Influent ist ein Sprachlernspiel mit Schwerpunkt auf Wortschatzerweiterung und Aussprache. Es ist wirklich klasse.
Nutzerreviews: Größtenteils positiv (368 Reviews)
Veröffentlichung: 20. März 2014

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Hinweis: 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, and French.

Pakete, die dieses Spiel enthalten

Influent - Latina [Learn Latin] kaufen

Enthält 2 Artikel: Influent, Influent DLC - Latina [Learn Latin]

Influent - Português [Learn European Portuguese] kaufen

Enthält 2 Artikel: Influent, Influent DLC - Português [Learn European Portuguese]

Influent - English [Learn English] kaufen

Enthält 2 Artikel: Influent, Influent DLC - English [Learn English]

Influent - 한국어 [Learn Korean] kaufen

Enthält 2 Artikel: Influent, Influent DLC - 한국어 [Learn Korean]

Influent - Italiano [Learn Italian] kaufen

Enthält 2 Artikel: Influent, Influent DLC - Italiano [Learn Italian]

Influent - 普通话 [Learn Mandarin Chinese] kaufen

Enthält 2 Artikel: Influent, Influent DLC - 普通话 [Learn Mandarin Chinese]

Influent - Français [Learn French] kaufen

Enthält 2 Artikel: Influent, Influent DLC - Français [Learn French]

Influent - Deutsch [Learn German] kaufen

Enthält 2 Artikel: Influent, Influent DLC - Deutsch [Learn German]

Influent - Español [Learn Spanish] kaufen

Enthält 2 Artikel: Influent, Influent DLC - Español [Learn Spanish]

Influent - български [Learn Bulgarian] kaufen

Enthält 2 Artikel: Influent, Influent DLC - български [Learn Bulgarian]

Influent - Svenska [Learn Swedish] kaufen

Enthält 2 Artikel: Influent, Influent DLC - Svenska [Learn Swedish]

Influent - 日本語 [Learn Japanese] kaufen

Enthält 2 Artikel: Influent, Influent DLC - 日本語 [Learn Japanese]

Influent - Русский [Learn Russian] kaufen

Enthält 2 Artikel: Influent, Influent DLC - Pусский [Learn Russian]

 

Von Kuratoren empfohlen

"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."
Lesen Sie hier das vollständige Review.

Kürzliche Updates Alle anzeigen (4)

12. Dezember 2014

Portuguese Please



SEE THE OFFICIAL BLOG POST HERE

Overly Dramatic Headline!

Thanks to the hard work of a few key members of the Influent community, the Portuguese Language Pack has just been released! This is the very first language pack that was recorded remotely in its entirety and marks the beginning of a more streamlined method of adding new languages to the game, allowing the developer (me) to focus more on Influent's bright future.

You can pick up a copy of the Portuguese DLC for $4.99 USD or if you don't already own Influent, why not grab the full game packaged with any of Influent's 13 Language Packs for $9.99 USD?

Or if not, why not Zoidberg?

(\/) (°,,,°) (\/)

Update 1.8

In addition to this fancy new language pack, a number of issues have been addressed as well! Thanks to everyone on the Steam forums as well as those who contacted us through the website for reporting these issues and helping solve them along the way. Beaming good karma your way!

Nicely Formatted Update Log:
  • Set Resolution & Controls dialog now appears by default on launch (Linux only)
  • Words with shared synonyms now count as correct in Time Attack (sorry)
  • Removed definitive articles from native translations (too confusing)
  • Mandarin Chinese Language Pack fixes (small pin yin tone fixes)
  • Italian Language Pack fixes (replaced missing audio)
  • Swedish Language Pack fixes (counter/sink fix)
  • French UI Pack fixes (overlapping text bug)

What's Next?

Three Flip Studios has been hard at work developing the future of Influent while also expanding our current language library in accordance with demand from the community. A number of new language packs are on the way with a big push toward Scandinavia.

Upcoming Language Packs:
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Norwegian
  • Finnish
  • Danish

That's all for now!

Tchau!

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30. September 2014

Italian Stallion



SEE THE OFFICIAL BLOG POST HERE

Good news everyone!

The long-awaited Italian Language Pack is now available! This completes the standard EFIGS collection of the most commonly spoken first-world languages, which has been a big milestone for Influent for quite some time now!

Furthermore, a handful of previously bothersome issues have been addressed, most importantly:

  • Translation text bleed issue fixed
  • Save Data corruption after slot deletion issue fixed (thanks gwebb!)

