Influent è un gioco di apprendimento linguistico incentrato principalmente sull'acquisizione e sulla pronuncia dei vocaboli. È davvero fantastico.
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Nella media (19 recensioni) - 47% delle 19 recensioni degli utenti pubblicate negli ultimi 30 giorni sono positive.
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Perlopiù positiva (709 recensioni) - 709 recensioni degli utenti (74%) per questo gioco sono positive.
Data di rilascio: 20 mar 2014

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Nota: 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

Acquista Influent - Italiano [Learn Italian]

Acquista Influent - Русский [Learn Russian]

Acquista Influent - Português [Learn European Portuguese]

Acquista Influent - Português do Brasil [Learn Brazilian Portuguese]

Acquista Influent - Norsk [Learn Norwegian]

Acquista Influent - हिन्दी [Learn Hindi]

Acquista Influent - Suomi [Learn Finnish]

Acquista Influent - Dansk [Learn Danish]

Acquista Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]

Acquista Influent - 한국어 [Learn Korean]

Acquista Influent - English [Learn English]

Acquista Influent - 普通话 [Learn Mandarin Chinese]

Acquista Influent - български [Learn Bulgarian]

Acquista Influent - Français [Learn French]

Acquista Influent - Español [Learn Spanish]

Acquista Influent - Deutsch [Learn German]

Acquista Influent - Svenska [Learn Swedish]

Acquista Influent - 日本語 [Learn Japanese]

 

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16 febbraio

Danish Debut



SEE THE OFFICIAL BLOG POST HERE

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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28 dicembre 2015

I SALDI INVERNALI DI STEAM [-80%]



ADDIO 2015!

Vorresti imparare una nuova lingua nel nuovo anno?

Adesso hai la possibilità di acquistare una copia di Influent con uno sconto dell'80%!

Per i nuovi giocatori, il gioco è disponibile per ognuno dei 16 diversi pacchetti di lingua per €9,99 €1,99, mentre gli utenti esistenti possono scegliere qualsiasi altro Pacchetto Lingua come DLC (contenuto aggiuntivo) per €4,99 €0,99.

Questa offerta termina il 4 gennaio. Approfittane finché sei in tempo!

LINGUE INTERFACCIA UTENTE

Ci sono tre nuove lingue per l'interfaccia utente! Con l'ultimo aggiornamento sono ora disponibili il coreano, il norvegese e il finlandese e ora possono essere selezionati nella sezione delle Lingue del Menu Principale. ːsteamhappyː

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Recensioni

“Influent è un ottimo modo per imparare nuovi vocaboli. Mi piace l'idea e mi piace la realizzazione. Influent ottiene un punteggio di 9 su 10.”
9/10 – http://www.gameskinny.com/cv8lb/influent-a-fun-supplement-to-language-learning

“È grazie alla sua 'giocacità' che Influent spicca; è l'aspetto che lo distingue dagli altri, guadagnandosi un posto in un qualsiasi round di studio che si rispetti.”
4/5 – http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2014/05/28/review-influent/86161/

Informazioni sul gioco

Andrew Cross è infuriato!


Per tre lunghi anni è rimasto seduto e immerso nel suo lavoro a sviluppare un dispositivo che credeva fermamente sarebbe stato una svolta tecnologica nel modo in cui le persone avrebbero interagito con il mondo attorno a loro, un dispositivo che avrebbe potuto analizzare un qualunque oggetto nel mondo reale e poi fornirne il nome in una qualsiasi lingua! Soprannominando debitamente la sua nuova incredibile invenzione "SanjigenJiten", Andrew organizzò un appuntamento per dimostrare le incredibili capacità del dispositivo alla più grande società tecnologica del mondo, la Technoglobe International.


Ma durante la sua visita, si innamorò di una ragazza conosciuta in laboratorio, e mentre lei "rubò" il suo cuore, qualcun altro silenziosamente entrò e rubò il suo dispositivo! Ora la Technoglobe andò e rapidamente commercializzò il SanjigenJiten come se fosse il proprio, rivendicando anche lo stesso nome che Andrew aveva così sapientemente inventato!


