Hi! My name is Ben Kaestner-Frenchman. I’m a writer and narrative designer working at Electric Square. Before that, I was at Fusebox Games and before that I was a Japanese to English translator. This is a list of things I’ve worked on professionally; my portfolio is available upon request (I haven’t put my samples here due to NDAs).

Since portfolio uploads often make it hard to upload a game, you can find my Twine game ‘The Meaning of Nalau’ on itch.io here.

Games I’ve worked on as a writer:

  • Love Island The Game | Fusebox Games
    • Love Island The Game Season 2
    • Love Island The Game: The Wedding
    • Love Island The Game Season 3
  • Matchmaker | Fusebox Games
    • Matchmaker: Love Island
    • Beanie Quinn: Murder in the Coffee Shop
    • Beanie Quinn: Theft in the Village
  • Splatoon 1 & 2 “Splatfests” | Nintendo
    • These take the form of short, characterful introductions to the theme of the event, spoken by the game mascots (either Callie and Marie or Pearl and Marina). Unlike the bulk of the content in the game, these are written from scratch, not translated.
  • Two adventure modules for the Slavic-inspired “Old Roads” setting | MetaArcade (unreleased) (testimonial)
  • “80 Days” live game | Fire Hazard Games

Games I’ve worked on as a translator (all Nintendo except where indicated):

  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
  • Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland | Gust
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Everybody’s Golf VR | Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Go! Vacation
  • Mario Maker
  • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate | Capcom
  • My Nintendo (website)
  • NES Remix 2
  • Nintendo Account (website)
  • Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • Puzzle and Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition
  • Splatoon 1
  • Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion DLC
  • Style Boutique 3: Styling Star
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country

Anime I’ve worked on as a translator:

  • Yamishibai | Sentai Filmworks
  • Joshiraku | Sentai Filmworks
  • Nagasaret Airantou | Sentai Filmworks