You can pick up a copy of the Italian DLC for $4.99 USD or if you don't already own Influent, grab the full game packaged with either Italian or any of the other 11 Language Packs for $9.99 USD.

Ciao!

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Reviews

“Influent ist eine großartige Möglichkeit, neue Vokabeln zu lernen. Ich liebe das Konzept und ich liebe die Umsetzung. Influent kriegt 9 von 10.”
9/10 – http://www.gameskinny.com/cv8lb/influent-a-fun-supplement-to-language-learning

Über dieses Spiel

Andrew Cross ist außer sich!


Drei lange Jahre lang hat er sich seiner Arbeit hingegeben und ein Gerät entwickelt, von dem er felsenfest glaubte, es sei der technologische Durchbruch für die Art und Weise, wie Menschen mit ihrer Umwelt interagieren. Ein Gerät, das jedes Objekt in der realen Welt scannen und seinen Namen in jeder beliebigen Sprache wiedergeben konnte! Andrew nannte diese Erfindung gebührend „SanjigenJiten“ und vereinbarte ein Treffen mit dem größten Technologie-Unternehmen der Welt, Technoglobe International, um die erstaunlichen Funktionen seines Geräts zu demonstrieren.


Aber als er dort zu Besuch war, verguckte er sich in ein Mädchen, das er im Labor getroffen hatte, und während sie sein Herz raubte, schlich jemand anderes leise heran und raubte sein Gerät! Jetzt ist Technoglobe davon und hat den SanjigenJiten als ihre eigene Erfindung vermarktet und sogar Anspruch auf den Namen erhoben, den er so raffiniert ausgeklügelt hatte.


Aber Andrew Cross hat einen Plan. Er hat eine noch bessere Version des SanjigenJiten gebaut und eine Online-Kampagne gestartet, in der er garantiert, 300 Wörter in einer anderen Sprache zu lernen, um auf Technoglobes unverhohlenen Diebstahl aufmerksam zu machen und zu beweisen, dass sein Gerät wirklich funktioniert! Aber funktioniert der SanjigenJiten wirklich? Kann Andrew das wirklich durchziehen?! Spiele Influent und finde es heraus!!!



„Indem es den Spieler in die Zielsprache eintauchen lässt, rekonstruiert Influent die Art und Weise, auf die wir unsere Muttersprache auf natürlichem Wege erlernen. Ich empfehle, Influent auszuprobieren.“
-Steve Hammond, Somnambulant-Gamer

Inspiriert von alten Dreamcast Titeln (nämlich Shenmue und Toy Commander) lässt Influent den Spieler in eine vollständig interaktive 3D-Umgebung eintauchen, in welcher der Name absolut jeden Objekts mit einem einzigen Klick angezeigt werden kann! Genau genommen können mit einem Doppelklick sogar weitere Informationen in Erfahrung gebracht werden! Alle Türen, Schubladen und Schränke lassen sich mit einem Rechtsklick hier und einem Rechtsklick da öffnen und enthüllen somit immer mehr Dinge zum Lernen! Bis zum Rand voll mit hunderten muttersprachlichen Ausspracheaufzeichnungen (die sorgfältig nur für dieses Spiel aufgenommen wurden) bietet Influent dem Spieler eine einzigartige Gelegenheit, das Lernen von Wortschatz und Aussprache in einer Sprache seiner Wahl zu einem Vergnügen zu machen.

Mit momentan 10 Sprachen, die zum Download bereitstehen, kombiniert Influent den Spaß eines Videospiels mit dem Lernprozess einer Fremdsprache und erbringt so Belohnungen und Erfolge im echten Leben, die die Spieler für den Rest ihres Lebens begleiten.

Influent: Sprache lernen neu definiert.

  • Tonaufnahmen von Muttersprachlern
  • Synonyme-Wechselfunktion
  • Lernen im individuellen Tempo!
  • Vollständig interaktive moderne Wohnung
  • Über 420 Wörter zum Sammeln und Meistern
  • Beinhaltet Substantive, Adjektive und Verben
  • 10 Sprachen zur Auswahl (weitere folgen bald!)


  • Wie genau kann ich das Spiel kaufen?
Wenn Sie nicht genau wissen, wie Sie das Spiel kaufen können, lesen Sie bitte das folgende Beispiel von Mark und Patricia.

Wenn Mark Lateinisch lernen will, dann sollte er das Produkt "Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]" kaufen. Wenn seine Frau Patricia dann Schwedisch lernen will, sollte das Produkt "Influent DLC - Svenska [Learn Swedish]" als zusätzlichen herunterladbaren Inhalt kaufen. Dies kann genauso aus Patricias Perspektive geschehen und hätte genau das gleiche Ergebnis, wenn Patricia das schwedische Basis-Spiel kauft und dann den lateinischen DLC für Mark, sich selbst oder irgendjemand anderen kauft, der den gleichen Computer benutzt.

