Influent é um Jogo de Aprendizado de Idiomas, focado principalmente em aquisição de vocabulário e pronúncia. É verdadeiramente impressionante.
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Data de lançamento: 20/mar/2014

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Observação: If you are purchasing Influent for the first time, choose the language you would like to learn. If you've already purchased one language, you can buy additional languages as DLC.
The game's User Interface is currently available in English, Japanese, Russian, German, Swedish, French, Spanish, Italian, European Portuguese, and Brazilian Portuguese

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8 de maio

Hindi Indie



SEE THE OFFICIAL BLOG POST HERE

Taj Mahold on a second!

I thought the release of Influent's 18th Language Pack was going to be Dutch! Hindi is totally cool and all but what gives?? And while we're at it, what's the deal with all these language pack updates!? When are we actually gonna see some real content with more words and places to explore??

-said everyone together in unison

Content Conundrum

We hear you! And when I say we, I mean me and spooky. We feel the same way about Influent in regard to more content and we'll be making a forum post to address the unique challenges facing Influent. Understand that we are self-published and our core team consists of one programmer (me) and one web designer (spooky). This project is absolutely massive in scale and big environments require big resources. But more on that in the forums. Back to Hindi!

Hindi Breakdown

Hindi is now available on both Steam and the Humble Store for existing players as DLC for $4.99 USD. New players can pick up a copy of the base game packaged together with Hindi or any of the other currently available Language Packs for $9.99 USD.

Dutch Crunch

Dutch has been delayed due to a recording malfunction in which over a hundred audio pronunciation files were mysteriously lost at the recording studio. Therefore, the release of the Dutch language pack is on hold until we can arrange for another recording session to take place. More updates to follow and thanks to everyone for your patience.

We look forward to discussing the future of Influent with those within our community who have taken an interest in our game and its further development. Until then!

अलविदा!

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16 de fevereiro

Danish Debut



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Scandinavian Success!

The release of Influent's 17th Language Pack marks the completion of all languages in the Scandinavian region! Well unless you count Iceland. Sorry Iceland! You're still really cool! No pun intended!

Danish is now available on both Steam and the Humble Store for existing players as DLC for $4.99 USD. New players can pick up a copy of the base game packaged together with Danish or any of the other currently available Language Packs for $9.99 USD.

Stay tuned for more languages coming soon. Next up, Dutch!

Held og lykke!

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Análises

“Influent é uma ótima forma de aprender novo vocabulário. Amo a ideia e amo a execução. Influent leva nota 9.”
9/10 – http://www.gameskinny.com/cv8lb/influent-a-fun-supplement-to-language-learning

“É essa jogabilidade que torna Influent único; é o que o separa dos restantes, conquistando um lugar em qualquer grupo de estudo respeitável.”
4/5 – http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2014/05/28/review-influent/86161/

Sobre este jogo

Andrew Cross está furioso!


Durante três longos anos, ele viveu confinado ao seu trabalho, desenvolvendo um aparelho que ele acreditava ser uma revolução tecnológica no jeito das pessoas interagir com o mundo em seu redor. Um aparelho que consegue escanerizar qualquer objeto no mundo real e depois dizer seu nome em qualquer idioma! Batizando sua invenção de "SanjigenJiten", Andrew marcou um encontro para demonstrar as fabulosas capacidades do aparelho na maior companhia de tecnologia do mundo, Technoglobe International.


Porém, durante sua visite, ele se apaixonou por uma garota que ele conheceu no laboratório, e enquanto ela roubava seu coração, alguém apareceu e roubou o seu aparelho! Agora, a Technoglobe começou comercializado o SanjigenJiten como sendo seu, usando até o próprio nome que ele tinha concebido tão inteligentemente!


Mas Andrew Cross tem um plano. Ele fez uma versão ainda melhor do seu SanjigenJiten e lançou uma campanha online, prometendo aprender 300 palavras em um idioma estrangeiro para chamar a atenção para o roubo descarado da Technoglobe e provar que seu aparelho funciona mesmo! Mas será que o SanjigenJiten funciona? Será que Andrew vai conseguir seu objetivo? Jogue Influent e descubra!



