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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!
发行日期: 2014年3月20日
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注意: If you are purchasing Influent for the first time, choose the language you would like to learn. If you've already purchased one language, you can buy additional languages as DLC.
The game's User Interface is currently available in English, Japanese, Russian, German, Swedish, and French.

购买 Influent - Deutsch [Learn German]

购买 Influent - 한국어 [Learn Korean]

购买 Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]

购买 Influent - Русский [Learn Russian]

购买 Influent - Español [Learn Spanish]

购买 Influent - Français [Learn French]

购买 Influent - Svenska [Learn Swedish]

购买 Influent - български [Learn Bulgarian]

购买 Influent - 普通话 [Learn Mandarin Chinese]

购买 Influent - English [Learn English]

购买 Influent - 日本語 [Learn Japanese]

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Russian Roulette

2014年7月24日

What's New?

This just in:

The highly anticipated Russian Language Pack has been released and is now available for purchase as either DLC (for existing players) or as a standalone product.

Influent has also received an update that addresses a number of issues reported on the community forums. A big "Thank You!" to everyone who helped by taking the time to upload screenshots and provide us with detailed bug reports. We really do appreciate it!

Update 1.5
  • Fixed the infamous Sneeze bug (vocab list entries disappearing)
  • Fixed text resizing bug when using R/F hotkeys
  • Resized and moved GUI elements to accommodate for future GUI updates

What's Next?

Things that are happening:
  • Processing audio for Italian Language Pack
  • Trying to get the Swedish, Spanish, and Italian articles added
  • Editing UI translations for MANY new GUI Packs (soon to come)
  • Preparing for Gamescom 2014

Gamescom 2014!

Get excited! Influent and Three Flip Studios is coming to Gamescom 2014!!!

Rob and Anthony will be in Cologne next month showing off Influent to the European demographic of language learners! Additionally, Three Flip has been quietly working on a new project that will debut on the GamesPark floor! Come by the booth and check it out! :D

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Latest Updates

2014年4月9日

What's New?

Two new updates have just been released, one right after the other. Below is a list that covers all the major changes/fixes so feel free to give them a look over if you're interested!

Update 1.3

  • Audio pronunciations now play on single click (revert in options menu)
  • Stingray IV's Barrel Roll has been disabled for further review/repair (?)
  • German and French articles have been added (revert with 'F' key)
  • Added dots to vocab list entries to denote words with uncollected adjs/verbs
  • Stars are now marked silver if forgotten or mistaken
  • Added customizable volume levels for Voice/Music/Sound
  • Added FOV Slider (vertigo fix)
  • Created separate Camera Inversion options for First/Third Person view mode
  • Pager arrows [<< | >>] now jump 5 pages left/right
  • Various Language Pack updates and fixes 「フライパン!」
  • Improved performance maybe kinda sorta hopefully yes?
  • Fixed Page 42 Time Attack issue!
  • Vocab List now auto-opens to newest page
  • Improved Texture Quality

Update 1.4

  • Fixed "Wrong" when it's clearly supposed to be "Correct" (very sorry)
  • Framerate/VSync Options are now saved and loaded
  • Silver Stars now appear everywhere and also persist through saves
  • Fixed Window being centered on dual monitor launch (windows only - no idea about mac/linux)
  • Updated German Language Pack (fixed all known mistakes)
  • Fixed Weird Lagginess! (bewm)

What's Next?

Here's a short list of what I'm working on at the moment (in order of what to expect first).

  • Swedish Articles
  • Russian Language Pack
  • Ukrainian Language Pack
  • Arabic Language Pack
  • BIG User Interface Release (many languages)
  • Spanish Articles

PAX East

I'll be crawling the floor at PAX East with my laptop, showing off Influent to anyone and everyone who'll care to listen! Maybe I'll see you there! :D

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评测

“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

关于游戏

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 Patirica'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 Monbukagaksho 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.

系统需求(PC)

    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

系统需求(MAC)

    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

系统需求(Linux)

    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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看到这“游戏”(或许是教学软件吧)上市后我就弄了一份。这软件的中文语音相当不错了,感觉还带了点京腔= =德语语音也还是不错的(我只听了我认识词的语音)。开发商搞出这么个娱乐的游戏(软件),我们应该大力支持才对。


总之。这东西不错。推荐!
发布于:2014年3月20日
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首先作为为不算是多见的语言类或者是学习类的游戏,在发行之初我便注意到这款游戏了。
在还没有购买之前,我对于它的第一感觉就是“Scriblenauts Unlimited”,但SU毕竟是以娱乐为主,
学习为辅。不过两者总让我感觉有异曲同工之妙。

Influent目前可供学习的语言有:西班牙语、德语、法语、拉丁语、朝鲜语、英语、瑞典语、保加利亚语、中文(官话)、日语这几种语言。第一次购买本体(9.9usd)之后,可以学习你所购买的制定语言,其它的语言作为DLC购买
使用。就语言种类来说也还算丰富了,相信日后应该会有更多的语言补充。