  • Ist die Veröffentlichung weiterer Sprachen geplant? Wann???
Neue Sprachpakete werden veröffentlicht, sobald sie fertiggestellt sind. Eine vollständige Liste mit allen Sprachen, die bald veröffentlicht werden, kann auf der http://playinfluent.com/languages]Offiziellen Website eingesehen werden.


Besuchen Sie den Community-Hub für häufig gestellte Fragen und andere tolle Sachen!

EIN KNAPPER HINTERGRUND


Influent ist ein Sprachlernspiel, das primär auf Wortschatzerweiterung und Aussprache abzielt. Es wurde ursprünglich vom Entertainment Computing Laboratory der Tsukaba Universität in Japan mit Hilfe des Monbukagaksho Government Research Scholarship entwickelt.

Nachdem die Forschungsfinanzierung ausgelaufen war, wurde das Projekt durch eine weithin erfolgreiche Kickstarter-Kampagne finanziert, das die Vervollständigung des Spiels ermöglichte. Eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit über das Konzept des Spiels und seine Umsetzung wurde von der Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) veröffentlicht und kann hier vollständig eingesehen werden.

Systemvoraussetzungen

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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14 von 18 Personen (78%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
8.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. September 2014
Seit gestern habe ich Influent mit allen Sprach DLCs. Getestet habe ich erstmal nur den englischen Sprachpack und es macht echt Spaß so bis zu 400 Wörter einer anderen Sprache zu lernen. Die meisten Wörter kannte ich schon durch mein normales Schulenglisch, aber manche waren mir dann doch neu.

Bei der deutschen Übersetzung des UI wird "Fortfahren" noch als "Vortfahren" geschrieben. Aber wie ich erfuhr kann der Programmierer nur Japanisch und Englisch. Ich habe den Fehler gemeldet und soll beim nächsten Patch behoben werden. Nur zu empfehlen, wenn man mal spielend schnell ein paar neue Wörter lernen will.
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6 von 6 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Oktober 2014
Ist ganz okay. Man lernt ganz grob verschiedene Sprachen. Dabei liest man nicht nur die Vokabeln sondern man hört sie auch. Zuerst lernt man die Substantive und später die Adjektive und Verben. Insgesamt lernt man 420 (smoke weed) Wörter, z. T. auch von einem Ding verschiedene Bezeichnungen.
Allerdings sei gesagt, dass man hier wirklich nur EINZELNE Wörter lernt und auch wenn man später alle 420 Wörter einer Sprache gebüffelt hat, garantiere ich euch dass ihr nicht das gelernte richtig anwenden könnt.
Dieses Lernspiel ist wirklich nur dazu gedacht grob alltägliche(!) Wörter zu lernen und zu verinnerlichen, einen Sprachwettbewerb werdet ihr hier 100%ig nicht mit gewinnen.
Sprich: Grundkenntnisse werden vernachlässigt, aber falls man diese schon von einer bestimmten Sprache besitzen sollte, kann man hier durchaus zugreifen und einige neue Vokabeln lernen.
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163 von 168 Personen (97%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Oktober 2014
Before you buy this game, make sure you are buying it for the RIGHT reasons. This game is amazing, exactly the kind of learning style I love and was looking for.

BUT

If you are buying this game to learn how to speak fluently (For me, fluent Japanese) by solely relying on this game and nothing else, you will be very disappointed.

If you are buying this game as just one of the many tools to help you learn a language, and you consider yourself a visual learner, then this is perfect in my opinion.

Being able to click any object in the house and instantly be told what it is called, is the next best thing to having a native speaker with you while you point at things asking what they are called. As a huge plus with using the game, you see how it is written; in Romaji, Hiragana, or Kanji depending on what you pick if learning Japanese, which helps a lot more for me personally than just hearing audio alone. Oh and I highly recommend only using Kana instead of Romaji, you will be glad you did in the long run.

The time challenge mode turns the game into a scavenger hunt, making your brain work to remember what each thing is called. I feel that having to recall something, especially with a clock counting down, helps you memorize the words.

Alongside basic nouns from clicking on things in the environment, you can also unlock adjectives and verbs associated with each noun. I really like that because it adds context in a way; like clicking on the word "bed" has the verb "to sleep" available to learn.