Ora, però, Andrew Cross ha un piano. Ha realizzato una versione ulteriormente migliorata del suo SanjigenJiten e ha lanciato una campagna online giurando di imparare 300 parole di una lingua straniera per sensibilizzare le persone sul palese furto della Technoglobe e dimostrare che il suo dispositivo funziona veramente! Ma il SanjigenJiten funziona veramente? Andrew può davvero riuscirci?! Gioca a Influent e scoprilo!!!


“Immergendo il giocatore nella lingua che vuole imparare, Influent modella da vicino il modo in cui impariamo naturalmente la nostra lingua madre. Consiglio di provare Influent.”
-Steve Hammond, Somnambulant-Gamer


Ispirato dai titoli della Dreamcast di una volta (ossia Shenmue e Toy Commander), Influent immerge i giocatori in un ambiente 3D completamente interattivo dove i nomi di assolutamente tutti gli oggetti nel gioco possono essere scoperti con un semplice clic! In realtà, possono essere apprese ancora più informazioni con un doppio clic! Ogni porta, ogni cassetto e ogni armadio può essere aperto con un clic del pulsante destro del mouse qui e un clic del pulsante destro del mouse lì, rivelando sempre più cose da imparare! Riempito fino all'orlo di centinaia di pronunce audio native (scrupolosamente e appositamente registrate per questo gioco), Influent offre ai giocatori l'opportunità unica di divertirsi apprendendo sia i vocaboli che la pronuncia della lingua che hanno scelto.


Con 10+ lingue attualmente scaricabili, Influent combina le gioie di un videogioco con il processo di apprendimento di una lingua, fornendo di conseguenza premi e risultati nella vita reale che i giocatori conserveranno per il resto della loro vita.


Influent: l'apprendimento delle lingue ridefinito.

  • Audio di persone madrelingua
  • Funzione di scambio dei sinonimi
  • Apprendi al ritmo che desideri!
  • Appartamento moderno completamente interattivo
  • Più di 420 parole da raccogliere e padroneggiare
  • Include nomi, aggettivi e verbi
  • 15+ lingue tra cui scegliere (altre ne verranno aggiunte presto!)


  • Come faccio esattamente ad acquistare il gioco?
Se sei confuso su come acquistare il gioco, leggi il seguente esempio di Mark e Patricia.

Se Mark vuole imparare il latino, dovrebbe acquistare dal negozio l'oggetto "Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]". Se sua moglie Patricia vuole poi imparare lo svedese, allora Mark dovrebbe acquistare dal negozio l'oggetto DLC (contenuto scaricabile) chiamato "Influent DLC - Svenska [Learn Swedish]". Questo può essere fatto anche dalla prospettiva di Patirica, e si avrà lo stesso identico risultato con Patricia che acquisterà il gioco di base in svedese e che poi acquisterà il DLC di latino per Mark, per sé stessa o per chiunque altro e che si potrà utilizzare sullo stesso computer.

  • Avete intenzione di rilasciare altre lingue? E se sì, quando???
I nuovi pacchetti di lingua verranno rilasciati non appena verranno completati. Sul sito ufficiale è presente un elenco completo delle lingue che saranno presto disponibili.


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Influent è un gioco di apprendimento linguistico incentrato principalmente sull'acquisizione e sulla pronuncia dei vocaboli. È stato inizialmente sviluppato in Giappone all'Entertainment Computing Laboratory dell'Università di Tsukuba grazie alla Monbukagakusho Government Research Scholarship.

Dopo che i fondi a sostegno della ricerca si esaurirono, ulteriori fondi provenienti da una campagna di enorme successo su Kickstarter consentirono il completamento del gioco. Un documento di ricerca sulle idee che abbracciano il gioco e le sue applicazioni è stato pubblicato dalla Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) e può essere visionato nella sua interezza qui.

Requisiti di sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimi:
    • Sistema operativo: Windows XP or later
    • Memoria: 1 GB di RAM
    • Scheda video: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Versione 9.0c
    • Memoria: 1 GB di spazio disponibile
    • Note aggiuntive: Made with Unity
    Minimi:
    • Sistema operativo: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    • Memoria: 1 GB di RAM
    • Scheda video: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • Memoria: 1 GB di spazio disponibile
    • Note aggiuntive: Made with Unity
    Minimi:
    • Sistema operativo: Any (tested on Ubuntu)
    • Memoria: 1 GB di RAM
    • Scheda video: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • Memoria: 1 GB di spazio disponibile
    • Note aggiuntive: Made with Unity
Recensioni dei giocatori
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Recenti:
Nella media (19 recensioni)
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gryffindork
( 16.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 1 maggio
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 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 23 aprile
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.
Greasy Gary
( 8.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 19 aprile
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 play 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 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 16 aprile
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 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 15 aprile
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 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 12 aprile
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!
emmalholmes91
( 1.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 9 aprile
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
Maegaranthelas
( 0.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 7 aprile
Underwhelming.