现在说一下游戏的运行机制。简单来说,看上去就是一个多了个主人公的单词学习游戏,让你把身边常见的一些东西的表达记住。但是,不可否认游戏的出发点和理念还是很正确的。作为一个英语教育专业的学生,我从中可见语言学、心理学等等学科所体现的当今主流的学习模式。就拿一点来说,文字对人脑的刺激强度远不如图像来得强,图片也更容易为大脑所记忆。因而游戏中所展现的图文并茂记忆(Meaningful Memorising)效果会比单纯的机械记忆(Mechanical Memorising)要更加有效。而这种方法也为小学基础语言教育所使用。第二,如果懂得美国心理学家阿士尔(Dr. J.Asher)提出的TPR(Total Physical Response)的人应该会知道,人们在幼儿时期学习语言时是听说促进言语和书面表达能力的提升,当通过听说获得的信息通过量变达到质变,幼儿就能自然地运用语言表达出自己的意思了。这里虽然在Influent中并没有完全使用到TPR的方法,但是其提供了良好的听与说相结合的模式,这无疑讲会为将来更进一步的语言学习打下一个很好的基础。

当然Influent提供的学习范围还是偏向基础、局限之处还是可见,但它还是能给你学习外语带来不少的乐趣,激发你的兴趣,要是加以认真学习,定会对将来有不少好处。
发布于:2014年6月21日
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Ok, so this game seemed great at first glance. The whole concept of studying language while playing a videogame probably seems fantastic for every gamer like me, who also likes to broaden his knowledge everyday. However, Influent isn't what I expected it to be. I didn't do much research before buying, just a short review by someone who generally praised the game but mentioned lack of insight on japanese "kanji", which immediately put japanese pack off my to-buy list. Therefore for starters, I picked up french pack.

After a bit more than 1 hour of playtime, I can pretty much say that for me the game is a large disappointment. The whole game is situated in a small condo which contains about 400 different objects that you can interract with, and consequently learn more about them in order to improve your vocabulary. Those consist mostly out of basic household items.
In French, gender is of crucial importance, and although the game tells you which gender a certain object is, when you actually learn them, gender pronouns or indefinite articles are excluded from the actual word. For example instead of "une lampe" or "la lampe" you'll study "lampe", which means you'll still need to study gender separatly. Furthermore, the game doesn't cover one bit of grammar.

The game itself isn't particularly fun either, since one is as already mentioned, trapped inside a small condo. If the game would include also some other everyday areas like playground, trainstation, gym, school etc. it would vastly improve the vocabulary covered, but I'm afraid this will either never be available or will be purchasable as a "dlc", for which I honestly wouldn't waste a cent anymore since I don't consider the 400 foreign words to be worth of 10€, while you can learn them for free in (in a sense of content) much better covered "game" called Duolingo, or Anki.

Summary: I love the basic idea, but it lacks a lot of content. Although it is obviously considered as a supplement to your language studies, I still believe that it could've included a lot more than just bare 400 words.
发布于:2014年3月22日
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So far, 30% of the words have been loan-words (katakana). The rest are alternatives to the same word; verbs, which losely apply to the nouns they're tied to; and maybe 10% are adjectives which are the only thing I can imagine being useful in everyday speech.

You're confined to a tiny apartment and although you can open cupboards and drawers you find mostly duplicate items of what's laying around. There are no ways to look out into the world beyond the apartment and nothing to offer beyond basic vocabulary that you can get for free at a site like Memrise.com
发布于:2014年3月20日
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Influent is a great idea. Though it does need some refining, it's a very helpful and affordable option for begginer to intermediate language learners.

If your only goal is to verbally pick up new key nouns and verbs for a trip abroad, Influent will suffice. However for more in-depth learners who wish to read it's best paired with good old fashioned studying. A primary example of this is that it won't help you understand how to actually read any languages that use non-roman-based characters (e.g. Russian, Chinese, Japanese). Note that you can enable english readings of any language if literacy isn't your primary goal.

I'm very excited to see a real game for language learning, instead of tedious and very over-priced software (Yeah, I'm looking at YOU, Rosetta Stone). I sincerely hope to eventually see DLCs or updates that will allow users to explore the world outside of the small apartment, add more unique yet commonplace items for each culture, or perhaps interact with NPCs to practice dialouge...crossing my fingers and keeping and eye on this game ;)

Pros: Playble area is filled to the brim with hundreds of everyday objects to study, DOES include verbs that will unlock as you learn nouns that they're relevant to, affordable, a highly customizeable and unique learning experience.

Cons: Small environment, UI is almost too minimalistic (can't cycle though word details; have to return to vocab list), and you can only learn commonplace North American items (useful but limited).
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