Influent is a Language Learning Game focusing primarily on vocabulary acquisition and pronunciation while giving players the freedom to learn what they want without pencils or books!
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Data lansării: 20 mart., 2014

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Anunţ: 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

Cumpără Influent - Português [Learn European Portuguese]

Cumpără Influent - 普通话 [Learn Mandarin Chinese]

Cumpără Influent - Français [Learn French]

Cumpără Influent - English [Learn English]

Cumpără Influent - 한국어 [Learn Korean]

Cumpără Influent - Italiano [Learn Italian]

Cumpără Influent - Русский [Learn Russian]

Cumpără Influent - 日本語 [Learn Japanese]

Cumpără Influent - български [Learn Bulgarian]

Cumpără Influent - Deutsch [Learn German]

Cumpără Influent - Español [Learn Spanish]

Cumpără Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]

Cumpără Influent - Português do Brasil [Learn Brazilian Portuguese]

Cumpără Influent - Suomi [Learn Finnish]

Cumpără Influent - Norsk [Learn Norwegian]

Cumpără Influent - Svenska [Learn Swedish]

 

Recomandat de Curatori

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

Norway Doorway



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Vikings Rejoice!

The Norwegian Language Pack has arrived! With special thanks to our awesome friends at Krillbite Studio and the Hamar Game Collective for making this possible, we're happy to announce the release of Influent's 16th Language Pack.

If you are already a proud owner of Influent, you can grab yourself a copy of the Norwegian DLC for $4.99 USD right here on Steam. Otherwise, you can pick up the full game packaged with Norwegian or any of the other 15 Language Packs for $9.99 USD.

Happy Pillaging!

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7 aprilie

Spring Sale [50% OFF]



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Spring Has Sprung!

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

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

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

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

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Ce spun criticii

“Influent is a great way to learn new vocabulary. I love the idea and I love the execution. Influent gets a 9 out of 10.”
9/10 – http://www.gameskinny.com/cv8lb/influent-a-fun-supplement-to-language-learning

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

Despre acest joc

Andrew Cross is infuriated!


For three long years, he sat confined to his work, developing a device that he firmly believed to be a technological breakthrough in the way people would interact with the world around them. A device that could scan any object in the real world and then provide its name in any language! Duly dubbing his fancy new invention the "SanjigenJiten," Andrew arranged an appointment to demonstrate the device's amazing capabilities at the world's largest technology corporation, Technoglobe International.


But while on his visit, he fell for a girl he met in the lab, and while she stole his heart, someone else silently stepped in and stole his device! Now, Technoglobe has gone and swiftly marketed the SanjigenJiten as their own, even laying claim to the very name he had so cleverly concocted!


But Andrew Cross has a plan. He's made an even better version of his SanjigenJiten and launched an online campaign, swearing to learn 300 words in a foreign language to raise awareness of Technoglobe's blatant theft and prove his device really works! But does the SanjigenJiten really work? Can Andrew actually pull it off?! Play Influent and find out!!!



“By immersing the player in the target language, Influent closely models the way we naturally learn our native language. I suggest giving Influent a try.”
-Steve Hammond, Somnambulant-Gamer

Inspired by Dreamcast titles of old (namely Shenmue and Toy Commander) Influent immerses players in a fully interactive 3D environment where the names for absolutely every object in the game can be gleaned with a single click! In fact, even more information can be learned with a double-click! Every door, drawer, and cabinet can be opened with a right-click here and a right-click there, revealing more and more things to be learned! Packed to the brim with hundreds of native audio pronunciations (painstakingly recorded specifically for this game), Influent offers players a unique opportunity to enjoy learning both vocabulary and pronunciation in the language of their choice.

With 10 languages currently available for download, Influent combines the joys of playing a video game with the language learning process, resulting in real-life rewards and achievements that will remain with players for the rest of their lives.

Influent: Language Learning Redefined.

  • Audio from native speakers
  • Synonym swap functionality
  • Learn at your own pace!
  • Fully interactive modern apartment
  • Over 420 words to collect and master
  • Includes Nouns, Adjectives, and Verbs
  • 10+ Languages to choose from (more coming soon!)


  • How exactly should I purchase the game?
If you're confused about how to purchase the game, please read the following example about Mark and Patricia.

If Mark wants to learn Latin, he should purchase the "Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]" store item. If his wife Patricia then wants to learn Swedish, Mark should then purchase the DLC store item entitled "Influent DLC - Svenska [Learn Swedish]." This can also be done from Patricia's perspective and will have the exact same result with Patricia purchasing the Swedish base game and then also buying the Latin DLC for Mark, herself, or even anyone else, to use on the same computer.