Controls are clunky, and it is often not clear what it isa you are clicking. There is also too much repeptition of items. I found it a rather unpleasant experience, not to be repeated.
Cardinal Galen
( 0.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 5 aprile
I only don't recommend at the moment because you can only learn a limited amount of words and stuff.

It doesn't teach grammatical rules and all the stuff you need to actually be able to speak the language, only words of objects around the house you are in.

Until they actually implement some language learning into the game, I don't recommend wasting your money
Nolen87
( 1.0 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 3 aprile
This is a wonderful game to *aid* in language learning. You will not master any language this way. But from what all my teacher tell me, it's about exposer of practicle use. So if you're interested in your language of choice and wouldn't mind mixing it up with something fun on the side DO THIS! Also I want Hungarian language support. Please and thank you.
Hello_World
( 6.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 2 aprile
This is my first review so I will just say the most important things.

To give you a better inside of my experience, my native language is german and I bought the japanese pack.

To all of the people who blamed this game for not teaching them the complete language with all its grammer rules. That is not what this game is supposed to do. This game will not teach you a language from scratch and it doesn`t have to.
If you only want to learn a language by using only one source than this would definately not be your kind of game.
But let´s be serious guys. I think we all should know that learning a language requires far more different materials and takes a ♥♥♥♥ load of time.
This game is just for Vocabs and therefore should be used as additional tool beside your other study methods.
Of course you will have to learn grammer and sentence structure seperately by using books or taking courses but that is to be expected.
Long story short. This game mainly serves as a Vocabulary trainer. You have to think for yourself if it´s worth buying "just" for that. But I for myself consider it way more fun to actively learn the vocabs than to read them of some flash cards. (which for japanese easily cost double the price/ Kanji readings ect.)

Lastly a little review specially for the japanese pack:

Pro
- The voice is good
- it has many words for everday use
- switchable between Hiragana, Kanji and romaji
- you feel succesfull
- more translations for the same word

Con
- Just household items
- just a flat to move in
- many english words in a japanese manner (can be avoided by taking another word with same meaning)


5/7 would recommend.
Dr. Spooky
( 5.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 31 marzo
Awesome idea but a claustrophobic experience

The idea is quite good, there a lot of objects to learn, quite common and useful. It starts great, discovering new words and practicing. It has good graphics, it's really cheap, and the sound quality it's very good.

The problem is after the first hour or two, it's not a game to finish in one setting, but the more you play the more boring it gets. There is some of the points I'd like to mention.

-The music is great, but there are only 2 tracks, and this is a spaced repetition method, so, after a while of repetitions, it becames dull.
-There is a story in the trailer, and you expect to visit all those cool locations to help Andrew Cross with his invention, but in the end nothing happen, maybe he is a NEET and that's why he is intented to solve his case sorely in his house.
-There are not recorded articles (like "la" or "el" in spanish) with the words, which it's very important to remember when learning gender nouns in languages like Spanish, French or German.
-The plane mode is useless, maybe in an open space would rock.
-There are some western words that maybe you wont need in your target language, and there are a lot of words that are common in one country but there's no sign here.
-Dlc is more like a traduction than a localization. Same content for all languages.

If you plan to learn a new language, try it with another method, it's good for some vocabulary.

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A note for developers: Why not put more areas instead of more languages. A lot of people think the product is "incomplete", because the trailer makes you think there's more to discover. It feels like you are milking the same assets. If you decide to improved the content I'd gladly change my review.
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Also I made a workshop for the program Controller Companion for this game, so you can use your gamepad, Check it out.
Jayne Cobb
( 0.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 30 marzo
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.
Je suis un ananas
( 7.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 23 marzo
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
kony
( 0.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 22 marzo
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.
permanent loser
( 13.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 16 marzo
mixed feelings for this
all in all the game just teaches about 400 vocab words in an interesting way
id stick to memrise or anki for serious vocab learning but its a nice experience w/ cute graphics at a fairly cheap price
Spooky DJ
( 0.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 14 marzo
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.
AupaAtleti I Love baby
( 0.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 14 marzo
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
Pentalis
( 4.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 10 marzo
Good for what it's advertised.
As the game description says, it's a vocabulary game, and it's good at what it does, but don't expect anything else.

