Influent on lähinnä sanavaraston omaksumiseen ja lausumiseen keskittyvä kieltenoppimispeli. Se on myös kerrassaan mahtava.
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Merknad: 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

Kjøp Influent - Italiano [Learn Italian]

Kjøp Influent - Русский [Learn Russian]

Kjøp Influent - Português [Learn European Portuguese]

Kjøp Influent - Português do Brasil [Learn Brazilian Portuguese]

Kjøp Influent - Norsk [Learn Norwegian]

Kjøp Influent - हिन्दी [Learn Hindi]

Kjøp Influent - Suomi [Learn Finnish]

Kjøp Influent - Dansk [Learn Danish]

Kjøp Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]

Kjøp Influent - 한국어 [Learn Korean]

Kjøp Influent - English [Learn English]

Kjøp Influent - 普通话 [Learn Mandarin Chinese]

Kjøp Influent - български [Learn Bulgarian]

Kjøp Influent - Français [Learn French]

Kjøp Influent - Español [Learn Spanish]

Kjøp Influent - Deutsch [Learn German]

Kjøp Influent - Svenska [Learn Swedish]

Kjøp Influent - 日本語 [Learn Japanese]

 

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8. mai

Hindi Indie



SEE THE OFFICIAL BLOG POST HERE

Taj Mahold on a second!

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

-said everyone together in unison

Content Conundrum

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

Hindi Breakdown

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

Dutch Crunch

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

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

अलविदा!

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16. februar

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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Anmeldelser

“Influent on oiva väline sanavaraston oppimiseen. Sekä idea että toteutus ovat mainiot, joten Inluent saa minulta yhdeksikön arvosanaksi.”
9/10 – http://www.gameskinny.com/cv8lb/influent-a-fun-supplement-to-language-learning

“Pelaamisen tuntu on Influentin selkein etu; se saa sen erottumaan massasta, ja tekee siitä hyvin hiotun opetustyökalun.”
4/5 – http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2014/05/28/review-influent/86161/

Om dette spillet

Andrew Cross on raivoissaan!


Hän istui kolme pitkää vuotta työpöytänsä ääressä kehittämässä laitetta, jonka uskoi vakaasti mullistavan ihmisten tavan kommunikoida ympäröivän maailman kanssa. Tällä laitteella piti pystyä skannaamaan mikä tahansa fyysinen esine ja näyttämään sen nimen millä kielellä hyvänsä! Andrew antoi uudelle hienolle keksinnölleen nimen "SanjigenJiten", jonka jälkeen hän järjesti tapaamisen maailman suurimman teknologiajätin, Technoglobe Internationalin, edustajien kanssa, voidakseen esitellä heille laitteensa hämmästyttäviä ominaisuuksia.


Vierailunsa aikana hän onnistui menettämään sydämensä firman laboratoriossa tapaamalleen tytölle, mutta joku katala varas oli samalla saanut hänet menettämään myös laitteensa! Technoglobe ei hukannut aikaa, vaan julkaisi SanjigenJitenin saman tien omanaan, varastaen jopa Andrew'n nokkelasti keksimän nimen!


Andrew Crossille on kuitenkin suunnitelma. Hän on onnistunut kehittämään aiempaa paremman version SanjigenJitenistään, ja on nyt aloittanut verkkokampanjan, jossa on luvannut oppia 300 vieraan kielen sanaa kertoakseen kaikille Technogloben hämärähommista ja todistaakseen laitteensa toimivuuden! Mutta toimiiko SanjigenJiten sittenkään? Entä onnistuuko Andrew tempussaan?! Se selviää Influentia pelaamalla!!!



“Antamalla pelaajan uppoutua kohdekielen maailmaan Influent kuvastaa tarkasti tapaa, jolla ihmiset luontaisesti oppivat äidinkielensä. Suosittelenkin kaikkia kokeilemaan Influentia.”
-Steve Hammond, Somnambulant-Gamer

Vanhojen Dreamcast-klassikkojen (lähinnä Shenmuen ja Toy Commanderin) innoittama Influent vie pelaajansa täysin interaktiiviseen 3D-ympäristöön, jossa pelimaailman jok'ikisen esineen nimen saa selville yhdellä klikkauksella! Sen lisäksi niistä saa vieläkin enemmän tietoa irti tuplaklikkaamalla! Jokaisen oven, hyllyn ja lipastonlaatikon saa auki klikkailemalla ympäriinsä oikealla hiirennapilla, ja tätä kautta tietoa tulvii aina vain lisää! Peli on pakattu täyteen eri kieliä äidinkielenään puhuvien ihmisten antamaa äänimateriaalia (joka nauhoitettiin piinallisen tarkasti pelkästään peliä varten), joten Influent tarjoaa pelaajilleen mahdollisuuden oppia sekä haluamansa kielen sanastoa että lausumista.