"Mergulhando o jogador no idioma alvo, Influent imita bem a forma como a gente aprende naturalmente nossa língua materna. Eu sugiro que experimentem o Influent." --Steve Hammond, Somnambulant-Gamer


Inspirado em velhos jogos para Dreamcast (nomeadamente Shenmue e Toy Commander), Influent mergulha os jogadores em um ambiente 3D completamente interativo onde os nomes de qualquer objeto no jogo pode ser visto com um só clique! E ainda mais informação pode ser acessada com um clique duplo! Toda porta, gaveta e armário podem ser abertos com um clique do botão direito aqui e ali, revelando mais e mais coisas para aprender! Repleto de centenas de gravações áudio com a pronúncia nativa (cuidadosamente gravadas especificamente para esse jogo), Influent oferece a seus jogadores a oportunidade única de aprender vocabulário e pronúncia no idioma de sua preferência.


Com 10 idiomas atualmente disponíveis para download, Influent combina a alegria de jogar um videogame com o processo de aprendizado do idioma, resultando em recompensas e conquistas na vida real que ficarão com os jogadores para o resto de suas vidas.


Influent: Aprendizado de Idiomas Redefinido.

  • Áudio de falantes nativos
  • Função de troca por sinônimos
  • Aprenda no seu próprio ritmo!
  • Apartamento moderno totalmente interativo
  • Mais de 420 palavras para coletar e dominar
  • Inclui substantivos, adjetivos e verbos
  • 15+ idiomas à escolha (mais brevemente!)


  • Afinal como devo comprar o jogo?
Se não está entendendo como comprar o jogo, por favor leia o exemplo seguinte sobre o Marco e a Patrícia.

Se o Marco quer aprender latim, ele deve comprar o artigo "Influent - Latina [Aprenda Latim]". Se sua esposa Patrícia quer aprender sueco, o Marco deve então comprar o artigo DLC chamado "Influent DLC - Svenska [Aprenda Sueco]". Isso também pode ser feita na perspetiva da Patrícia e terá o mesmo resultado, com a Patrícia comprando o jogo base sueco e depois comprando o DLC de latim para o Marco, para ela própria, ou para qualquer outra pessoa usar no mesmo computador.

  • Vocês estão planejando liberar mais idiomas? Quando?
Novos Pacotes de Idioma serão liberados à medida que ficam prontos. A listagem completa dos idiomas que vão ser liberados pode ser encontrada no Site Oficial.


Visite a Plataforma da Comunidade para acessar o FAQ e outras coisas legais!

UM BREVE HISTORIAL


Influent é um Jogo de Aprendizado de Idiomas focado principalmente em aquisição de vocabulário e pronúncia. Foi inicialmente desenvolvido no Japão, no Laboratório de Computação de Entretenimento da Universidade de Tsukuba, com a Bolsa de Pesquisa do Governo Japonês, Monbukagaksho.


Depois do financiamento se ter esgotado, fundos adicionais obtidos com uma campanha super bem sucedida no Kickstarter permitiram que o jogo fosse completado. Um trabalho de pesquisa sobre as ideias em torno do jogo e suas aplicações foi publicado pela Sociedade de Processamento de Informação do Japão (Information Processing Society of Japan - IPSJ), e pode ser lido na totalidade aqui.

Requisitos de sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Mínimos:
    • SO: Windows XP or later
    • Memória: 1 GB de RAM
    • Placa de vídeo: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Versão 9.0c
    • Armazenamento: 1 GB de espaço disponível
    • Outras observações: Made with Unity
    Mínimos:
    • SO: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    • Memória: 1 GB de RAM
    • Placa de vídeo: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • Armazenamento: 1 GB de espaço disponível
    • Outras observações: Made with Unity
    Mínimos:
    • SO: Any (tested on Ubuntu)
    • Memória: 1 GB de RAM
    • Placa de vídeo: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • Armazenamento: 1 GB de espaço disponível
    • Outras observações: Made with Unity
Análises de usuários
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Gulgari
( 2.4 horas registradas )
Publicada: 30 de maio
(For the Russian version) For learning the names of the items around you daily, this program is great. As for actually learning conversational Russian... not so much. Also it doesn't break down letters or syllabuls to ensure proper reading (I can only imagine how difficult this would be if you were trying to learn a far eastern language).
Another thing I noticed is they use selective words over general words in some cases. For example: Шляпа (Shlyapa) does mean 'hat' but it refers to a certain kind of hat like a fedora - the general term for 'hat' is actually Шапка (Shapka). I saw this again with the shirts. Each shirt in this game was Рубашка (Roobashka) which is more of a dress shirt or collared shirt - you would use Футболка (Footbolka) for T-shirt.