This game complemented my SRS* study quite well, as it provides variety to prevent boredom.

*SRS = spaced repetition system
Kilianthebeast
( 9.0 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 6 marzo
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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6 persone su 7 (86%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Sconsigliato
8.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 7 febbraio
Early review, will complete once I finish the learning.

Using Japanese to English.

On the positive side:
-Interactive
-Complete audio
-Word swap for items with more than one usual word
-Diverse (roughly 70% nouns,15 and 15 adjectives/verbs.

On the negative side:
-Word lock on certain items, for example the adjective "interesting" is locked to books, there should be a option when you recognize the word to type in the translation.
-Time attack is limited to 10 words list (so far), and very often the same words that are already mastered reoccurs, you have to force the lists yourself to master your latest words, you should be able to either select the length of the time attack word list or force selection of unmastered/leech list.
-420 words, which is not much, and half of those surely aren't in the JLPT5 list (what you're looking at when beginning japanese), and one can admit that the game is expensive when flashcards are available for free on android or other OS.

All in all, it's a good tool to memorize words, which you will always need in a language, but considering that, it should be more extensive, more words and an option for longer runs/typing in.
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Consigliato
0.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 marzo
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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Consigliato
7.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 marzo
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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Sconsigliato
0.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 marzo
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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Consigliato
0.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 marzo
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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2 persone su 3 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Sconsigliato
1.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 febbraio
I bought this game with the understanding that it was meant to help with vocabularly acquisition, so I'm going to base my review on two things: How effective it is as a vocabularly acquisition tool and if the price of the game is reasonable. I should also note that I purchased the German version of Influent, so my review is based entirely on that.

Effectiveness

    Pros
  • Handles nouns well
  • Interactivity

    Cons
  • Handles neither adjectives nor verbs well
  • Controls can be clunky and fustrating
  • Managing vocab lists can be time consuming
  • Handles articles and gender very poorly.
  • Does not provide plural version of nouns

The thing that separates Influent from other language learning tools is its interactivity. Being able to walk around a virtual room and interact with the environment is a major perk, especially for more "hands on" learners. Unfortunately, the controls can be very clunky at times; this, however, is not game breaking and its something that the player can get used to after awhile. The fly-by mode that gets activated later in the game is funny at first, but it gets old fast and thankfully is something that isn't a necessary part of gameplay.

Besides the interactivity, the other major gameplay feature in Influent is the vocabularly lists. As words are acquired through interacting with the environment, they are added to a word bank and vocabularly lists are automatically formed based on the order in which the words were originally acquired. The words can be rearranged in the word bank to create custom lists, but this is an arduous process: You have to manually click and drag each word, which can be fustrating when sorting through a large word bank.

After compiling vocabularly lists, the player can test themselves with a time attack mode. The problem is that the player can only do ten words at a time. A random mode can also be selected, where a random vocabularly list is selected for time attack mode. This gameplay feature is sorely limited by the fact that the random mode randomizes vocabularly lists, rather than creating new lists by randomizing words. This means that the arduous process of creating vocabularly lists is largely unavoidable, because the player will get very little out of Influent unless they take the time to organize the word bank.

Influent handles nouns well, and it also includes the article for each noun (der, die, das); Influent, however, only plays an audio recording for the noun and not for the article. When learning German, it's vital to learn the article with the word, because the article is crucial for sentence structure, grammar, and meaning. Learning the word without the article places the learner at a significant disadvantage. This is why the importance of placing emphasis on the article cannot be understated. Influent does a disservice to those learning German by not playing a recording of the article along with the word.

Influent handles adjectives and verbs so poorly that it'd be better off not including them at all. The first problem is that these words are acquired by clicking on nouns in the word bank, which can be a huge pain; furthermore, acquiring them through the word bank robs the player of the ability to acquire them through interaction with the environment, which is the selling point for Influent. A translation for adjectives and verbs is not provided to the player until they pop up during time attack mode, which is extremely fustrating.