Influent, johon on tällä hetkellä ladattavissa 10 kieltä, yhdistää videopelin pelaamiseen kielenoppimisprosessiin, antaen pelaajilleen oikeasti käytännöllisiä saavutuksia ja palkintoja, joista on hyötyä koko heidän loppuelämänsä ajan.

Influent: uudistettu kielikoulu.

  • Äänimateriaalia natiivipuhujilta
  • Synonyymien vaihtotoiminto
  • Opi omaan tahtiisi!
  • Täysin interaktiivinen nykypäivän asunto
  • Yli 420 kerättävää ja hallittavaa sanaa
  • Sisältää substantiiveja, adjektiiveja ja verbejä
  • 15 valittavaa kieltä (lisää tulossa pian!)


  • Kuinka pelin ostaminen onnistuu?
Jos pelin ostosprosessi jäi hieman epäselväksi, niin sinun kannattaa lukaista alla oleva esimerkkitarina Markosta ja Annista.

Jos Marko haluaa oppia latinaa, niin hänen kannattaa ostaa "Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]" kaupasta. Jos taas Markon vaimo Anni haluaa oppia Ruotsia, niin Markon kannattaa ostaa kaupasta ladattava lisäsisältö (DLC) "Influent DLC - Svenska [Learn Swedish]." Sama toimii myös Annin näkökulmasta katsottuna: täsmälleen samaan tulokseen päästään, jos Anni ostaa ensin ruotsiin keskittyvän peruspelin ja sen jälkeen latinaan keskittyvän lisäsisällön Markolle, itselleen tai kenelle tahansa samaa tietokonetta käyttävälle henkilölle.

  • Onko lisäkielten julkaisu suunnitelmissa? Jos on, niin milloin???
Uusia kielipaketteja julkaistaan sitä mukaa kuin niitä saadaan valmiiksi. Täydellinen luettelo piakkoin tulevista lisäkielistä löytyy virallisilta verkkosivuiltamme.


Kannattaa tutustua pelin yhteisökanavaan löytääkseen vastaukset usein kysyttyihin kysymyksiin, sekä paljon muuta kivaa!

LYHYT TAUSTASELVITYS


Influent on pääosin sanaston oppimiseen ja lausumiseen keskittyvä kielenoppimispeli. Se kehitettiin alunperin Tsukuban yliopiston viihdeteknologian laboratoriossa Japanin hallituksen myöntämän tutkimusstipendin avulla.

Tutkimuksen rahoituksen loputtua lisärahoitusta saatiin erittäin menestyksekkäästä kickstarter-kampanjasta, jonka ansiosta peli saatiin valmiiksi. Japanin tiedonkäsittelyn yhteisö (IPSJ) laati pelin keskeisistä ideoista ja sovelluksista tutkimuspaperin, jonka voi lukea kokonaisuudessaan täältä.

Systemkrav

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Minne: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Made with Unity
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    • Minne: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Made with Unity
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any (tested on Ubuntu)
    • Minne: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Made with Unity
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Acubens
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Publisert: 27. mai
Pay no heed to most negative reviews. The software gives exactly what it proposed:
BASIC VOCABULARY and PRONUNCIATION.

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

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

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

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

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

- you are traped in tiny apartment feels clastrofobik to me

- need fix on the voice

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

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

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

I GIVE THIS GAME: 4/10
 
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gryffindork
( 16.2 timer registrert )
Publisert: 1. mai
This game is somewhat interesting for learning simple vocabulary, but it doesn't have any other elements to it. I wish there were minigames for grammar or ways to learn vocabulary from different locations (work, school, etc). As it is, it's not really helpful for learning language. I have to go back through every word I clicked on the previous time I played or I don't remember anything.
 
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The Oubliette
( 4.5 timer registrert )
Publisert: 23. april
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.
 
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The Buttshark
( 8.3 timer registrert )
Publisert: 19. april
A game which is not entertaining in any way, has awful graphics, awful controls and is supposed to be focused on learning a language. But - you don't learn the language at all. What you DO learn is an amount of 420 words (blaze it), an amount that surely will give you a little advantage but it won't give you much. Plus - you pay 10€ per language pack, which is waaaaaaaaay too much for me, I had just one (french btw), and it was enough. If you're hunting achievements, it has an easy to achieve (but annoying) 100%, but I wouldn't recommend buying the game for any other purposes, at any price. Maybe for like 50 cents, but you're not gonna see that anywhere, are ya.
3/10
 
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ReeceMix
( 0.2 timer registrert )
Publisert: 16. april
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.
 
