Influent är ett språkinlärningsspel som främst fokuserar på vokabulär och uttal. Det är verkligen fantastiskt.
Användarrecensioner: Mest positivt (459 recensioner)
Utgivningsdatum: 20 mar, 2014

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Notis: 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

Köp Influent - Suomi [Learn Finnish]

Köp Influent - Português do Brasil [Learn Brazilian Portuguese]

Köp Influent - Español [Learn Spanish]

Köp Influent - Français [Learn French]

Köp Influent - Русский [Learn Russian]

Köp Influent - Português [Learn European Portuguese]

Köp Influent - Italiano [Learn Italian]

Köp Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]

Köp Influent - български [Learn Bulgarian]

Köp Influent - Svenska [Learn Swedish]

Köp Influent - 普通话 [Learn Mandarin Chinese]

Köp Influent - English [Learn English]

Köp Influent - 한국어 [Learn Korean]

Köp Influent - Deutsch [Learn German]

Köp Influent - 日本語 [Learn Japanese]

 

Rekommenderat av kuratorer

"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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25 mars

Finnish Finished



SEE THE OFFICIAL BLOG POST HERE

Suomi Is Here!

We are happy to announce that the Finnish Language Pack is now available on the Influent Steam store page. This fifteenth language can be purchased as DLC by existing users for $4.99 while new users can grab the full game + Finnish or any other language pack for $9.99.

What's Next?

More languages are in the works but we at Three Flip Studios are focusing our attention on a new project called Armed and Gelatinous, currently on both Greenlight and Kickstarter!

We plan to invest income from sales of Armed and Gelatinous into expanding on Influent so please give it some love if you're down for the cause.

Kiitos!

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20 februari

Brazilian Breeze



SEE THE OFFICIAL BLOG POST HERE

HI EVERYBODY!

Brazilian Portuguese has arrived on the scene! Existing Influent players can pick up this hot new Language Pack as DLC for $4.99 USD while newcomers can grab the base game packaged with this or any of the 14 currently available Language Packs for $9.99 USD.

NEW USER INTERFACE LANGUAGES!

In addition to this fancy new Langauge Pack, 4 brand new User Interface Languages have been added to the game as well, free of charge! These highly requested languages are as follows:
  • Español [Spanish]
  • Italiano [Italian]
  • Português [Portuguese]
  • Português do Brasil [Brazilian Portuguese]

More updates on the way so stay tuned!

Viva!

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Recensioner

“Influent är ett fantastiskt sätt att lära sig nya ord. Jag älskar idén och jag älskar att spela det. Influent får 9 av 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/

Om detta spel

Andrew Cross är rasande!


I tre långa år satt han instängd med sitt arbete och utvecklade en enhet som han verkligen trodde var ett tekniskt genombrott när det gällde hur människor samverkar med världen runt omkring dem. En enhet som kunde scanna vilket föremål som helst i den verkliga världen och sedan tala om vad den hette på vilket språk som helst! Han kallade sin fina nya uppfinning ”SanjigenJiten” och ordnade så att han fick demonstrera enhetens fantastiska möjligheter för världens största teknikföretag Technoglobe International.


Men när han var där förälskade han sig i en flicka som han träffade i labbet och medan hon stal hans hjärta var det någon som i det tysta stal hans enhet! Nu har Technoglobe gått ut och marknadsfört SanjigenJiten som sin egen och håller till och med på att skydda det namn han så smart tänkt ut!


Men Andrew Cross har en plan. Han har gjort en ännu bättre version av SanjigenJiten och lanserat den i en online-kampanj, där han svär att han ska lära sig 300 ord på ett främmande språk för att väcka uppmärksamhet kring Technoglobes fula stöld och bevisa att hans enhet verkligen fungerar! Men fungerar verkligen SanjigenJiten? Kan Andrew verkligen klara det? Spela Influent och se!!!



”Genom att dra in spelaren i målspråket härmar Influent hur vi naturligt lär oss vårt modersmål. Jag föreslår att du ger Influent en chans.”
-Steve Hammond, Somnambulant-Gamer

Inspirerad av gamla Dreamcast-titlar (Shenmue och Toy Commander) involverar Influent spelarna i en helt interaktiv 3D-miljö där namnet på nästan varje tänkbar sak i spelet kan visas med ett enkelt klick! Faktiskt kan man få ännu mer information genom att dubbelklicka! Varje dörr, låda och skåp kan öppnas med ett högerklick här och ett högerklick där, och avslöja fler och fler saker att lära sig! Fullpackat med hundratals hörbara uttal (noggrant inspelade för spelet) ger Influent spelarna en unik möjlighet att njuta av att lära sig både vokabulär och uttal i det språk de valt.