I could see this game having a LOT of potential if it were to go in the right direction.
LordSutter
( 11.2 horas registradas )
Publicada: 30 de maio
Fun way to expand your vocab in your taget language.
I played through in the French version and had a great time making my way through the words.
One of the few games I've felt compelling to 100%
Would LOVE another location and more words!
Fetish Ahmad
( 1.2 horas registradas )
Publicada: 30 de maio
This game really helps for basic vocabulary. Recommended!
0238 PLATAFORMA X RIBEIRA
( 0.5 horas registradas )
Publicada: 29 de maio
É um dos melhores jeitos de aprender outra lingua, no meu caso com o Russo voce consegue aprender tanto Russo Romanizado(LATIN) como O Russo Cirilico(CLASSICO) então ja é grande avanço. Recomendo muito esse game 10/10
Zeno
( 2.6 horas registradas )
Publicada: 29 de maio
you will learn everything in a house. nothing else. its enough. 5 euro? worth it!
its perfect for total beginners like me. it wont make you a perfect speaker.
i hope there will be add ons with more content.
JDong
( 0.2 horas registradas )
Publicada: 29 de maio
I don't think this works on OS X. I just get a blank white screen.
Acubens
( 0.2 horas registradas )
Publicada: 27 de maio
Pay no heed to most negative reviews. The software gives exactly what it proposed:
BASIC VOCABULARY and PRONUNCIATION.

As such, it doesn't teach verbs and grammar, so it is a HELPER program for someone already studying a language and for children.

I am a teacher, and I can already say this program would be pretty nice for children's earlier years... Definitely better than children books of basic vocabulary due to its interactivity, and also cheaper than most similar books. (I wonder if there's a way to corporate-buy 30 copies of the software...)
General Wo
( 0.3 horas registradas )
Publicada: 24 de maio
Use this alongside a proper language learning course. It is best suited for languages that don't have gendered nouns (e.g. English) and simple pluralization rules (or a lack of plural forms altogether). It's definitely worth its cheap price, even more so if you grab it in a sale. This is also not a game for which you need to own all the DLC to get the full gameplay experience.

I think this is a great way to learn words, as you hear the pronunciation, read the spelling, and see the object in question at the same time.

This game will only help you learn vocabulary, and this is mostly limited to nouns for objects found in the house. This is not a language course you can use stand-alone, but a learning tool to be used alongside others.

I only own the German language pack, and I really wish the voice pronouncing all the words would also include the definite article (words like der/die/das). Plural forms would also be nice, as German has relatively complex rules for pluralizing nouns, which also change depending on the noun's gender.
Owl
( 1.1 horas registradas )
Publicada: 22 de maio
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i've only played the game for a short while but i already know i'm gonna love this. i'd recommend this to any beginner like me. if you are already a bit proficient in your chosen language, then this might be less useful for you.
Yellowstone
( 8.5 horas registradas )
Publicada: 22 de maio
Great game!
It doesnt really help you to learn a language, but to build a vocabulary. If you're studying grammar, then Influent is great for you to learn new words. Nouns, verbs and adjectives.
Most of negative recommendations here is probably due people who wants to play an ordinary game and have some fun. Influent is not about that. It's about learning words in a new language, and if you study that language, then it's gonna be lots of fun for you.
I just hope they add more scenarios to explore, not only that appartment.
kizer55
( 6.7 horas registradas )
Publicada: 16 de maio
Great for students learning the language at school. This will not teach you grammer. For memorizing vocabulary it's ten times more fun than staring at a book or writing the words over and over again
MRLia
( 8.4 horas registradas )
Publicada: 15 de maio
Once you get used to it is a fun way to play and try to remember the words.
Although in my case for japanese I missed that it shows me the meaning for each kanji or the words if I want to
UltimaWeapon
( 10.8 horas registradas )
Publicada: 15 de maio
its not perfeckt game its ok but not that very good