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Thomas Was Not Alone
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Publisert: 15. april
I'd like to make a point, this is not a lanugage learning tool. This is a word memorization tool. As for grammar rules, you'll need to learn them yourself.

My reason for reccomending this game is that for word memorization, it excels. A bit of time every day on these words and you'll have a good bit of a language memorized.
 
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Liberty Pudding
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Publisert: 12. april
Wonderful game to have if you're learning a language! It won't teach you the language on your own, this game, like it says, only teaches you new vocabulary words, which is really fun for begginners who don't have a big vocabulary list, it teaches use nouns, verbs, and adjectives!
 
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emmalholmes91
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Publisert: 9. april
I have used rosetta stone and to be honest i like this game more because its more interactive very good little game thumbs up from me
 
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Maegaranthelas
( 0.2 timer registrert )
Publisert: 7. april
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.
 
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Cardinal Galen
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Publisert: 5. april
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
 
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Nolen87
( 1.0 timer registrert )
Publisert: 3. april
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.
 
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Hello_World
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Publisert: 2. april
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.
 
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Dr. Spooky
( 5.1 timer registrert )
Publisert: 31. mars
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.
 
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Jayne Cobb
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Publisert: 30. mars
Well-made, but not quite to the point where I don't regret spending 10 dollars. As said in other reviews, this is basically an interactive flashcard program. Everything is very high-quality, but it needs more substance. Had I checked the reviews, I would gladly have paid $5 for this someday.

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

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

I realize that restructuring this game to be a more comprehensive language tool would mean a *LOT* of work. For a game that did what most negative reviewers (and I) hoped, I would happily pay more like $20-$30. Currently toying with the idea of asking for a refund, but I may let them keep my $10 unhindered in the hope that the game will see radical updates someday.
 
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This game is somewhat interesting for learning simple vocabulary, but it doesn't have any other elements to it. I wish there were minigames for grammar or ways to learn vocabulary from different locations (work, school, etc). As it is, it's not really helpful for learning language. I have to go back through every word I clicked on the previous time I played or I don't remember anything.
 
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Once you get used to it is a fun way to play and try to remember the words.
Although in my case for japanese I missed that it shows me the meaning for each kanji or the words if I want to
 
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Great for students learning the language at school. This will not teach you grammer. For memorizing vocabulary it's ten times more fun than staring at a book or writing the words over and over again
 
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Publisert: 22. mai
Great game!
It doesnt really help you to learn a language, but to build a vocabulary. If you're studying grammar, then Influent is great for you to learn new words. Nouns, verbs and adjectives.
Most of negative recommendations here is probably due people who wants to play an ordinary game and have some fun. Influent is not about that. It's about learning words in a new language, and if you study that language, then it's gonna be lots of fun for you.
I just hope they add more scenarios to explore, not only that appartment.
 
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Publisert: 22. mai
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i've only played the game for a short while but i already know i'm gonna love this. i'd recommend this to any beginner like me. if you are already a bit proficient in your chosen language, then this might be less useful for you.
 
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Use this alongside a proper language learning course. It is best suited for languages that don't have gendered nouns (e.g. English) and simple pluralization rules (or a lack of plural forms altogether). It's definitely worth its cheap price, even more so if you grab it in a sale. This is also not a game for which you need to own all the DLC to get the full gameplay experience.

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

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

I only own the German language pack, and I really wish the voice pronouncing all the words would also include the definite article (words like der/die/das). Plural forms would also be nice, as German has relatively complex rules for pluralizing nouns, which also change depending on the noun's gender.
 
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Publisert: 15. april
I'd like to make a point, this is not a lanugage learning tool. This is a word memorization tool. As for grammar rules, you'll need to learn them yourself.

My reason for reccomending this game is that for word memorization, it excels. A bit of time every day on these words and you'll have a good bit of a language memorized.
 
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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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Wonderful game to have if you're learning a language! It won't teach you the language on your own, this game, like it says, only teaches you new vocabulary words, which is really fun for begginners who don't have a big vocabulary list, it teaches use nouns, verbs, and adjectives!
 
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Publisert: 9. april
I have used rosetta stone and to be honest i like this game more because its more interactive very good little game thumbs up from me
 
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Well-made, but not quite to the point where I don't regret spending 10 dollars. As said in other reviews, this is basically an interactive flashcard program. Everything is very high-quality, but it needs more substance. Had I checked the reviews, I would gladly have paid $5 for this someday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Primary Issues of the software

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

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

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

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=603282417

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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Publisert: 27. desember, 2015
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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