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4 years ago#1
What does "Zemya" mean in Russian? Anybody out there know?

The word is spelled with proper Cyrillic letters on their insignia - my Websters has a chart of Cyrillic ( Russian ) letters under "alphabet" - But when I Google "Zemya", all I get is a Russian pop starlet, and the Bulgarian word for "Earth".

I believe the relationship to Russian and Bulgarian is like that of Spanish to Portugese: same alphabet, but somewhat different words. So does "Zemya" also mean "Earth" in Russian?

Anyone out there feel like discussing this?
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4 years ago#2
The devs are Bulgarian incidentally, (Ubisoft Sofia?) which may explain that...
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4 years ago#3
Well spotted iffy_Jottere and eishin. Zemya is indeed the Bulgarian word for earth. The Russian word is Zemlya, which is similar, but more difficult to pronounce for English speakers
4 years ago#4
Julian_Gollop posted...
Well spotted iffy_Jottere and eishin. Zemya is indeed the Bulgarian word for earth. The Russian word is Zemlya, which is similar, but more difficult to pronounce for English speakers

Are you the actual Julian Gollop? I've been a big fan of your games since the original X-COM. :)
I hope Ubisoft gives you further opportunities to develop games in a similar vein.
And, I thank you for the many, many hours of enjoyment I've gotten from your games.
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4 years ago#5
Thanks for your comments eishin. Yes, I am actually me (that sounds a bit strange).
I would certainly like to develop more games in the turn-based tactics/strategy genre - but GRSW will have to sell well enough to justify it.
4 years ago#6
Thank you all, eishin and Julian for responding to my question. I very much appreciate it!
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4 years ago#7
Julian_Gollop posted...
Thanks for your comments eishin. Yes, I am actually me (that sounds a bit strange).
I would certainly like to develop more games in the turn-based tactics/strategy genre - but GRSW will have to sell well enough to justify it.


How is it selling, relatively speaking (if you can tell us, I know it can be an touchy subject)? I too would like too see more games in this vein.

Also: You should get a VIP account on here, and thanks for the amazing game!
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4 years ago#8
Epic thread.

Even if this game doesn't sell, I hope you know that you ARE the man responsible for saving the 3DS launch line-up. LOL!

A sequel designed for the 3DS would be really, really great! :)
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