Sonia Yazmadjian

Also Known As

  • Sam Yazmadjian
  • Sonia "Sam" Yazmadjian
  • Sam Yazmadian
  • Sam Yazmadijan

Game Credits


Battlefield 1942: Deluxe Edition (2003)   (Software Localization Manager)
Command & Conquer: Generals (2003)   (Localisation)
SimCity 4 (2003)   (Software Localisation Manager)
007: Nightfire (2002)   (French)
007: Nightfire (2002)   (Software Localisation Manager)
Battlefield 1942 (2002)   (Software Localisation Manager)
Command & Conquer: Renegade (2002)   (Software Localization Manager (Europe))
FIFA Soccer 2003 (2002)   (Software Localization Manager )
Global Operations (2002)   (Software Localisation Manager)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)   (Software Localization Manager)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)   (European Localization Management)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)   (Software Localisation Manager)
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (2002)   (Software Localization Manager)
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead (2002)   (Software Localisation Manager)
Medal of Honor: Frontline (2002)   (Software Localisation Manager)
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (2002)   (Software Localisation Manager)
NHL 2003 (2002)   (Software Localisation Manager)
Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (2002)   (Software Localization Manager)
Shox (2002)   (Software Localisation Manager)
Sid Meier's SimGolf (2002)   (Software Localisation Manager)
The Sims: Deluxe Edition (2002)   (Software Localisation Manager)
The Sims: Unleashed (2002)   (Software Localisation Manager)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2002 (2002)   (Software Localisation Manager)
Total Club Manager 2003 (2002)   (Software Localisation Manager)
007: Agent Under Fire (2001)   (Software Localization Manager)
Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (2001)   (Software Localisation Manager)
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001)   (Software Localisation Manager)
007: The World is Not Enough (2000)   (Euro Software Localization Manager)
F1 Manager (2000)   (Software Localisation Manager (Europe))
The Sims (2000)   (Project Manager Localisation)
Dune 2000 (1999)   (Localisation Project Manager)
Redline (1999)   (Software Localization)
Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire (1999)   (Localisation Project Manager)
SimCity 3000 (1999)   (Localisation Manager Europe)
Moto Racer 2 (1998)   (Localization Management)
Galapagos (1997)   (Localization Coordinator)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)   (Localisation)
Test Drive 4 (1997)   (Project Manager Localization)
Theme Hospital (1997)   (Localization)

Public Relations

Superbike 2001 (2000)   (Localization Manager Europe)

Creative Services

Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun - Firestorm (2000)   (Localization Project Manager for Europe)


Nox (2000)   (Localization (Localization Project Managers, Electronic Arts, Europe))
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (1999)   (Localization)
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (Platinum Edi... (1999)   (Localization)
Lands of Lore III (1999)   (Localization)

Developer Biography

Sonia Yazmadjian joined Electronic Arts in 1995 as a translator, and then evolved to the role of Software Localisation Manager for Europe until 2003. With a team of 5 project managers and 1 audio manager, Sonia's team were the interface between developers (EARS, EAC, EAUK, Westwood, Maxis, plus affiliated labels like Fox, ), marketing and translation people.

Because it's easier for gamers to enjoy action in their own language, especially when instructions or tips are spoken, the team's role was to deliver, throughout European countries, games that are well translated and dubbed. This process is called "localisation" because occasionally assets have to be adapted to local regulations.

However, one has to be careful not to change the spirit of the game: localisation is here not to alter but to promote the experience that developers want to deliver.

Sonia is now working in other industries. However, she keeps a soft spot for creators!

Last updated: Jul 11, 2010