When considering game development, adding subtitles would seem to be simple for developers to handle. However, a lot more thought goes into their creation than you’d might think.
A recent article on Gamasutra goes in depth about subtitles and closed captions. According to a survey by CNet, roughly 80% of gamers turn subtitles on when playing. However, many gamers, myself included, haven’t put any thought on how those subtitles are created.
The article goes through a lot of aspects of how to subtitle well. These include ensuring good contrast between the text and the game and considering the size and amount of text on screen among other things.
You can check out the full article here.