- you are traped in tiny apartment feels clastrofobik to me

- need fix on the voice

- problem kliking on item wen it is thight togheter inside somting or at topp so you move the mouse 1 mm left and you klikk on the wrong item

- on my japanice the voice is wrong exemple the texst is: TOKEI and she say TOKEI but that is not correkt she is supose to say TOKEE and not tokei. its very bad i get the wrong prenoseiasjon alot of times ( so its better to turn of the voice and read )

+ you got time attack
+ you make your own list to remember
+ you have air playn you fly arond with

I GIVE THIS GAME: 4/10
Xablau
( 0.2 horas registradas )
Publicada: 4 de maio
Eu achei que seria um jogo mais interesante,mais o objetivo do jogo é banal e a historia/gameplay é muito chata
gryffindork
( 16.2 horas registradas )
Publicada: 1 de maio
This game is somewhat interesting for learning simple vocabulary, but it doesn't have any other elements to it. I wish there were minigames for grammar or ways to learn vocabulary from different locations (work, school, etc). As it is, it's not really helpful for learning language. I have to go back through every word I clicked on the previous time I played or I don't remember anything.
The Oubliette
( 4.5 horas registradas )
Publicada: 23 de abril
Fantastic interactive learning.

Alright, it's not utter immersion, but, it gives you some very important basics and I'm sure I'm not one of the few out there hoping we'll leave the apartment some day. I'll happily spend my money on this and new languages. We really needed something like this.
You're a Fucking White Male
( 8.3 horas registradas )
Publicada: 19 de abril
A game which is not entertaining in any way, has awful graphics, awful controls and is supposed to be focused on learning a language. But - you don't learn the language at all. What you DO learn is an amount of 420 words (blaze it), an amount that surely will give you a little advantage but it won't give you much. Plus - you pay 10€ per language pack, which is waaaaaaaaay too much for me, I had just one (french btw), and it was enough. If you're hunting achievements, it has an easy to achieve (but annoying) 100%, but I wouldn't recommend buying the game for any other purposes, at any price. Maybe for like 50 cents, but you're not gonna see that anywhere, are ya.
3/10
ReeceMix
( 0.2 horas registradas )
Publicada: 16 de abril
Japanese Translation:
Hello-o
I-o played-o this-o game-o on my compuutar-o , I-o drank-o some- orrrengajucio-o and every object in this game is engerish-o and ends-o in-o , no-o im-o off-o too-o play-o baseekball-o

BAKA JANAI DESU KA !!

Good idea in theory , might be good if you want to learn japanese characters but pointless if you want to learm what objects are called m would be good if it also contained conversational elements too.
Thomas Was Not Alone
( 3.7 horas registradas )
Publicada: 15 de abril
I'd like to make a point, this is not a lanugage learning tool. This is a word memorization tool. As for grammar rules, you'll need to learn them yourself.

My reason for reccomending this game is that for word memorization, it excels. A bit of time every day on these words and you'll have a good bit of a language memorized.
Liberty Pudding
( 246.7 horas registradas )
Publicada: 12 de abril
Wonderful game to have if you're learning a language! It won't teach you the language on your own, this game, like it says, only teaches you new vocabulary words, which is really fun for begginners who don't have a big vocabulary list, it teaches use nouns, verbs, and adjectives!
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6.7 horas registradas
Publicada: 16 de maio
Great for students learning the language at school. This will not teach you grammer. For memorizing vocabulary it's ten times more fun than staring at a book or writing the words over and over again
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8.5 horas registradas
Publicada: 22 de maio
Great game!
It doesnt really help you to learn a language, but to build a vocabulary. If you're studying grammar, then Influent is great for you to learn new words. Nouns, verbs and adjectives.
Most of negative recommendations here is probably due people who wants to play an ordinary game and have some fun. Influent is not about that. It's about learning words in a new language, and if you study that language, then it's gonna be lots of fun for you.
I just hope they add more scenarios to explore, not only that appartment.
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8.4 horas registradas
Publicada: 15 de maio
Once you get used to it is a fun way to play and try to remember the words.
Although in my case for japanese I missed that it shows me the meaning for each kanji or the words if I want to
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1 de 1 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
Recomendado
1.1 horas registradas
Publicada: 22 de maio
Produto recebido de graça
i've only played the game for a short while but i already know i'm gonna love this. i'd recommend this to any beginner like me. if you are already a bit proficient in your chosen language, then this might be less useful for you.
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Recomendado
0.2 horas registradas
Publicada: 27 de maio
Pay no heed to most negative reviews. The software gives exactly what it proposed:
BASIC VOCABULARY and PRONUNCIATION.

