Influent est un jeu d'apprentissage de langue, qui se concentre particulièrement sur l'acquisition de vocabulaire et la prononciation. C'est vraiment génial.
Date de parution: 20 mar 2014

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Note: 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

Acheter Influent - Português [Learn European Portuguese]

Acheter Influent - 普通话 [Learn Mandarin Chinese]

Acheter Influent - English [Learn English]

Acheter Influent - 한국어 [Learn Korean]

Acheter Influent - Italiano [Learn Italian]

Acheter Influent - Русский [Learn Russian]

Acheter Influent - Français [Learn French]

Acheter Influent - 日本語 [Learn Japanese]

Acheter Influent - Deutsch [Learn German]

Acheter Influent - Español [Learn Spanish]

Acheter Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]

Acheter Influent - Português do Brasil [Learn Brazilian Portuguese]

Acheter Influent - български [Learn Bulgarian]

Acheter Influent - Suomi [Learn Finnish]

Acheter Influent - Svenska [Learn Swedish]

 

Recommandé par les curateurs

"It is not meant to teach you a whole new language but help you expand on your vocabulary. This game makes the learning process fun and simple."
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7 avril

Spring Sale [50% OFF]



SEE THE OFFICIAL BLOG POST HERE

Spring Has Sprung!

It's finally here! To celebrate the warm weather and long sunny days, why not stay inside and play a video game? No need to frolic with the bunnies and butterflies when you could be learning to speak Japanese, German, or any of the fifteen Language Packs on offer!

Seriously though, go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Once you've soaked up some sun and have had enough frolicking, you can head back inside to your computer and pick up a fresh copy of Influent or any of the Influent Language Packs for 50% off!

This sale event will run for a total of two weeks, ending at midnight on April 19th.

(Finnish & Brazilian Portuguese are available on sale via The Humble Store)

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25 mars

Finnish Finished



SEE THE OFFICIAL BLOG POST HERE

Suomi Is Here!

We are happy to announce that the Finnish Language Pack is now available on the Influent Steam store page. This fifteenth language can be purchased as DLC by existing users for $4.99 while new users can grab the full game + Finnish or any other language pack for $9.99.

What's Next?

More languages are in the works but we at Three Flip Studios are focusing our attention on a new project called Armed and Gelatinous, currently on both Greenlight and Kickstarter!

We plan to invest income from sales of Armed and Gelatinous into expanding on Influent so please give it some love if you're down for the cause.

Kiitos!

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Articles

“Influent est une façon géniale d'apprendre du nouveau vocabulaire. J'adore l'idée et j'adore l'exécution. Influent obtient un 9 sur 10.”
9/10 – http://www.gameskinny.com/cv8lb/influent-a-fun-supplement-to-language-learning

“It’s that gaminess that makes Influent stand out; it’s where it separates itself from the pack, chiseling a place in any respectable study round.”
4/5 – http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2014/05/28/review-influent/86161/

À propos de ce jeu

Andrew Cross est furieux!


Pendant trois longues années, il est resté enfermé dans son laboratoire pour développer un appareil qui apporterait une avancée technologique dans la manière dont les gens interagissent avec le monde. Un appareil qui pourrait scanner n'importe quel objet du monde réel et ensuite donner son nom dans n'importe quelle langue! Andrew a appelé sa nouvelle invention «SanjigenJiten» et a pris un rendez-vous pour démontrer les capacités étonnantes de son appareil dans la plus grande entreprise de technologie du monde, Technoglobe International.


Mais durant sa visite, il tombe amoureux d'une femme qu'il rencontre dans le labo, et pendant qu'elle volait son coeur, quelqu'un s'est glissé derrière lui et a volé son appareil! Maintenant, Technoglobe a lancé sur le marché son propre SanjigenJiten, en osant même s'approprier le nom qu'Andrew avait lui-même concocté!


Mais Andrew Cross a un plan. Il a réalisé une meilleure version de son SanjigenJiten et a lancé une campagne en ligne, en jurant d'apprendre 300 mots dans une langue étrangère pour dénoncer le vol de Technoglobe et prouver que son appareil fonctionne vraiment! Mais est-ce que SanjigenJiten fonctionne vraiment? Est-ce qu'Andrew peut réussir son pari?! Jouez à Influent et vous le découvrirez!!!



