My name is Sara Wendel-Örtqvist and I am currently a Senior Localization Coordinator at Avalanche Studios Group. I graduated from the University of Skövde 2009, where I studied Games Development – Design.

Game Development Experience

October 2020 – Current

Senior Localization Coordinator at Avalanche Studios Group

August 2015 – September 2020

Localization Manager at Paradox Development Studio
Localization management
* Contacting and hiring localization companies for four games
* Exporting text to be translated through an in-house tool
* Answering questions regarding the text
* Importing the translations
* Taking care of bug reports regarding the various languages.
* Proofreading
* Editing of in-game texts

October 2013 – August 2015:

Senior Lore Developer at Paradox Development Studio. I worked with level design, game writing, scripting and managed game writers, a scripter and a level designer.

January 2010 – October 2013:

Content Designer at Paradox Development Studio
Writing and scripting events, historical databases, researching historical events, characters, and other useful data.


Avalanche Studios Group

  • Second Extinction
  • Call of the Wild: theAngler
  • Ravenbound

Paradox Development Studio

  • Crusader Kings III
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Battle for the Bosporus
  • Stellaris: Necorids Species pack
  • Stellaris: Federations
  • Stellaris: Lithoids Species Pack
  • Stellaris: Ancient Relics Story Pack
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns
  • Stellaris: MegaCorp
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Europa Universalis IV: Dharma
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Stellaris: Utopia
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Crusader Kings II: The Reaper’s Due
  • Stellaris: Leviathans
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Stellaris
  • Hearts of Iron IV
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Europa Universalis IV: The Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Runemaster (canceled)
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • March of the Eagles
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Sengoku
  • Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind
  • Victoria II
  • Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi

September 2007 – May 2009:

Game Writer and Voice Actor Manager on the Decadence Mod: A HalfLife 2-mod featuring four characters fighting in two teams for the control over the water nodes. The two versus two multiplayer mod is a total conversion based on the Source Engine. Read more at

• Wrote the background stories for the four characters
• Wrote dialogue lines for the characters
• Found voice actors for the characters
• Managed the voice actors and their lines
• Wrote descriptions of the world of Decadence

January 2007 – Mars 2007:

Level Designer and Game Designer on Shopper Rush: A small 2D game developed during a program course at the University of Skövde. Shopper Rush is a top-down perspective “racing game”. The player compete against 1000+ AI controlled opponents in a shopping mall, trying to get a limited stock item before it runs out
• Made levels for the game.
• Wrote descriptions of the limited item the player raced to get.


August 2006 – June 2009:

Game Development – Design
The University of Skövde, B.A. in Media, graduated June 2009.

August 2003 – June 2006:

IT, Communication and Leadership Infokomp in Karlstad, graduated June 2006.

Software Knowledge

  • Notepad++
  • MS office
  • OpenOffice
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • SmartGit
  • SVN Tortoise
  • Hansoft
  • Perforce
  • Confluence
  • JIRA
  • Trello


Fluent in Swedish and English.