As such, it doesn't teach verbs and grammar, so it is a HELPER program for someone already studying a language and for children.

I am a teacher, and I can already say this program would be pretty nice for children's earlier years... Definitely better than children books of basic vocabulary due to its interactivity, and also cheaper than most similar books. (I wonder if there's a way to corporate-buy 30 copies of the software...)
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0.3 horas registradas
Publicada: 24 de maio
Use this alongside a proper language learning course. It is best suited for languages that don't have gendered nouns (e.g. English) and simple pluralization rules (or a lack of plural forms altogether). It's definitely worth its cheap price, even more so if you grab it in a sale. This is also not a game for which you need to own all the DLC to get the full gameplay experience.

I think this is a great way to learn words, as you hear the pronunciation, read the spelling, and see the object in question at the same time.

This game will only help you learn vocabulary, and this is mostly limited to nouns for objects found in the house. This is not a language course you can use stand-alone, but a learning tool to be used alongside others.

I only own the German language pack, and I really wish the voice pronouncing all the words would also include the definite article (words like der/die/das). Plural forms would also be nice, as German has relatively complex rules for pluralizing nouns, which also change depending on the noun's gender.
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Não recomendado
16.2 horas registradas
Publicada: 1 de maio
This game is somewhat interesting for learning simple vocabulary, but it doesn't have any other elements to it. I wish there were minigames for grammar or ways to learn vocabulary from different locations (work, school, etc). As it is, it's not really helpful for learning language. I have to go back through every word I clicked on the previous time I played or I don't remember anything.
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3.7 horas registradas
Publicada: 15 de abril
I'd like to make a point, this is not a lanugage learning tool. This is a word memorization tool. As for grammar rules, you'll need to learn them yourself.

My reason for reccomending this game is that for word memorization, it excels. A bit of time every day on these words and you'll have a good bit of a language memorized.
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0.2 horas registradas
Publicada: 5 de março
NOTE: I mostly play this off steam with my class, so my time on Steam is not representative of the actual time with the game.

This is an incredible language learning tool and both my kids and my students love it. It's easy to get into, it's really affordable and is a great beginner language tool or something you can use to reinforce your vocabulary when learning a completely new language.

Check out a full review of this game here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpHzcGdnCU4
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246.7 horas registradas
Publicada: 12 de abril
Wonderful game to have if you're learning a language! It won't teach you the language on your own, this game, like it says, only teaches you new vocabulary words, which is really fun for begginners who don't have a big vocabulary list, it teaches use nouns, verbs, and adjectives!
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2.2 horas registradas
Publicada: 9 de abril
I have used rosetta stone and to be honest i like this game more because its more interactive very good little game thumbs up from me
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7.6 horas registradas
Publicada: 23 de março
It's a fun game if you wanna start a new language. Good for some starting vocabulary but you obviously wont get far.
7/11
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9.0 horas registradas
Publicada: 6 de março
Tested Spanish & Italian
I have a spanish girlfriend, I started learning with Duolingo (a website for learning) and my girlfriend was able to clear up any confusions I had. Once i had built up a good bit of vocab and grammar, enough to get by in Spain I used influent. It helped expand my vocab and solidify words. Its a useful tool for learning Spanish and its cheap on sale.
It isnt by any means perfect, but if you go in at the level I went in on, it works very well. Even if you buy it with no knowledge, you can use it a long side your other learning assets and come back to it when you're ready.