«En immergeant le joueur dans la langue cible, Influent reproduit de près la manière dont nous apprenons naturellement notre langue maternelle. Je vous suggère d'essayer Influent.»
-Steve Hammond, Somnambulant-Gamer

Inspiré par les vieux titres de Dreamcast (notamment Shenmue et Toy Commander), Influent immerge les joueurs dans un environnement complètement interactif où les noms d'absolument tous les objets dans le jeu peuvent être collectés d'un seul clic! En fait, on peut même en apprendre plus avec un double clic! Chaque porte, tiroir et armoire peuvent être ouverts avec un clic droit ici et là, pour révéler toujours plus de choses à apprendre! Rempli de centaines d'enregistrements de noms (enregistré par des personnes dont c'est la langue maternelle, spécifiquement pour ce jeu), Influent offre aux joueurs l'opportunité unique d'apprendre le vocabulaire et la prononciation dans la langue de leur choix.

Avec 10 langues disponibles au téléchargement, Influent combien les joies de jouer à un jeu vidéo avec l'apprentissage d'une langue, donnant des résultats et des accomplissements dans la vraie vie qui resteront avec les joueurs pour toujours.

Influent: redéfinir l'apprentissage d'une langue.


  • Enregistrements en langue maternelle
  • Fonctionnalité de synonyme
  • Apprenez à votre rythme!
  • Appartement moderne complètement interactif
  • Plus de 420 mots à collectionner et à maîtriser
  • Inclut des noms, adjectifs et verbes
  • 10+ langues disponibles (et plus qui arrivent bientôt!)


  • Comment puis-je acheter le jeu?
Si vous vous demandez comment acheter le jeu, lisez l'exemple de Mark et Patricia ci-dessous.

Si Mark veut apprendre le latin, il doit acheter le produit «Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]». Si sa femme Patricia veut ensuite apprendre le suédois, Mark doit alors acheter le produit DLC (contenu téléchargeable) intitulé «Influent DLC - Svenska [Learn Swedish].» Cela peut également être fait du point de vue de Patricia et acheter le jeu de base pour le suédois et ensuite acheter le DLC latin pour Mark, à utiliser sur le même ordinateur.

  • Allez-vous lancer d'autres langues? Quand???
Les nouvelles langues seront lancées dès qu'elles sont disponibles. Une liste complète des langues à venir est disponible sur le Site Officiel.


Visitez-le pour voir les Questions Fréquemment Posées et d'autres choses intéressantes!

UN BREF HISTORIQUE


Influent est un jeu d'apprentissage de langue qui se concentre sur l'acquisition de vocabulaire et la prononciation. Il a été initialement développé au Japon dans le Entertainment Computing Laboratory de l'université de Tsukuba, sous la bourse de recherche gouvernementale Monbukagakusho.

Après épuisement de la bourse, une campagne Kickstarter qui a rencontré un grand succès a permis de terminer le jeu. Un article de recherche à propos des idées à la base du jeu et ses applications a été publié par l'Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) et est disponible dans son entièreté ici (en anglais).

Configuration requise

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Made with Unity
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Made with Unity
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any (tested on Ubuntu)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Made with Unity
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5 personne(s) sur 5 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
4.7 heures en tout
Posté le : 30 octobre 2014
Permet d'enrichir son vocabulaire (de 420 mots) dans les langues choisies, noms, adjectifs et verbes courants.

Pas de syntaxe ni de grammaire, autrement dit, il ne prétend pas vous apprendre une langue.


À noter qu'il faut charger une disposition de clavier qwerty pour éviter de se prendre la tête dans les déplacements, les contrôles ne sont pas configurables (enfin sous linux, avec windows et mac je ne sais pas).

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1 personne(s) sur 1 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 28 février
Sympa pour enrichir son vocabulaire dans la langue choisi :)
Le coté "jeux de recherche" peut être sympa pour les débutants histoire de ne pas les rebuter sur l'apprentissage de nouveaux mots.

