence Awards, and honoured to receive Best QA Provider for the third time in five years at the TIGA Awards. 2018 already looks like another award-winning year at US, as we have fingers and toes (and everything else!) crossed for our Best QA & Localisation Service Provider nomination at the Mobile Game Awards, next month.
We’ve been out and about a lot this year, too, spreading the word on what Universally Speaking is all about. We started the year in London at PGConnects, dropped into GDC in San Francisco, before heading to Cologne for Gamescom. We met some amazing people in Kraków, Helsinki and Paris along the way until we rounded things off in sunny Santa Clara. If you see us on your travels, next year, come and say hello!
2017 has been a great year for us at Universally Speaking, and we hope it has been even better for all the developers, publishers and companies we have been honoured to work with, this year. So, from everyone here at Universally Speaking, we would like to wish you all Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, top Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays.
Thank you! We look forward to welcoming even more top industry talent into our family, next year!
See you in 2018!
Mobile Games Awards 2018 Finalist
Universally Speaking is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for Best QA & Localisation Service Provider at the inaugural Mobile Games Awards!
The Mobile Games Awards recognise the very best of the mobile gaming industry; from the developers making great games to the publishers, tool makers and service providers that help to build a platform for success. Organised by the team behind Pocket Gamer Connects, it promises to be one of the most prestigious events in the mobile gaming calendar.
We are truly honoured to be shortlisted amongst tough competition, and we can’t wait to attend the awards ceremony at the prestigious BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, London on the 23rd January.
More information can be found at: www.mobilegamesawards.com/finalists/
Wish us luck!
Game Quality Forum 2017
Universally Speaking is excited to announce that we will be attending Game Quality Forum North America in sunny Santa Clara, California, this year! From the 6-7th December, it promises to be an exciting event for all things QA and Localisation.
Come chat with our Head of Business Development, Tim, about your needs and how our multi award-winning QA and localisation teams can help.
We can’t wait to meet you there!
TIGA Awards Winners 2017
James (QA Manager) and Vickie (CEO) with our 5th TIGA Award!
QA, Localisation and Voice Over specialists, Universally Speaking, further cement their place at the forefront of industry innovation as they win Best QA Provider at one of Europe’s most prestigious games awards ceremony.
02, November 2017: This week the games industry elite came together at the spectacular Victoria and Albert Museum in London for the annual TIGA Games Awards ceremonies.
Universally Speaking is proud to be a Silver Sponser for the awards.
Top industry talent from across the gaming world returned to the UK’s capital for the TIGA Awards bash. This year’s awards shot the gathering to all new heights of acclaim with more entries, more voters and more attendees than ever before.
In a memorable night, the Universally Speaking team saw off all competition to pick up the prestigious and highly coveted ‘Best QA Provider’ award making this the fifth consecutive TIGA Games award won by the global gaming specialists.
CEO, Vickie Peggs, said “Winning a TIGA award is a great honour. But doing so for the third time in this category is truly humbling and representative of our incredibly talented team. We would love to thank all our incredible clients, around the world, for choosing to work with Universally Speaking. Thank you”.
Business Development Manager, Tim Horton added “What an honour. The award is a real tangible representation of the quality that Universally Speaking delivers, daily, to the global gaming industry. Thank you, we will continue to innovate and exceed expectation”.
Develop Excellence Awards Winners 2017
We have taken home the crown this year at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards 2017.
Universally Speaking have been awarded the best for QA & localisation. This award is a testament to our valued clientele, who put their trust in us to deliver quality localisation and QA services for their games.
The awards ceremony in Brighton hosted the best and brightest talent of the UK games scene, it was an amazing evening and we are privileged to have won our categories award.
Come and find us at Gamescom, Cologne, 23-26th August 2017. We will be exhibiting at the amazing UKIE stand this year, which will be a designed like an English pub!
Gosha will be there to talk with you about your product, and how our localisation & QA teams can help.
Universally Speaking are excited to announce that we shall be exhibiting at GDC again this year! On the 25th Feb the team will touch down in San Francisco to start an entire week of networking, learning and entertaining. On the 1st March it will be open doors at the Moscone centre to a predicted 28,000 game industry professionals. Our team shall be in the South Hall at stand 2041 waiting excitedly to meet and network with the attendees.
We will be there to discuss and help with questions on localisation, quality assurance & audio. Come past and say hi !
New Year, New US!
It’s a new year and a new us here at Universally Speaking, and we’re raring to go!
We’ve a number of major stops throughout 2017 including the likes of GDC in San Francisco, Nordic Game in Malmo, Casual Connect in Seattle and Gamescom in Cologne, but first we kick things off in our own backyard in London at Pocket Gamer Connects.
We’ll be at PGC London for the entire two days, meeting and networking with the mobile games industries best and brightest. If you want to meet then don’t hesitate to get in touch at email@example.com and we’ll be sure to see you there.
Here’s to another stellar year here at Universally Speaking!
This Year @ Universally Speaking
2016 is drawing to a close. In the run up to the festive period we find ourselves as a company looking back, and what a year we’ve had! We’ve grown insurmountably throughout the year and a huge thank you has to go to our clients and, of course, our incredible quality assurance and localisation teams.
As a group we’ve won a number of awards of excellence, owing to the amazing work & professionalism we are able to do because of the trust our clients put in us. We were nominated for best localisation and QA service provider by Develop UK, and for two awards at the annual TIGA awards, where we won our nomination for outstanding Leadership!
We’ve been out and about a lot this year, spreading the word on what Universally Speaking is all about. We started the year in Amsterdam at Casual Connect, then dropped into GDC in San Francisco, we met some amazing people in Helsinki, Malmo, Berlin, Cologne and Paris until we rounded things off at home in London. If you see me on your travels next year come and say hello!
We’ve been privileged this year to work on many exciting projects with our amazing clients, such as Konami, Codemasters, Frontier and Amazon, to name a few! 2017 forecasts another giant step forward for Universally Speaking. We will be partnering with even more innovators from around the world to aid them with quality assurance, translation, localisation and localised voice overs.
If you’re looking forward to 2017 and would like your testing and localisation handled by multi- award winning, world renowned teams, then look no further. Get in touch now to discuss your project needs or plans for next year.
Another Award Winning Year at Universally Speaking
As the year comes to a close we often find ourselves reflecting back on where we were, how much we’ve achieved, and how far we’ve come. This year is no different, and as we cast our minds back across 2016 we are elated by the success, growth and achievements that being part of Universally Speaking entails.
Last night we attended the TIGA awards where we were nominated in two categories for the first time since the awards began, and it with great pleasure the we announce that our CEO, Vickie Peggs, picked up an award for outstanding leadership! As much as this is a testament to her unwavering work ethic and commitment to the Universally Speaking team Vickie has always had the support of her team, just as they rely on support for her. Great leaders lead great teams, and great teams have great leaders, and Vickie, as an outstanding leader, deserves this award and the celebrations that will go with it.
We’d like to congratulate all of the award winners who walked away with a shiny new trophy at the 2016 TIGA awards, and all of the nominees from each category. The TIGA team put on an amazing spectacle, showing off the UK games industry in all its glory, and for this we sincerely thank you for the work and effort you guys put into supporting and celebrating the best in creativity, innovation and business in the UK games industry.
From all of us here at Universally Speaking, Thank you, and here’s to another award winning year in 2017!