Its a useful tool, youre an idiot if you think youll be fluent with a ten euro game when youve finished it.
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Não recomendado
0.2 horas registradas
Publicada: 30 de março
Well-made, but not quite to the point where I don't regret spending 10 dollars. As said in other reviews, this is basically an interactive flashcard program. Everything is very high-quality, but it needs more substance. Had I checked the reviews, I would gladly have paid $5 for this someday.

It's very well-made, and a lot of work must have gone towards acquiring the very good audio samples (I tried it in Russian). The developer has replied to some of the more popular (and angsty) reviews, but I hope he/she can respond to the more constructive ones as well. One assumes when looking at a "language game" that it will help build their language skills, rather than just vocabulary. I don't think there's very much demand for that, however.

I sincerely hope they can rework this game to be more about building functionality for players, allowing them gain at least a basic sense of sentence structure and grammar so that they can put these words to use. I had hoped to find something more along the lines of a gameified Rosetta Stone. As a former ESL teacher, I had hoped that someone did what I would like to do some day--find a way to teach foreign languages in a gaming setting. These guys have taken a great first step, but all I can do is find myself hoping for something more.

I realize that restructuring this game to be a more comprehensive language tool would mean a *LOT* of work. For a game that did what most negative reviewers (and I) hoped, I would happily pay more like $20-$30. Currently toying with the idea of asking for a refund, but I may let them keep my $10 unhindered in the hope that the game will see radical updates someday.
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0.5 horas registradas
Publicada: 14 de março
I'm going to leave an upvote (german learning)

Unlike 99% of the negative reviews i read the description and knew what i was getting into not finished with the software yet but it helped me get on track thats for sure, only thing you could say is maybe have an outside area of the door so it looks like an appartment that would be nice but other than that if you want to try learning a language TRY IS THE KEY WORD NOT WANT TO TRYYYYY then this is for you. I got into german so i am now on duolingo.

Feel sorry for the developer for all these idiots that didn't bother to read the description.

9/10
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I got the Japanese version because I'm interested in eventually learning Japanese (but I'm switching my attention to gaining fluency in Irish) but this game is really not helpful at all. It's a great idea, but I feel that they spent too much time developing limited gameplay/learning in too many languages. You walk around a house and learn some vocabulary for words, but absolutely nothing more. No grammar, no sentence structure, no cultural context. You don't learn a language that way. I'm disappointed because I wanted so much more out of the game; playing a game that helps you learn a language is a GREAT idea. However, this is just not exceuted well. Save the $9.99 and buy a beginner phrase book to get started instead.
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Publicada: 22 de março
It's as entertaining as reading a dictionary, but even less useful, because a decent dictionary also provides examples of use and is not so limited in scope. In this game you just walk around an apartment and click on things to see and hear what are they in a particular language. Unfortunately, developers didn't even bother writing a pronounciation, even for those language that do not use latin alphabet. Nope, do not bother.
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Influent is not useful for learning a new language. Walk through a landscape and learn a smattering of nouns for household objects and nothing else. No grammer rules, no other words, no cultural context. Can you guys even understand how useless that is? Learning how to say random words for objects you will probably not need to talk about without ever communicating anything about them whatsoever?

Hell, you wll never need most of these nouns as a beginning student of a foreign language anyways. It would be far more useful to simply learn how to say "How do you say this?" in whatever language you are learning so you can learn words that are actually useful to you.

I learned way more useful information on youtube videos in an hour than I ever did with this.

The only good thing about this is the soundtrack by Lifeformed. It is the soundtrack from the game Dustforce and it is truly excellent. I have no idea why it is in this product.

You will not learn how to communicate a single complete thought or simple sentence with this software .
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Learn some Japanese with this awesome game!