För närvarande kan 10 språk laddas ner och Influent kombinerar glädjen i att spela datorspel med språkinlärningsprocessen, vilket resulterar i belöningar i verkliga livet och framsteg som stannar hos användarna resten av livet.

Influent: ett nytt grepp på språkinlärning.

  • Ljud från infödda talare
  • Synonymbytesfunktion
  • Lär dig i din egen takt!
  • Helt interaktiv modern lägenhet
  • Över 420 ord att samla in och lära sig
  • Innehåller substantiv, adjektiv och verb
  • 10 språk att välja bland (fler kommer snart!)


  • Hur gör jag för att köpa spelet?
Om du undrar över hur du kan köpa spelet, läs följande exempel om Mark och Patricia.

Om Mark vill lära sig latin ska han köpa ”Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]” i butiken. Om hans fru Patricia sedan vill lära sig svenska, bör Mark sedan köpa DLC-enheten som heter ”Influent DLC - Svenska [Learn Swedish]" i butiken. Det kan också göras av Patricia och fungerar på exakt samma sätt när Patricia köper det svenska grundspelet och sedan också DLC Latin till Mark, eller också till någon annan som ska använda det på samma dator.

  • Planerar ni att släppa fler språk? När???
Nya språkpaket släpps när de är klara. En fullständig lista över språk som kommer snart finns på vår officiella hemsida.


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EN KORTFATTAD BAKGRUND


Influent är ett språkinlärningsspel som främst fokuserar på vokabulär och uttal. Det utvecklades först i Japan på Underhållningsdatorlaboratoriet vid Universitetet i Tsukuba med hjälp av Monbukagakusho Governments forskningsstipendium.

När forskningspengarna tog slut sköt en vansinnigt framgångsrik Kickstarter kampanj till pengar för att göra spelet klart. Ett forsknings-rapport om idéerna kring spelet och applikationerna publicerades av Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) och det kan läsas i sin helhet här.

Systemkrav

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
Hjälpsamma kundrecensioner
288 av 296 personer (97%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
6.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 23 oktober, 2014
Before you buy this game, make sure you are buying it for the RIGHT reasons. This game is amazing, exactly the kind of learning style I love and was looking for.

BUT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ATTENTION, NEED TO KNOW TIPS: When doing the time challenge, you have to DOUBLE click an object to select it as your answer. I don't think it tells you that, or I didn't notice. :) Double clicking outside of the game mode, will bring up a window with more details on that object/word you are clicking. Also, when you click on your vocab list, click a word, and there is a little "eye" icon you can click to see what the word is in your native language. I also HIGHLY recommend reading all the hints at the top left of the screen to get the most out of this game, it doesn't take long to read them all. Have fun all!
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
74 av 82 personer (90%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
1.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 december, 2014
GREAT CONCEPT BUT LACKING CONTENT

First off you must understand this is a vocabulary learning game and nothing more. If you dont have another form of learning the language this game is pretty much useless. I got this to brush up on french I had learned in high school. I paid $5 for it on sale and even at that price felt slightly disappointed. I had no idea you would be restricted to a one bedroom apartment with access to only learning 400 mundane names of household items. If this game was expanded to a small town type environment where you could go to say the store, a trainstation, etc. This game would be 5 stars, If a DLC was released with at least an equal number of new words in a new environment i would consider paying another $5 for it.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
55 av 60 personer (92%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
2.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 12 februari
(This review is about the German version of the game)

Numerous items in this game can be highlighted separately despite not having own words associated to them (for example parts of a light switch), numerous words are pronounced weirdly, there are multiple speakers pronouncing them and at least one of them is really bad at the language, some German nouns chosen only fit poorly, and some are flat out wrong (flowers in their pots are surrounded by "garbage"...; "bottles" become "cans"), while the 'synonyms' listed leave much to be desired.
A good few of the objects in the game are also extremely American, like extensive baseball equipment, or skateboards, and won't be seen in many of the countries whose languages the different DLCs aim to help with.
Considering how long this has been on Steam without such things being rectified, I can't assume that any of the above will be fixed in further patches.