So in the end, please use this game as a wonderful tool to master your language alongside your many other tried-and-true methods. I am certainly enjoying it and I feel I am memorizing the words much quicker than looking at definitions in a book. The audio is also very clear and easy to understand.

As for any negatives, I just have a few suggestions rather than anything actually negative. It would be nice if you could do the time challenge mode where objects light up and you have to type in what the object is called, or maybe choose from a multiple choice list. Right now it is just one direction, you hear the word and click the right object, never the other way around. Also if there was an option to have the speaker say the word again but slowly, to catch those quick syllables.

Weather you decide this game is for you or not, please go out there and learn a new language! Trust me, it feels amazing! :)

ATTENTION, NEED TO KNOW TIPS: When doing the time challenge, you have to DOUBLE click an object to select it as your answer. I don't think it tells you that, or I didn't notice. :) Double clicking outside of the game mode, will bring up a window with more details on that object/word you are clicking. Also, when you click on your vocab list, click a word, and there is a little "eye" icon you can click to see what the word is in your native language. I also HIGHLY recommend reading all the hints at the top left of the screen to get the most out of this game, it doesn't take long to read them all. Have fun all!
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61 von 66 Personen (92%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. September 2014
This game offers a lot of opportunities to expand your vocabulary through fun challenges. If you purchased a few languages, you must select which one you want to start with first; I started with Korean and will later pick up more. Once you select the language (Korean) for example, you have the choice to also select Hangul. Once the game starts you are in an apartment, with lots of household items and the learning begins.

As you move around (Limited interaction with the items) you can select items and learn the name in the language you purchased. There you can see the English translation, pronunciation, image, spelling, noun and verb versions of the word. Once you have found a few words you are comfortable with you can start adding them to your list, you can then play these challenges like "time attack" which test you in your ability to locate the items; either they are said to you, you read them without assistance of pronunciation of the software meanwhile you are being "tested" in speed/accuracy.

There is a lot more this game has to offer through these challenges and I recommend getting comfortable with a few set of words before adding more to your list. There is no rush and after each challenge you get a percentage but no penalization for failing. There is also a "To do list" which makes it easier for you to know what challenges you need to complete and they are not meant to be done in any particular order.

Overall I have played this game for only a few hours and am enjoying it. It is a relaxed, straightforward, fun way to learn a set of words in a new language. The price is good and the only thing I would want added is the chance to explore more areas (more locations) this would allow me to expand on my vocabulary besides household items.

Next Phase of Influent?
An added software in conjunction with this one; Once we have the words learned take us to the next "Learning phase" Learning how to use them in a sentence, this would help us with the ability to actually use the words and have a conversation. The price is good for what this game offers. An added sweet bonus would be steam trading cards even though it is educational software.

Final thoughts
It is not meant to teach you a whole new language but help you expand on your vocabulary. It does make the learning process of learning new vocabulary fun and I would recommend this game. Will be adding screenshots soon!
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51 von 60 Personen (85%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
1.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Oktober 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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55 von 75 Personen (73%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. September 2014
This review is for the espanol DLC.

If you are looking to compliment your study by expanding vocabulary on common house hold items this game is for you!

If you were looking to learn spanish to hit on sexy MAMA sitas and fine ♥♥♥ cholas like I was.
Sadly this game is NOT for you.

It would be great if they could add lessons for phrases instead of just single words.

For example how would you say this in spanish.
"my love for you is like diarrhea i just can't hold it in"
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23 von 23 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
6.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Oktober 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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34 von 42 Personen (81%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. September 2014
Okay, time to make history.

Note: This review is for Japaneese version of the game

My first contact with Influend was weird. I was like "oh, another learning game, probably not interesting". though I tried it anyway and it turned out to be something better than "just a learning game". First of all - it is not boring. It even has a plot, you know. You are an independent inventor whose prototype machine named Senjun...dammit, the name of that prototype is too hard to write. So yeah, in order to prove it he wants to learn 300 words in one of the languages. You can buy the game with one language and then buy the rest of languages as cheaper DLCs - I like the idea.

Let's get to the real action. You are in your flat, filled with 420 (blaze it) things. Basically the goal is to walk around and interact with things to see their name. It's a good system in my opinion, since when you look at the thing you know what it is and you get the name in the other language. But not only that, you can also get synonyms and adjectives for some of those too (and in case of Japaneese - how the things I written. I felt good with romaji)! You can see that hard work was put into that, because there's also a native speaker saying the word out loud too! Anyway, after getting to know names of stuff int he room you can try Time Attack mode - it's all about "mastering the words" and choosing the right things. After you master 50 words - SURPRISE, YOU CAN FLY AROUND THE ROOM AND SHOOT STUFF WITH LAZERS! So it's not only learning after all.

