Founded in 1998, as a localization service provider to the business software market, Keywords studio is an Ireland-based leading video game industry service provider. In 2004, Keyword decided to focus on the video games industry. The group aims to be the most trusted and relied leading video game company and leverage its expertise, knowledge, and capacity across each stage of the game development cycle. The group offers its services at service line or at group level or at individual level through more than 60 studios located in 21 countries across 4 continents. The group has partnership with 23 of the top 25 games companies and with all the 10 of the top 10 mobile game companies across the world that includes Google, Microsoft, Apple, Tencent, WB Games, Square Enix, Perfect world, Nexon, netmarble, Bandai Namco games, Electronic Art (EA), Knonami, King and NetEase Games. The group got listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2013 as LON: KWS and since then it has actively started expanding around the world organically and strategically acquiring the potential businesses.
The Group operates through seven major service lines that are Art Services, Game Development, Audio Services, Functionality QA, Localization, Localization QA and Player Support. The Art services provide design and production services as per the needs of partner, it offers services like Art direction services, 2D and 3D concept art, 2D and 3D animation, 2D illustrations, Environment, 2D characters and objects, 3D characters and creatures, 3D vehicles and objects, Virtual effects, UI/UX design and animation, Live action, and video production and In-game and pre-rendered cinematic.
The game development service line offers external development services to game developers and publishers. The Audio services line provides customized audio solutions through its three subdivisions that are Audio development, Audio Localization and Media & Entertainment. Functionality QA service line offers customized highly experienced end-to-end functional support for global video games and product testing requirements, its services include Functional testing services, hardware certification testing, stress and load testing, automation, QA insourcing, community-based testing etc. the localization service line deliver localization solutions in more than 50 languages, it offers Localization engineering services, Translation and adaptation, editing, proofing, graphic design, Geopolitical assessment etc.
The localization QA provide customized fully integrated localization Quality Assurance, it offers Localization QA testing, Play through on localized languages, Stand-alone linguistic reviews etc. The player support service line offers tools and expertise to help partners in keeping their players happy, it offers one-on-one player support, Moderation, Community management and social media management.
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