(par contre vous ne parlerez pas mieux hein mais éventuellement vous apprendrez quelques nouveaux mots)
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1 personne(s) sur 1 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 31 mars
Déjà pas très fun, c'est sacrément chiant de devoir passer trois fois le même test pour un même mot pour le valider.
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100 personne(s) sur 111 (90%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 29 décembre 2014
GREAT CONCEPT BUT LACKING CONTENT

First off you must understand this is a vocabulary learning game and nothing more. If you dont have another form of learning the language this game is pretty much useless. I got this to brush up on french I had learned in high school. I paid $5 for it on sale and even at that price felt slightly disappointed. I had no idea you would be restricted to a one bedroom apartment with access to only learning 400 mundane names of household items. If this game was expanded to a small town type environment where you could go to say the store, a trainstation, etc. This game would be 5 stars, If a DLC was released with at least an equal number of new words in a new environment i would consider paying another $5 for it.
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Posté le : 12 février
(This review is about the German version of the game)

Numerous items in this game can be highlighted separately despite not having own words associated to them (for example parts of a light switch), numerous words are pronounced weirdly, there are multiple speakers pronouncing them and at least one of them is really bad at the language, some German nouns chosen only fit poorly, and some are flat out wrong (flowers in their pots are surrounded by "garbage"...; "bottles" become "cans"), while the 'synonyms' listed leave much to be desired.
A good few of the objects in the game are also extremely American, like extensive baseball equipment, or skateboards, and won't be seen in many of the countries whose languages the different DLCs aim to help with.
Considering how long this has been on Steam without such things being rectified, I can't assume that any of the above will be fixed in further patches.

Before the "screen" becomes a "computer", I can't quite view this as jolly.

It gets downright infuriating in the time attack tests when it asks you for a "pen", and it actually wants the "pencil", while the "pen" is viewed as wrong (bonus: only the pencil can "write", the pen can't...), or when it wants a "lamp", and the "light" is seen as a fundamentally different creature.


Edit:
By now, I've found dozens of wrongly pronounced words, as well as a bunch with wrongly assigned genders.
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Posté le : 29 octobre 2014
Everyday I wake up in this apartment trying to think of a way to escapse, but my hands never grab anything. They feel cold and lifeless. the only other thing living here in this eternal hell is the cat, but I think it's dead. Every time I try to talk it feels like my mouth can't open. Some days I spend just by looking at the door thinking someone will save me, but no one comes to my rescue. In the time that I don't try to escape I learn Korean, cause it's the only interaction I can get in this hell. 내 발은 아픈, 그리고 먹을 수 없습니다. 누군가가 저를 저장합니다. 8/10
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Posté le : 27 octobre 2014
You are locked in your apartment until you can recite every object in another language.

What's the [insert language] word for HELP!

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Essentially you walk around an apartment suite adding common household objects to your vocabulary inventory which serves as a sort of self-pacing mechanism. Find them all and you will learn how to say 420 words in another language, (284 nouns, 68 adjectives and 68 verbs,) all you have to do is retain them all.

If anthing this will most certainly serve to give you a basic understanding of pronounciation in a more interactive and engaging way than listening to someone repeating the same words on an audio cassette.