More importantly, in German the adjectives and verbs change based on the article and on the context, but there is no indication of this in the game. I'll use an example here to illustrate the problem. One verb that pops up in the word bank is ignorieren," which is the verb "to ignore." During time attack mode, the player will need to click on a newspaper when this verb pops up. When clicking on the newspaper, it'll say that it's correct and then it will provide the following translation: Ignore(The Newspaper). Likewise, it will do the same with verbs. For example: Neu, which is "new" will pop up in the translator as "new(Newspaper)." The problem is that these word change based on the article! This game would give one the impression that it's correct to say, "Ich ignorieren die neu Zeitung," when it's actually, "Ich ignoriere die neue Zeitung."

Influent is ineffective as a vocabularly acquistion tool, because it can potentially mislead learners. The interactivity piece is all Influent has going for it, but this piece has a lot of potential. Unfortunately, the before mentioned problems reduce Influent to the status of being a language learning supplement to other language learning tools that do a better job at teaching vocabularly. Influent simply fails at what it sets out to do.

The Price

The question is whether or not Influent is worth $10. I'd say that $5 would be more reasonable, because of all the before mentioned problems. The current price tag isn't too bad though, especially when one considers the cost of other language learning materials. When buying Influent you're really just paying for the interactivity, because there are other language programs out there that blow Influent out of the water as vocabularly acquistion tools.

Verdict

I do not recommend Influent at the current price. I think that Influent would benefit more if the creator focused on increasing the quality of each language, rather than on providing more languages. If Influent is on sale, however, it may be worth buying (especially if it's in the $3-5 range).
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Disclaimer: I have only played the German DLC of this game, and have not played any of the other DLCs, so I can only judge on the German DLC.

This is a pretty good 'language learning' game, it does have some flaws, such as it not really helping with grammar or phrases, but it also is pretty useful as a vocabulary game. It's gameplay is a bit.... lacking, but it has some really good achievements. It has very humourous parts to it, as well as it's storyline.

There are few language learning games on Steam, and to be fair, this isn't really much of a 'language learning' game, sure it's a good aid for learning language, but it doesn't ahve anything to do with grammar or phrases, more of a vocabulary game. Don't get this game if you expect it to teach you an entire language, to learn a language, it's best to have many different sources, and this is a very useful source, although it is nothing on it's own. If you have started learning a language and need help with vocabulary, it's good for you, or even if you have not learnt a spot of the language, it's an okay starting point, to help you get used to the language.

The gameplay in this is limited, as you are locked in a house, and cannot escape. This is kind of a 'bottle episode' in that respect. You can go into first person and third person, you cannot jump, and you can open doors with the right mouse button (although the only door you can't open is the front door, believe me, I have tried), as well as being able to interact with other things. Being locked inside your house, with no indication of the passing of time, and with the only dislogue being you saying the names of objects to yourself, it makes it a pretty surreal game to play. You have to walk around and collect nouns, adjectives and verbs of your choosen language. There are quite a few words to collect, and it's half impossible to get them all, as there will always be something you miss. There are some pretty good achievements for this game as well, which is great incentive to learn more words. When you collect ten words you can do a quick quiz, where you can walk around while a word is on screen, and you need to find it in the room.

The story of this excuses it to not teaching you about grammar or phrases. It is about a guy who made a device that tells you what an object's name is in another language, but the idea is pirated and patented by someone else, and you need to prove that you made the device, and only you know how the device works, so if you can collect 400 words and master them, then you can prove that you made the device. I don't know if anything happens after you collect all the words, as I have one word left, and I cannot find it, but I expect that it has a funny ending, either that or nothing happens, wither way, it's worth it.

If you are learning a language or not I'd recommend this game, as it is a useful resource for learning a language, but it's also good if you're not learning one, as it never hurts to know more about other languages, it doesn't hurt to know other words for things in other languages. If you are learning a language I'd suggest you use other sites as well, such as Duolingo , Memrise or Babbel , but that doesn't mean you shouldn't buy this game. This games helps very much to give you a visual, an audio and a written of the words.
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I'm going through this for Japanese.
Ok, I'll recommend this for the people who are:
1. Already taking a Japaese program using a proper textbook like Genki (I have already gone through I & II with around 12 months of weekly classes)
2. Already know how to read kana and just need to brush up a bit
3. Has a firm grasp of Japanese grammar (learned your particles sentence structure elsewhere)

You will learn VOCAB from this program. You'll get a lot of everyday nouns, adjectives and verbs to go with them.

