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A FULL SERVICE LOCALIZATION | PUBLIC RELATIONS | MARKETING AGENCY

Strangely Compelling

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Clients

We work with amazing game publishers and developers.

Arc System Works
Funimation
Bandai Namco
Nicalis
5pb Games

 
 

Mages
Comcept
Musterbrand
PQube
Acttil
 
 

DHUSA
TicToc
Genius Sonority
Dreamsail
Over The Top

 
 

Squad
Padaone
Betadwarf
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Games

A selection of games we've worked on

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-
Castle In The Darkness
Steins;Gate
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
BlazBlue: Central Fiction
Adventures of Pip
Full Mojo Rampage
Toribash
Damascus Gear Operation Tokyo
Gal*Gun: Double Peace
Axiom Verge
Denpa Men 3
Root Letter
FORCED SHOWDOWN
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R
Double Dragon IV
Kerbal Space Program
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
1001 Spikes
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
Chaos Code

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Projects

Japanese <> English Live Interpretation
Event Marketing – Conventions
Indie Game PR Highlights
The BlazBlue Experience at Sakura-Con
Arc System Works Universe
Geeks Giving Gifts Charity Calendar
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Our Services

We are the Alfred to your Bruce Wayne.

Localization

We specialize in Japanese to English localization. Whether you’re looking for a word-for-word translation, or recreation of the emotion and ideas in the target language, we’ve got you covered. Dialogue or system messages, text or voice over production, in-person interpretation or business relations, we do it all.

Brand Consultation

A company’s reputation and brand means more than it ever has. Every opinion shapes the public perception of your work. We are your partners in strategizing what, when, and how to present yourself to consumers.

Marketing

You have eight seconds to capture your audience’s attention, before they’re onto the next new shiny thing. We specialize in one-of-a-kind marketing projects that span the spectrum of what people want to see. We do funny, strange, serious, and above all, unique, no matter if it’s merchandising, event coordination, tradeshow presence, or producing music videos with rock stars.

PR & Social Media

The attention of the masses decides the fate of your product. In an ideal world, the best products will rise to the top, but in a sea of tweets about what people are having for breakfast, companies must ensure their product is reaching consumers. From social media and media outreach, we can help your company reach its target audience.

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About Strangely Compelling

Our company is led by a group of passionate video game professionals dedicated to helping your product reach maximum (say it like the nanosuit in Crysis, it sounds better) exposure through traditional PR, social media, event marketing and unique collaborations. We’ve set out to prove that today’s video games don’t need to spend AAA dollars to get big-agency results. With our powers combined, we bring to the table the reach of a big-agency while providing the personal service, dedication and agility of a boutique.

Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara

CEO | President

Natively fluent in Japanese and English; savvy in business and style. Over his 5+ years in the video game industry, Mike has negotiated deals across the world, in sectors ranging from localization to motion capture. Little can stand in his way.

Gail Salamanca

Gail Salamanca

VP | PR & Marketing

Gail has been working in the video game industry since the mid ’90s, and has launched over 100 games across all platforms, while managing and executing brand initiatives, including media buying, event management, and public relations.

Karrie Shirou

Karrie Shirou

Director of Marketing

Karrie has been a producer, writer, and consultant in the video game and entertainment industry. From game development to content creation, marketing strategy to hosting and on-camera work, she does it all.

Matthew Finneman

Matthew Finneman

PR & Marketing Coordinator

Matthew has been involved with the gaming industry for years. Specializing in social media management, community management, and PR, he loves to be on the front lines of gaming, engaging with fans.

Sean Olsen

Sean Olsen

Localization Coordinator
Kana Hotta

Kana Hotta

Localization Manager
Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara

CEO | President

Natively fluent in Japanese and English; savvy in business and style. Over his 5+ years in the video game industry, Mike has negotiated deals across the world, in sectors ranging from localization to motion capture. Little can stand in his way.

Gail Salamanca

Gail Salamanca

VP | PR & Marketing

Gail has been working in the video game industry since the mid ’90s, and has launched over 100 games across all platforms, while managing and executing brand initiatives, including media buying, event management, and public relations.

Karrie Shirou

Karrie Shirou

Director of Marketing

Karrie has been a producer, writer, and consultant in the video game and entertainment industry. From game development to content creation, marketing strategy to hosting and on-camera work, she does it all.

Matthew Finneman

Matthew Finneman

PR & Marketing Coordinator

Matthew has been involved with the gaming industry for years. Specializing in social media management, community management, and PR, he loves to be on the front lines of gaming, engaging with fans.

Sean Olsen

Sean Olsen

Localization Coordinator
Kana Hotta

Kana Hotta

Localization Manager
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How We Do Things

Stage 1: Get to know you

Tell us about your business and your amazing product. We want to know how we can best service your needs.

Stage 2: The Game Plan

We customize a unique plan to fit your needs and your budget. Social media and traditional press? A multimedia collaboration? We’ll strategize the best way to get your product out there in the shiniest way.

Stage 3: Making it happen

We tell your story to the right ears. Our international press list over 1000 contacts strong is hungry for the next big game. We believe it should be yours.

Stage 4: Analyze

How many people did we reach? How much buzz did this trailer or that giveaway generate? Where do we go next? We’re never satisfied when it comes to bringing you success.

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Press members & journalists? You're our bread and butter. Review codes, interviews, you name it.
Business Inquiry? We'd love to team up with you. Let's talk.
Streamer or YouTuber? We've got game codes with your name on it
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