  • Do you have plans to release more languages? When???
New Language Packs will be released as they are completed. A full list of languages that are coming soon can be found on the Official Website.


Check out the Community Hub for Frequently Asked Questions and other cool stuff!

A BRIEF BACKGROUND


Influent is a Language Learning Game focusing primarily on vocabulary acquisition and pronunciation. It was initially developed in Japan at the University of Tsukuba's Entertainment Computing Laboratory under the Monbukagakusho Government Research Scholarship.

After research funding ran out, further funding from a wildly successful Kickstarter Campaign allowed for the completion of the game. A research paper on the ideas surrounding the game and its applications was published by the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), which can be viewed in its entirety here.

Cerinţe de sistem

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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24 din 27 oameni (89%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
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Postat: 6 aprilie
Influent is the best 'gamification' of vocabulary learning I have come across. I have spent over 10 hours with the Russian edition, I hesitate to call it a game so I'll say "application". Reading the negative reviews I am dissapointed with the community. You are simply a fool if you think you can just 'play' this and somehow become fluent or even remotely competent in your chosen language. Even a basic level of comprehension takes at least a year to develop with a lot of hard work involved in that year.

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

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

I highly recommend Influent as an AID to your language learning, not the only source.
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Influent is a great pastime for all language learners out there. Be warned, though: Influent is only about words. Forget the detailed explanation and examples given by Duolingo. Influent only tells us the gender of the words, their writing and their pronunciation.

This is not necessarily a bad thing as the interaction with objects (image association) greatly helps learn all the words. The very early on unlocked "Time Attack" mode tests our knowledge by randomly picking objects we've already found. Well, random is not a must but it is best not to test our short-term memory so let Influent pick from the entire list as it sees fit! Naturally, the more words we add to our vocabulary the greater challenge it will be to remember them.

To make it harder we can hide the text and force ourselves to listen closely to the recorded audio. Adjectives and verbs are not available at the beginning; by successfully completing the challenges we earn stars - these can then be spent to unlock the related words. Note that some of the objects are tricky to find: by pressing ctrl we can look at objects in a more detailed way. For instance, looking at the bed only yields us the word bed itself but by pressing ctrl the words mattress, bed frame, pillow and cover sheet can, too, be learned. This child-parent relationship adds extra fun to the exploration. The computer on the guy's desk is another example: pressing ctrl makes the keyboard, mouse, speaker and display available.

Pros:

--- A great way to help us learn a new language or improve upon our existing knowledge.
--- Objects are many and varied: thanks to Influent I'll surely remember the word stapler in French. :)

Cons:

--- Only 420 words... the apartment is nice but we could go elsewhere. For instance, we could visit the parents at their house which would allow us to see the garden. A house also has a cellar and a loft thereby allowing us to learn more. Not to mention the added pets or other animals as in the flat we only have a cat.
--- Expensive. I find 10 euros a bit much for one language pack. Duolingo is free which lacks this image association technique with the interactive gameplay but greatly makes up for it with more topics and - most of all - grammar.

Still, Influent is a great concept and hopefully it'll be expanded upon with new words & places to visit!
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Influent is possibly best vocabulary memorising game (btw, i'd rather name it - App) I've ever played. For the language learning, Duolingo is a free app with multi languages for you to choose from, to learn some languages based on your native language.

FYI: Just as what I said, Influent is designed for basic vocabulary memorising but not recommended for advanced language learners or those who keep many words in mind already.

As a college student in language teaching major, I've been told that one of the best way to learn vocabulary or to have language learners memorize it is have the words integrated with animation or with graphic presentations, which can stimulate the learners' brain and improves efficiency, leaving them with less vocabulary lethe. That's how Influent works here.

Hence if you're a starter in a language, Influent can definitely bring you tons of fun in learning it. Go get it and just get started.
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"Learning unknown languages with ordinary items in your flat"
You are in your virtual 3D flat (the graphics are minimal ok) and keep on clicking on objects to learn their name in your favourited new language. Each word will be added to your vocabulatory list and after 10 new words you can run some different tests on your knowledge (just voiced, hinted, non hinted).
The challenge is to find evertime new items in your small flat. Some items are parent items which have children items. Like bed to pillow, matrasse, blanket and bedframe. If you can master some nouns (do 3 tests in a row without mistakes) you can also open linked adjectives and verbs. 420 words can be found at least.
Nervewracking is just that the soundtrack restarts in every exploring phase and fanblades are rapidly moving to catch them as a word. Btw I cannot fly the plane ...
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You just Read and learn how to speak in different languages!

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

give it a try! :)

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