When you're done you'll have an awesome vocabulary like this:

Compuuta
Sandwichi
Banana
Orangi
Paipah
Poustah
Spongi
Booru
Pinapuru
Cheesu
Pasta
Jaah
Toasta
Mufin
Kamera
resaikuru
Tishue
suprei botoru
Pen
Heado phone
CD
Bitamin
ceriaru
gamu
lampu
DVD playaa
Guitah
Guitah ampu
Sofa

Man I can't wait to go to Japan and show my awesome Japanese!! xD
11/10
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An okay tool with several drawbacks

Having years of university training and real-life experience in teaching not only foreign language but also second language acquisition classes, I can say that Influent can work well as an additional teaching tool to the ones learners already have, provided the players know what they’re doing and are aware that Influent is not actually teaching them how to speak the target language; It merely trains them in recognizing words from that language. Given that, Influent is fairly okay at achieving what it’s supposed to do and I can see it helping certain learner types, although at the same time, it is likely to be just a waste of money to a lot of people, especially as there are products out there that are much better at helping people learn foreign languages. The major drawback being that Influent does not teach grammitcal articles (grammatical gender) for European languages. More about that further down.

Primary Issues of the software

Influent (2016) was developed by the US American game designer Rob Howland and published with the help of his alma mater, the University of Tsukuba (筑波大学), and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (文部科学省【MEXT / 文科省】). Sadly, despite the academic support behind this project, its issues are clearly visible right away and it is very obvious that Howland does not have a linguistic background. The protagonist in the game simply translates nouns or adjective-adverbs from English into the target language and it is limited to objects inside the virtual apartment.

To highlight what I mean, we can briefly look at the impressively handy, elaborate, yet slim Langenscheidt’s picture dictionaries, which contain words, transliterations, pictures (and if you own the TING pen even audio clips of proper pronunciation) of local foods, instruments, sports, holidays, animals, tools, jobs, lab & hospital equipment, body parts, family members, ethnic groups in the target culture, climate zones, and so on and so on and it even includes the necessary vocabulary for any occasion reaching from birthdays to funerals or visits to the barber shop or the postal office. And it is merely twice the price of Influent's base game despite offering that much more. Not only that, the roughly 300 page book can even be brought with you, so if you don’t know a word, you can show it to people.

Influent on the other hand is limited to objects inside the virtual apartment (as can be seen on the store page’s screenshots) and the vocabulary is very narrow, albeit very useful. It can even be argued that one could simply use a normal dictionary and a language tandem to probably achieve equivalent if not superior results.

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Gameplay mechanics

The player can move the protagonist around a virtual apartment, click on objects, listen to how they’re pronounced and look at how they’re spelled in the target script or how they’re transliterated into Romaji, Romaja, or Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (depending on the language pack). Additionally, the player can create vocabulary lists and make his / her own quizzes. The game will then show and say a term and the player will have to click on the correct item in the room. You can pretty much achieve the same effect by pasting post-its around your actual apartment and by having a smartphone dictionary app pronounce certain terms for you, in case you forget how to say them.

You could say that doing that in the game would be less work for you, but writing down new vocabulary, having to use / activate different areas of your brain (to write it down and to read the word) leaves a much bigger, better imprint of the target word in your memory than merely reading it and having the computer program pronounce it for you.

Critique and conclusion

There are multiple issues when it comes to Influent, first of all, there are products out on the market that are much better than Influent and cost about the same, so I suggest going out to bookstores and checking them out before buying this. Of course it's definitely possible that they don't have any better alternatives in your area, in which case Influent might be good. Secondly, when learning a language, you usually learn four basic fields: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking. Influent can only provide the two “passive” skills, reading and listening, you still need a training partner or a formal education to learn (or at the very least have someone correct) the writing and speaking parts. If you cannot find a partner in your area, there are multiple online forums and websites that focus on connecting people for specifically that purpose alone. Influent will also not teach you anything about sentence structures, tenses, clauses or (in-)formal language, in fact, it will not teach you anything beyond the available vocabulary.

When it comes to European languages with grammatical gender, Influent will also not provide you with the necessary grammatical articles (Der, Die, Das in German, for example). Let's say you click on the bed, Influent will merely play an audio clip saying "Bett" while showing the correct spelling, but it won't say "Das Bett", which would definitely have been the better choice. Grammatical gender is essential for many European languages, ommiting that means that learners will lack crucial communication skills.

I can see Influent work as something you use besides the learning tools you already have (like school- and exercise books as well as audio tapes or movies), especially when trying to learn gender neutral languages, but it definitely isn’t enough to learn a language with. I like the digital / game approach to learning languages, however the execution isn’t perfected yet and still needs some work.
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