Do audio cassettes give you achievements for learning words in another language? No.
Does this game teach you necessary fundamentals in another language? Not really.
Will you learn how to say words like "lotion," "nuts" and "ceiling fan"? Absolutely!
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Posté le : 27 octobre 2014
It's a excellent game for those looking to brush-up on their vocabulary. It is not, I repeat not for those looking to start learning a language. I am currently taking a course in french, and this has been helpful for working on my vocabulary.
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14 personne(s) sur 14 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 15 décembre 2014
I'd definitely recommend this game for people who want to expand their vocabulary, but there are a few things I'd like to point out.
-While this is almost never required for romance languages, in Japanese, Chinese and Korean, words, Especially adjectives and verbs, can be synonymous but imply different things. This is almost always the case in Japanese, where verbs have transitive and intransitive forms, but this is not listed in the definition, only one form is presented. This means doing research on the word you'll find yourself using more will help you be more fluent in the long run.
-So much katakana... I'd like to see really rare kanji forms of words, as they can appear in stories and some videogames (You know, like English games using the words, 'Thee', 'Thou', etc. They're rare because of their age, but they can still find a use in medieval style games!). In fact, I might prefer it that way as I want to learn as much words as possible and converting English to katakana is easy when you learn about how Japanese pronunciation works. Just add a note to say it's rare to avoid confusion.
-Some objects are... Odd. I saw this red box and the definition said it was a piggy bank or something, I was confused until I saw a dial, which meant it was a safe. Maybe you should make objects cliched/stereotyped and exaggerated to help people understand with a quick glance.
-It doesn't follow spaced repitition, so you can mash the replay button endlessly until you get yourself a star. If you're a serious learner, never press the replay button, as you just bring it back to your short term memory and fail to remember it the next few days, at least space the replays by an hour the *first* time you try it.
-Lists make it too easy sometimes, avoid using them and just use the random button, as I found myself just clicking whatever's next to the last object I clicked on, as I was able to remember the next thing I added right after. This is a mnemonic that relies on the location of the object INGAME, so it doesn't really help you learn. If you really want to do lists, run around the whole house clicking random items and adding them to the list, avoiding any sort of order or pattern.

And here's some tips for Japanese:
-Avoid Romaji, in fact, do kanji, when you don't know a word, you don't know it, there's no improving your ability to decipher meaning from kanji, so just dive right into it. Do kana if you're really keen on learning pronunciation before reading, and want to do it really, really quickly. Same thing probably applies with Pinyin and Hanzi, but I haven't played the Chinese version so I don't know if Pinyin is provided.
-The dots that appear between kana when you look at how to read the kanji is important, memorise the kana in sections divided by the dots, and their associated kanji (e.g. (毎日 [まい*にち] まい is 毎 and にち is 日)) This is important, words might have multiple readings, and you might get them wrong, but if you memorise at least ONE reading for the kanji, you can type it on a computer, and even get the correct reading by typing the kanji on a dictionary.
-While katakana is easy when you know it well enough, sometimes it isn't, as you might say different versions of a word (E.g. Fairy Floss vs. Cotton Candy, (Well, it's neither when translated to Japanese, but you get my point!)) or it's just katakana but isn't based on English, (e.g. パン for bread). Either way, it's nice to learn a ton of katakana in this game as you get badges for it.

Other than that, it's good as you'll find objects in an every day home, and the exploration stops you from being bored quickly, and most importantly:
It makes you think of (and therefore associate the word you're learning with) objects and pictures, rather than the English translation, which means that you can achieve fluency which allows you to form sentences in the language you want in your head directly, rather than creating an English sentence, translating it to your wanted language, THEN saying, writing or expressing it.
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14 personne(s) sur 16 (88%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 20 janvier
So I was robbing this dude's apartment and ended up learning a new language.

Seriously, though, this is a fun way to learn all those boring but essential words like bed, shelf, couch, etc. The game keeps you motivated with the To-Do List and the unlockables, as well as the Steam achievements.

Does it go beyond basic words? Yes! For pretty much every noun, you eventually unlock an adjective, adverb, verb, etc. that goes along with it, giving you context to use your new words in! Now you know how to call your television stupid or a book interesting. (Sentences are not given, though, just to clarify that.) More than one adjective is given to plenty of nouns, so there are more words to learn that you think at first. There's also fun with the treasure hunt element to it as far as some of the words/items go, like finding slippers under the bed.

While I would happily recommend this to a complete beginner, I've been learning Russian for about eight months and I still found this game to be incredibly useful. Each way of testing yourself comes with simple and useful options. Don't know the Cyrillic alphabet yet? You can choose for the Russian words to be in Latin characters/Romanized. (I am guessing this would ring true for other language options.) You can choose to be tested on the words with or without audio, with or without sound, and with or without your native language translation. (Having all enabled is the default, of course.)

Also, the voice is a pleasant female one, if that matters to you.

The option to test your vocabulary words being given only the audio and not the text has helped me a lot, so I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to improve their listening/recognition skills.

It also helps that for each test, there are repeat items in each room, so when you're doing kitchen vocabulary, you can click on the book in the kitchen without having to go into another room, and you don't need to walk over to the bathroom just so you can click on soap, since both also exist in the kitchen. So there is a lot of unnecessary moving around avoided.

