Travel back in time to help defend Hua Mulan against evil time bandits all while learning Chinese in this story-driven, role-playing, open 3D world episodic adventure.
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Feb 6, 2024

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Why Early Access?

“Early Access provides us with a unique opportunity to shape "Hua Mulan: A Chinese Learning Adventure" together with our community. It allows us to gather feedback, understand player experiences, and refine the game iteratively, ensuring that each chapter not only advances the story but also enhances the learning journey. This collaborative approach is crucial for creating an educational game that is both engaging and effective.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“While we aim to release a new chapter approximately every month to 45 days, the overall duration of Early Access will depend on the feedback we receive and our aspirations for the game's educational and entertainment value. Our goal is to ensure each chapter delivers on quality and engagement, making the timeline flexible to these commitments.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of "Hua Mulan: A Chinese Learning Adventure" will expand significantly on the foundation laid during Early Access. Beyond completing the 14-chapter narrative, we plan to introduce additional features such as avatar customization, more nuanced learning paths tailored to individual player progress, achievements to celebrate milestones, and new game mechanics that reinforce language learning. These enhancements will deepen the gameplay experience while maintaining a focus on educational outcomes.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version currently includes Chapter 1, offering players a comprehensive introduction to basic greetings in Chinese within an immersive storyline. We are actively developing Chapter 2, which will introduce more complex language interactions and cultural insights. The game is fully functional, with foundational gameplay and educational components effectively integrated.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, the pricing strategy for "Hua Mulan: A Chinese Learning Adventure" is designed to reward early supporters with the best value. The price will increase incrementally with the release of each new chapter. Investing in the game now not only grants access to the evolving adventure but also secures future content at today's price, offering great value for early learners and adventurers.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Community feedback is the cornerstone of our development process. We plan to be highly active on the Steam forums, engaging with players, gathering insights, and understanding the effectiveness of our educational content. This direct line of communication will allow us to make informed decisions on future chapters, gameplay mechanics, and learning features. Community surveys, beta testing for upcoming chapters, and regular development updates will also play a significant role in our iterative design process.”
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About This Game

Embark on an unparalleled journey through ancient China with "Hua Mulan: A Chinese Learning Adventure," a story-driven role-playing game uniquely designed to teach the Chinese language through immersive gameplay. This groundbreaking title combines the thrill of adventure with the practicality of language learning, offering players a compelling new way to achieve linguistic proficiency, specifically targeting the HSK 1 Test standards.


In "Hua Mulan: A Chinese Learning Adventure," players are transported to ancient China, where they join forces with the legendary heroine, Hua Mulan, to thwart the schemes of time-traveling adversaries seeking to alter history. As guardians of time, players will navigate through beautifully rendered landscapes, engage with historically inspired characters, and solve puzzles that are intricately tied to the Chinese language and culture.


The game's curriculum is ingeniously woven into 14 chapters, mirroring the first year of learning Chinese and targeting the HSK 1 Test proficiency. Players start their adventure mastering greetings and basic introductions in Chapter 1, with vocabulary such as "你 (you)," "好 (good)," and "你好 (hello)," alongside essential grammar and sentence patterns for initiating conversations.


As the journey unfolds, Chapter 2 introduces players to more complex interactions, expanding the vocabulary with terms like "您 (you- polite)," "对不起 (to be sorry)," and "老师 (teacher)," while delving into grammatical structures that form questions and express negations, preparing players for a variety of real-life conversations.


  • Language Learning Integrated into Gameplay: Every quest, dialogue, and interaction is an opportunity to learn and practice Chinese in an engaging, context-rich environment.
  • Story-Driven Adventure: Experience the rich tapestry of Chinese history and mythology, reimagined through the eyes of Hua Mulan and the challenges she faces.
  • Cultural Immersion: Beyond language, delve into the customs, traditions, and philosophical insights of ancient China, bringing depth and authenticity to your learning experience.
  • Progressive Difficulty: Designed to grow with you, the game's difficulty scales based on your language proficiency, ensuring a challenging yet achievable learning curve.
  • Community and Support: Join a community of language learners and enthusiasts, share your experiences, and find companions for your journey through ancient China.
  • Quest driven AI: Content adjusts as you play to ensure you're getting the help you need to be successful in the game and in learning Chinese.
  • Voice recognition Speak your responses in Chinese improving your speaking fluency.

"Hua Mulan: A Chinese Learning Adventure" is not just a game. It's a portal to the past, a bridge to a new language, and a testament to the enduring power of stories. Prepare to be captivated, educated, and inspired. Your adventure begins this Lunar New Year.


Experts agree that immersion and engagement are key for language learning. Practicing sentence patterns – which is key to learning a language – can be dry and boring. With a role-playing game that provides the needed scaffolding for language learning, you are given the motivation for practicing sentence patterns. You are immersed into a role-playing story where you must use and practice language naturally to be successful.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU @ 2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX10-capable GPU
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 40 GB available space

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