Before the "screen" becomes a "computer", I can't quite view this as jolly.

It gets downright infuriating in the time attack tests when it asks you for a "pen", and it actually wants the "pencil", while the "pen" is viewed as wrong (bonus: only the pencil can "write", the pen can't...), or when it wants a "lamp", and the "light" is seen as a fundamentally different creature.


Edit:
By now, I've found dozens of wrongly pronounced words, as well as a bunch with wrongly assigned genders.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
90 av 115 personer (78%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
1.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 oktober, 2014
Everyday I wake up in this apartment trying to think of a way to escapse, but my hands never grab anything. They feel cold and lifeless. the only other thing living here in this eternal hell is the cat, but I think it's dead. Every time I try to talk it feels like my mouth can't open. Some days I spend just by looking at the door thinking someone will save me, but no one comes to my rescue. In the time that I don't try to escape I learn Korean, cause it's the only interaction I can get in this hell. 내 발은 아픈, 그리고 먹을 수 없습니다. 누군가가 저를 저장합니다. 8/10
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
38 av 38 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
4 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
6.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 27 oktober, 2014
You are locked in your apartment until you can recite every object in another language.

What's the [insert language] word for HELP!

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Essentially you walk around an apartment suite adding common household objects to your vocabulary inventory which serves as a sort of self-pacing mechanism. Find them all and you will learn how to say 420 words in another language, (284 nouns, 68 adjectives and 68 verbs,) all you have to do is retain them all.

If anthing this will most certainly serve to give you a basic understanding of pronounciation in a more interactive and engaging way than listening to someone repeating the same words on an audio cassette.

Do audio cassettes give you achievements for learning words in another language? No.
Does this game teach you necessary fundamentals in another language? Not really.
Will you learn how to say words like "lotion," "nuts" and "ceiling fan"? Absolutely!
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
128 av 203 personer (63%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
2.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 19 oktober, 2014
Clicked on a cat. Flew a plane into a garbage can. Learned Latin.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
26 av 30 personer (87%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 13 oktober, 2014
Only useful for learning vocab. I know that this game makes it very clear that it will only teach you vocab words, but a lot of people bought it hoping for a good way to start learning a language. No software that exists, even comprehensive ones like rosetta stone, can't teach you a language quickly or thoroughly (no matter what the commercials say). This game utilizes visual and audio cues to increase your vocabulary pretty effectively, but don't bother with it unless you already have an understanding of the language or are currently taking a class.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
24 av 29 personer (83%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
3.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 september, 2014
excellent tool to help you learn other languages, i do feel this game would benefit having more places to go instead of just the house for example going to the shop and buying items but currently it's very good and worth the money :)
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
11 av 11 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
2.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 27 oktober, 2014
It's a excellent game for those looking to brush-up on their vocabulary. It is not, I repeat not for those looking to start learning a language. I am currently taking a course in french, and this has been helpful for working on my vocabulary.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
11 av 11 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 2 mars
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! :)

Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
13 av 16 personer (81%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
1.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 12 oktober, 2014
Not a bad little program for adding some basic vocabulary. I have the Spanish version, which unfortunately only caters to European Spanish, complete with the infamous lisp. Though the little quiz feature encourages you remember the vocabulary, this game could do with some more interesting, practical excercises, what we language teachers call "Drilling". Overal not bad and not expensive, but don't expect this game to make you fluent; you will only learn and handful basic nouns and I'm assuming that all of the language packs are the same.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
8 av 8 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
4.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 15 december, 2014
I'd definitely recommend this game for people who want to expand their vocabulary, but there are a few things I'd like to point out.
-While this is almost never required for romance languages, in Japanese, Chinese and Korean, words, Especially adjectives and verbs, can be synonymous but imply different things. This is almost always the case in Japanese, where verbs have transitive and intransitive forms, but this is not listed in the definition, only one form is presented. This means doing research on the word you'll find yourself using more will help you be more fluent in the long run.
-So much katakana... I'd like to see really rare kanji forms of words, as they can appear in stories and some videogames (You know, like English games using the words, 'Thee', 'Thou', etc. They're rare because of their age, but they can still find a use in medieval style games!). In fact, I might prefer it that way as I want to learn as much words as possible and converting English to katakana is easy when you learn about how Japanese pronunciation works. Just add a note to say it's rare to avoid confusion.
-Some objects are... Odd. I saw this red box and the definition said it was a piggy bank or something, I was confused until I saw a dial, which meant it was a safe. Maybe you should make objects cliched/stereotyped and exaggerated to help people understand with a quick glance.
-It doesn't follow spaced repitition, so you can mash the replay button endlessly until you get yourself a star. If you're a serious learner, never press the replay button, as you just bring it back to your short term memory and fail to remember it the next few days, at least space the replays by an hour the *first* time you try it.
-Lists make it too easy sometimes, avoid using them and just use the random button, as I found myself just clicking whatever's next to the last object I clicked on, as I was able to remember the next thing I added right after. This is a mnemonic that relies on the location of the object INGAME, so it doesn't really help you learn. If you really want to do lists, run around the whole house clicking random items and adding them to the list, avoiding any sort of order or pattern.