I had to reconfigure the trackpad on my MacBook to be able to enable the right-click options (which are important, since they open doors, shelves and whatnot) but it was quite simple. The game also is very clever and you can click on things very easily, even if you're at a weird angle. You don't need to be close to click on things, which is nice when you want to click on the magnet in the other room.

Like other people said it's not something you'd use to learn the entire language. It doesn't go into grammar. But if there was a language-learning food pyramid, this could definitely be your хлеб.
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Posté le : 9 novembre 2014
Influent is a great idea. It's nice to be able to point at anything and find out the word.
As others have mentioned, this game is not going to teach you to speak a foreign language, it's just a way to learn some vocabulary. It's unlikely in my opinion that anyone would be content with learning a few nouns and have no understanding of how the language works so you definitely won't learn to speak a new language from scratch with this software.

I had this in mind when I chose the language to install. Since I speak Spanish pretty fluently I knew there wouldn't be much point there. Instead I chose to install the French version as I have a basic understanding of French. Now, I loved the point at anything and learn how to say it concept, the problem for me is that the things you can point at are household objects that, if you are learning a language, you are likely to have learnt elsewhere.

I found the environment to be really claustrophobic, it's a small flat with only a lounge, a kitchen, a bathroom (which I initially missed as the door's shut) and a bedroom.
I was disappointed that you can't go outside. You can't even see out of the windows. There could have been all kinds of interesting vocabulary to learn if you could. Different environments would really help here. The key would be to expose the player to environments with vocabulary unlikely to be covered in textbooks or other forms of study. It would also make it more exciting. What if the game took place on an aircraft, or in a castle? That may sound strange but how many people learn to say lifejacket or moat when studying a language? I'm not saying it isn't practical to start in a house as that is more useful, I'm just saying if someone is really trying, chances are they will have learnt those words elsewhere. This could be a great way to learn less familiar vocab with new environments as DLC. They wouldn't even need to be big, think of the possibilities involved in naming all of the parts of a car, for example.
There also need to be more minigames to memorize new words, in my opinion. The my Spanish coach DS game had good ideas here that the developer could ape perhaps.
Bottom line, great idea with good potential but not quite there yet.
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Posté le : 2 mars
You just Read and learn how to speak in different languages!

It is a great game! you do not know how to build frases but at least you know how to read/saying a word of the thing!

give it a try! :)

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Posté le : 8 novembre 2014
Influent is quite basic in nature with the simple objective of walking around a small 4 room apartment clicking on objects to learn their pronounciation in any given target language. Although it hosts this extremely simplistic goal it really does a sucessful job at drawing the players attention in and making them want to learn. It is notable that Influent isn't going to form you into some language speaking master capable of conversing in any language but it does provide a solid baseline in which you can form your grammatical understanding on top of. If anything, just for the purpose of learning 400+ words this game is a invaluable source for language learners in a somewhat beggining state.
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Posté le : 7 mars
"Learning unknown languages with ordinary items in your flat"
Some items are parent items which have children like bed to pillow, matrasse, blanket and bedframe.
If you master some nouns (make a challenge 3 times without writing and other hints)
you can also open linked adjectives and verbs. 420 words can be found max.
Nervewracking is just the soundtrack restarts in every exploring phase and fanblades are apparently moving. Btw I cannot fly the plane ...
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Posté le : 10 novembre 2014
I walk around and learn some words here, then I go to duolingo and learn some stuff there. Makes a great pair with duolingo.

BEWARE: there seems to be no way to change the controls so if you're not a WASD user, you'll have to use the arrow keys.

Still, great way to learn basic everyday words and impress your grandma.

EDIT: Fromt he developer: how to change keybinds

>We have posted this information on our help page[playinfluent.com]
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>"Controls can be customized by holding down the ‘SHIFT’ key on PC or the ‘OPTION’ key on Mac when the game is launched."
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>This means hold down the button when you hit "PLAY" on steam it self. A config window will pop up, Input is the 2nd tab.
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Posté le : 11 janvier
It's a nice game, it will teach you some substantives and some few verbs and adjectives.

