Trails from Zero: One Year Later


Well, that’s one year gone by since I joined the project. It’s hard to believe, really. When I sent the fateful message to Gu4n on Discord, I genuinely didn’t expect anything to come of it. But, on 6/4/2017, I was pinged from a channel in the Falcom Discord I wasn’t familiar with, and the rest is history.

Working on this project continues to be one of the best experiences of my life. I couldn’t ask for a better team, and I know that we all want people to be able to play, enjoy, and love Zero as much as we do. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but this game really is something special. The cast, the story, the soundtrack – everything is perfect.

In the past year, we’ve made considerable progress on the project and I couldn’t be happier. Sure, there have been little bumps in the road, but the project is still chugging along at a solid pace. Namely, I experienced some burnout the past two months, but I’m past it. On the bright side, it’s clear that my writing has drastically improved compared to when I started. Us at the Geofront are determined to bring you Trails from Zero in all its glory.

I just wanted to talk about the project for a little bit, and considering it’s been a year, why not? I’ll throw in a few screenshots for you guys, but follow my Twitter or something to find out when the next progress report comes out.

Should be soonish. See ya.

Aw, it’s empty. This is so sad.

9 Replies to “Trails from Zero: One Year Later

  1. Kind of incredible how fast this project was moving over that year too, considering Zero has one of the biggest scripts of any JRPG.
    Great work, zerker and the rest of translation team!

  2. Hooray for Pictures! lol, it’s funny, I know that they don’t actually mean anything at all toward completion, the screen shots are just a symptom of work being done. But they sure to cheer the crowd up. Good show, Zerker! Good show Zero Team! HUZZAH!

  3. Thanks for the update! I’ve been eyeing this page for months now fearing the inevitable burnout but I’m glad you’re still passionate and having fun with the whole thing, couldn’t be more excited for the finished translation! I’ve kept the Cold Steel games on the backburner since I’m one of those psychos that has to play everything in release order. Thanks again for your hard work!

  4. Hey, thank you so much for giving us an update! It’s sad to hear you’ve been suffering with burnout…just keep persevering and slowly but surely you’ll get there!

    That’s the nice thing about fan translations: there is only a finite number of lines to translate and edit. And it looks like we’ll hit 70% soonish and that’s fantastic! You’re doing god’s work, especially considering how ridiculously long this game is.

  5. Really appreciate all of the team’s hard work. I’ve worked on a translation project for a Japanese drama in the past but I know it’s nothing compared what you guys are doing now. Kudos.
    Just, a quick question. Will you guys romanized the title screen of zero no Kiseki to english letters reading ‘Trails from Zero’?
    All the best!

  6. Just curious, will this game come with an option to choose between the EVO soundtracks and the original? I am a fan of the EVO soundtracks so that option will surely be a treat for me. Thanks for the hard work though!

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