And here's some tips for Japanese:
-Avoid Romaji, in fact, do kanji, when you don't know a word, you don't know it, there's no improving your ability to decipher meaning from kanji, so just dive right into it. Do kana if you're really keen on learning pronunciation before reading, and want to do it really, really quickly. Same thing probably applies with Pinyin and Hanzi, but I haven't played the Chinese version so I don't know if Pinyin is provided.
-The dots that appear between kana when you look at how to read the kanji is important, memorise the kana in sections divided by the dots, and their associated kanji (e.g. (毎日 [まい*にち] まい is 毎 and にち is 日)) This is important, words might have multiple readings, and you might get them wrong, but if you memorise at least ONE reading for the kanji, you can type it on a computer, and even get the correct reading by typing the kanji on a dictionary.
-While katakana is easy when you know it well enough, sometimes it isn't, as you might say different versions of a word (E.g. Fairy Floss vs. Cotton Candy, (Well, it's neither when translated to Japanese, but you get my point!)) or it's just katakana but isn't based on English, (e.g. パン for bread). Either way, it's nice to learn a ton of katakana in this game as you get badges for it.

Other than that, it's good as you'll find objects in an every day home, and the exploration stops you from being bored quickly, and most importantly:
It makes you think of (and therefore associate the word you're learning with) objects and pictures, rather than the English translation, which means that you can achieve fluency which allows you to form sentences in the language you want in your head directly, rather than creating an English sentence, translating it to your wanted language, THEN saying, writing or expressing it.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
8 av 8 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
5.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 mars
"Learning unknown languages with ordinary items in your flat"
Some items are parent items which have children like bed to pillow, matrasse, blanket and bedframe.
If you master some nouns (make a challenge 3 times without writing and other hints)
you can also open linked adjectives and verbs. 420 words can be found max.
Nervewracking is just the soundtrack restarts in every exploring phase and fanblades are apparently moving. Btw I cannot fly the plane ...
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
8 av 9 personer (89%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 10 november, 2014
I walk around and learn some words here, then I go to duolingo and learn some stuff there. Makes a great pair with duolingo.

BEWARE: there seems to be no way to change the controls so if you're not a WASD user, you'll have to use the arrow keys.

Still, great way to learn basic everyday words and impress your grandma.

EDIT: Fromt he developer: how to change keybinds

>We have posted this information on our help page[playinfluent.com]
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>"Controls can be customized by holding down the ‘SHIFT’ key on PC or the ‘OPTION’ key on Mac when the game is launched."
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>This means hold down the button when you hit "PLAY" on steam it self. A config window will pop up, Input is the 2nd tab.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
8 av 9 personer (89%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
8.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 januari
So I was robbing this dude's apartment and ended up learning a new language.

Seriously, though, this is a fun way to learn all those boring but essential words like bed, shelf, couch, etc. The game keeps you motivated with the To-Do List and the unlockables, as well as the Steam achievements.

Does it go beyond basic words? Yes! For pretty much every noun, you eventually unlock an adjective, adverb, verb, etc. that goes along with it, giving you context to use your new words in! Now you know how to call your television stupid or a book interesting. (Sentences are not given, though, just to clarify that.) More than one adjective is given to plenty of nouns, so there are more words to learn that you think at first. There's also fun with the treasure hunt element to it as far as some of the words/items go, like finding slippers under the bed.