Now, a few words about graphics - game doesn't look bad, I like its art style. It is kinda like in comics, so that's a plus. Some of the texutes are less detailed, but that's only things that you can do much with. And they're usually placed in some corners and places normal human doesn't usually visit (unless he's a nerdy RPG player that has to visit every corner).

Other stuff - you will probably spend more time looking at numerous references that are hidden withing the game. I really liked book on the table. Get the game (it's not that expensive, especially when you see the amount of content and educational value of it. Really, educational games can be damn good and this one is the example of it) and see it.

BUT - every rose has its thorns. It took me some time to get used to controls. You can switch in this game between TPP and FPP modes, but when in FPP zooming in has to be with mouse wheel instead of good ol' FPS right-click (it is assigned for different function). Apart from getting to know controls, rest is good. Even tutorial (you can skip it and get to know controls by yourself - not suggested).

To sum up, I loved that game since 10 minutes after launching it. And I actually learned that pillow in japaneese is "makura".And yeah, this thing is definitely worth getting.

Rating: 9+/10 - grab it, grab it while it's hot!
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106 von 167 Personen (63%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
2.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. Oktober 2014
Clicked on a cat. Flew a plane into a garbage can. Learned Latin.
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21 von 25 Personen (84%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. Oktober 2014
Only useful for learning vocab. I know that this game makes it very clear that it will only teach you vocab words, but a lot of people bought it hoping for a good way to start learning a language. No software that exists, even comprehensive ones like rosetta stone, can't teach you a language quickly or thoroughly (no matter what the commercials say). This game utilizes visual and audio cues to increase your vocabulary pretty effectively, but don't bother with it unless you already have an understanding of the language or are currently taking a class.
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20 von 24 Personen (83%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. September 2014
excellent tool to help you learn other languages, i do feel this game would benefit having more places to go instead of just the house for example going to the shop and buying items but currently it's very good and worth the money :)
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15 von 19 Personen (79%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
9.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. August 2014
I love this game. Its so much fun. I currently have the Russian DLC I've always loved the russian language and culture. Ever since i first heard a russian speak i wanted to speak it too. And this game can make that possible. As i played my first hour or so into the game i already Mastered about 100 words. So this game maybe short if i start forgetting things. Worth the price. If anyone wanted help starting a new language and have fun this is the game for you. 10/10
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10 von 10 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Oktober 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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13 von 16 Personen (81%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Oktober 2014
Not a bad little program for adding some basic vocabulary. I have the Spanish version, which unfortunately only caters to European Spanish, complete with the infamous lisp. Though the little quiz feature encourages you remember the vocabulary, this game could do with some more interesting, practical excercises, what we language teachers call "Drilling". Overal not bad and not expensive, but don't expect this game to make you fluent or teach you any verbs.
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10 von 11 Personen (91%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Dezember 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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7 von 7 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
14.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. September 2014
I absolutely love this game.

Let me start by saying that I picked this up for the German version. I've been learning German with Duolingo, Rosetta Stone, and German television shows for a few months, but wanted something that I could sit down and play when I want to change up my learning style.

This game should not be purchased if you want to learn grammar or phrases. In the German version you learn mostly vocabulary words (I say mostly because I still haven't found every word, and who knows... maybe there's something else out there).

Now, one of the most important things for learning words in a foreign language is having a memory to place with the word. A game like this provides this SIGNIFICANTLY better than a memory based card game. Why? Because you're remembering a word based on not only its graphic visualisation, but you're remembering it within the context of the home. In this game, if you have to find the "pfeffer", you not only have to remember the word for pepper, but WHERE the pepper is. It's helped me remember words extremely easily.

Don't buy this as your primary way to learn a language. Buy it as a way to help you build vocabulary alongside a few other language learning classes or programs. That's what I bought it for, and that's what it does best.

If duolingo ever releases bulgarian, I'll definitely be picking up another version of this game. I highly recommend it.
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0.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Oktober 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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Verfasst: 8. November 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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1.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. November 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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7 von 9 Personen (78%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Oktober 2014
A fun little way to learn a language. You play as an inventor trying to prove his language-learning device, and you spend your time wandering about his apartment, finding out the words for different objects and testing yourself on your retention. I could go in-depth about this, but this is basically an inexpensive learning aid, and it does its job very well. I'm currently using this to refresh and bolster my Chinese language skills, but I'll certainly be purchasing other languages as time goes on!
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