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Alpha Zero: China Edition

Jun 26, 2013 | By:

Alpha Zero, a story-heavy
arcade shooter from California studio Funkoi, gets 20,000 five star ratings in China.

Yodo1′s strategy:
We re-wrote the entire narrative with
new dialog incorporating Chinese slang
and expressions, and hired Chinese voice
actors to record the revised script in a
Beijing studio. (See video at left.)

At launch, Alpha Zero earned enormous praise from Chinese gamers, who gave it over 20,000 five star ratings. Many players, unaware it was first developed by a Western team, described Alpha Zero in their app reviews as “the best Chinese game ever”.

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