YOU WILL NOT LEARN ANYTHING ELSE!

This is a great supplemental flash-card like program for remembering your kanji for some words (play without voice) and brushing up on your kana if you're a bit rusty, but that's all it is. It's basically a stack of flashcards, in game-format. And it is a GREAT set of interactive flash cards.

If you're going into it expecting more, you will be disappointed.
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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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A great game to improve you vocabulary
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Not good at the moment. 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?
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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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It's OK to get a little bit into a language but it is not very clever in the way it teaches you words.

- It will only teach you either the singular or the plural form, which means you have to look up the words anyway.
- The nice lady will only tell you the word to click on, but not its gender, which is kind of a shame in a language that has grammatical emphasis on gender.
- Verbs also just come in the infinitive form which again, depending on the language you want to learn, isn't exactly useful.
- A lot of the words are either so basic that you don't actually need specific software to pick them up.
- The interface is a bit clunky and it can be kind of frustrating to rearrange the lists. Also, if you misclick you have to do a time attack with the whole list that you put the word in again and again to “master” it, which can cause mild annoyance.

AFAIK there are only new language packs planned but not actual expansions that add some more words/areas
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I wish I could post a review with "maybe". But since I have to choose, I'll choose "no'.

I got so excited to see a sleek-looking language game on sale that I proceeded to purchase it without looking more closely at the reviews. Being somewhat of a language nerd, I must say I was disappointed.

First of all, the title, with its cute and clever pun, is pretty much misleading. This is just a (limited) vocabulary game. Nothing "fluent" about learning a language here.

This game's approach to learning a foreign language comes down to pointing at objects and listening to how they are called. Then you can play some games, such as looking for specific objects around the apartment as fast as you can. It seems like most of the effort was put into the graphics and other aspects of the gameplay. There is no method or theory behind the language learning. Did they do the game in collaboration with a specialist? I highly doubt so. I know this game was Kickstarted, but it's wrong to make a language game if you're only a game developer and then hint at "fluency" when you try to come up with the title. Learning a language is a process which requires the application of various methods, some of which the developers should have explored, in my opinion. For all I care, the game could be 2D and less shiny and pretty, but with more meaningful and diverse activities.

Yes, this game has its good sides, it looks pretty and it teaches you words in a logical context. It can help you expand your vocabulary a little. But that's it. The language lover in me will want to finish it and master all the vocabulary, but I expected more.
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I think starting with duolingo/memrise/anki is a much better way to learn a language. I thought this might help with some vocab but there are better free/cheap options out there.
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The game is a great idea. The execution is weak, however...it is a point and click exercise for nouns with poor first-person controls. The click regions are too sensitive and often choices flash past too quickly. I think playing a MUD or RPG in another language would probably be a more effective experience.
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Its a nice vocabulary leaning game and if u are creative enough, u can expand the game yourself. For example, first u have to explore your appartment, there are a lot of things to get to know, in boxes, shelfs, everywhere and everything, and when u have explored enough u can do a vocabulary run game. There a narrator tells u to find the words shown up, and when the word show up u can imagine the story to it, u have to know verbs (so additional if u are already learning a language or u learn 4 yourself, verb trainer would be cool as [free] dlc!!!!and present, past and future table would be awesome), If the Narrator tells u to find a book, u can say "i read a book", and so on. ( u can make it more complex and involve the next item showing up, its funny too to make a story out of it) :D

So i hope the developers will do some more places to be (DLC). A park or so. And u can imagine and simulate alot of situations and learn a language more complex.
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This is not what i expected, this is not what i want.
You can't learn languages out of that, you can't even learn sentences, just random words that might or might not help you if you wanna go to a shop and ask for something.
Anyhow, the developer tryes to make the game better, adding remote control airship, and stuff like this, but the educational level keeps low.
You can barely learn anything from that.
It can be a great start if you just started with the language you wanna learn, but this won't help you a lot.
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