While I would happily recommend this to a complete beginner, I've been learning Russian for about eight months and I still found this game to be incredibly useful. Each way of testing yourself comes with simple and useful options. Don't know the Cyrillic alphabet yet? You can choose for the Russian words to be in Latin characters/Romanized. (I am guessing this would ring true for other language options.) You can choose to be tested on the words with or without audio, with or without sound, and with or without your native language translation. (Having all enabled is the default, of course.)

Also, the voice is a pleasant female one, if that matters to you.

The option to test your vocabulary words being given only the audio and not the text has helped me a lot, so I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to improve their listening/recognition skills.

It also helps that for each test, there are repeat items in each room, so when you're doing kitchen vocabulary, you can click on the book in the kitchen without having to go into another room, and you don't need to walk over to the bathroom just so you can click on soap, since both also exist in the kitchen. So there is a lot of unnecessary moving around avoided.

I had to reconfigure the trackpad on my MacBook to be able to enable the right-click options (which are important, since they open doors, shelves and whatnot) but it was quite simple. The game also is very clever and you can click on things very easily, even if you're at a weird angle. You don't need to be close to click on things, which is nice when you want to click on the magnet in the other room.

Like other people said it's not something you'd use to learn the entire language. It doesn't go into grammar. But if there was a language-learning food pyramid, this could definitely be your хлеб.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
9 av 11 personer (82%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 oktober, 2014
Very easy to use and intuitive. The customer support is also amazing and I will be supporting the developers in the future.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
6 av 6 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
3.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 november, 2014
Influent is quite basic in nature with the simple objective of walking around a small 4 room apartment clicking on objects to learn their pronounciation in any given target language. Although it hosts this extremely simplistic goal it really does a sucessful job at drawing the players attention in and making them want to learn. It is notable that Influent isn't going to form you into some language speaking master capable of conversing in any language but it does provide a solid baseline in which you can form your grammatical understanding on top of. If anything, just for the purpose of learning 400+ words this game is a invaluable source for language learners in a somewhat beggining state.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
10 av 14 personer (71%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 9 november, 2014
Influent is a great idea. It's nice to be able to point at anything and find out the word.
As others have mentioned, this game is not going to teach you to speak a foreign language, it's just a way to learn some vocabulary. It's unlikely in my opinion that anyone would be content with learning a few nouns and have no understanding of how the language works so you definitely won't learn to speak a new language from scratch with this software.

I had this in mind when I chose the language to install. Since I speak Spanish pretty fluently I knew there wouldn't be much point there. Instead I chose to install the French version as I have a basic understanding of French. Now, I loved the point at anything and learn how to say it concept, the problem for me is that the things you can point at are household objects that, if you are learning a language, you are likely to have learnt elsewhere.

I found the environment to be really claustrophobic, it's a small flat with only a lounge, a kitchen, a bathroom (which I initially missed as the door's shut) and a bedroom.
I was disappointed that you can't go outside. You can't even see out of the windows. There could have been all kinds of interesting vocabulary to learn if you could. Different environments would really help here. The key would be to expose the player to environments with vocabulary unlikely to be covered in textbooks or other forms of study. It would also make it more exciting. What if the game took place on an aircraft, or in a castle? That may sound strange but how many people learn to say lifejacket or moat when studying a language? I'm not saying it isn't practical to start in a house as that is more useful, I'm just saying if someone is really trying, chances are they will have learnt those words elsewhere. This could be a great way to learn less familiar vocab with new environments as DLC. They wouldn't even need to be big, think of the possibilities involved in naming all of the parts of a car, for example.
There also need to be more minigames to memorize new words, in my opinion. The my Spanish coach DS game had good ideas here that the developer could ape perhaps.
Bottom line, great idea with good potential but not quite there yet.
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It's a nice game, it will teach you some substantives and some few verbs and adjectives.

However, it's all limited to a room, kitchen and bathroom scenario, which, its a bit useless since it miss lots of important words.

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A fun little way to learn a language. You play as an inventor trying to prove his language-learning device, and you spend your time wandering about his apartment, finding out the words for different objects and testing yourself on your retention. I could go in-depth about this, but this is basically an inexpensive learning aid, and it does its job very well. I'm currently using this to refresh and bolster my Chinese language skills, but I'll certainly be purchasing other languages as time goes on!
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