However, it's all limited to a room, kitchen and bathroom scenario, which, its a bit useless since it miss lots of important words.

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Posté le : 29 octobre 2014
Very easy to use and intuitive. The customer support is also amazing and I will be supporting the developers in the future.
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Posté le : 14 novembre 2014
I am currently taking classes to learn Russian (in my second semester), and this game is VERY helpful with vocabulary. What people need to understand is that there is no magic, effortless, lazy-oriented utility to help you learn all of a language. Language is very complicated and if you want to thoroughly learn one you need to put in a lot of effort to memorize and pound grammar (that is sometimes completely illogical at that) into your head. I really don't understand the notion from people that this game isn't worth it just because it only teaches vocabulary. Do they know that is the hardest part of a language? Vocabulary is endless hours of memorization and usage.
With that being said, I will say that if you are actually trying to learn the language and not just doing this for fun or because you like memorization games (kinda like me, mainly why I'm learning a new language) this game is best used in conjunction with some self study of the grammar or a class to learn the grammar and boulster your confidence in the language. This game will SIGNIFICANTLY improve your usage of the language because vocabulary is key to being able to express yourself. Grammar is important, but if you use the wrong conjugation or maybe even tense because you are not quite fine tuned with the grammar most native speakers will still be able to understand you.

All in all, I think this game is one of my favorite. There is so many languages you can learn. If you like memorization as much as I do (ALOT), like learning languages, and enjoy simple games, this is the game for you. I think this game is one of the best I have ever played. I just bought it last night and already finished Russian, gonna practice some more and then move to German or Chinese.
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Posté le : 2 mars
Last Review

I finally got the game to work. Not even sure how. I installed and unistalled drivers, updated BIOS, ran as Admin, compatibility mode, with overlay, without overlay, downloaded dlls, deleted local files, installed again, checked cache integrity etc. Nothing worked. Then, it just did. But that is the Computer world sometimes.

Anyway, after being put to too much stress for a pretty simplistic (yet awesome concept) I can only NOT recommend this game.

Reasons:
1) I cannot recommend this to an average PC user if its going to have the time I had with it. Really bad time. For all of you that had no issues, well, that is why you should write your review and I do mine. You cannot justify my horrible experience with yours. It is just stupid.
2) It is not a finished game if it has that many bugs (in my opinion). Not very good quality control
3) Based on other reviews, the language I chose to learn (german) have many vocabulary problems. I wouldn't know that, I don't speak german. I did try the English version on my girlfriend PC and it was very good. If average people are finding problems with the pronuntiation and vocabulary, then maybe they should give their quality control team a bigger push.
4) Really good concept but is too limited. Maybe it has the potencial, but as right now... No.

It is not a waste of money at all. It is a good Tool for learning, but for my experience, I can't recommend.


1st Review
Stuck on:

0 save files found
Loading Deutsch

Black screen for about 1 hour and a half...

2nd Review
NO, I did not let the black screen run for 1 hr. I tried making it work for that long. I am pissed. Never had a problem with a game like this. It should be pretty straight forward, but it is not. NOT WORKING, as of right now.
When it does, I will try it again and give a better review of the actual game, but right now: its a NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOO
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Posté le : 6 avril
Influent is the best 'gamification' of vocabulary learning I have come across. I have spent over 10 hours with the Russian edition, I hesitate to call it a game so I'll say "application". Reading the negative reviews I am dissapointed with the community. You are simply a fool if you think you can just 'play' this and somehow become fluent or even remotely competent in your chosen language. Even a basic level of comprehension takes at least a year to develop with a lot of hard work involved in that year.

Influent will not teach grammar, it is simply and audio/visual application that softens the monumentual blow of learning hundreds of foreign words. Personally I have found it incredibly useful.

It works by giving you control of an avatar in a typical apartment, you can swap between third and first person to explore and click on items to have a native speaker exclaim what the items is and you're also given a textual display of the item. You can then choose to add the item to a vocab list and once you add 10 items it completes the list and allows you to come back at any point to attempt a 'Time Attack' where the items in the list are randomised, the native speaker announces what item they want you to find.

I highly recommend Influent as an AID to your language learning, not the only source.
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