A typing tutorial for beginners of Hiragana and Katakana. Learn, type, and repeat in bite-sized progressively harder mini-games until you master these two Japanese kana systems.
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May 14, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I am developing JPN Burst to help people who struggle with staying focused when it comes to learning Japanese. While there are many apps that teach and instruct, they are the equivalent of worksheets and repetitious memorization. I want to make learning more accessible and engaging to where people are eager to keep going, rather than having to push themselves to a routine.

However, keeping that excitement for learning is a difficult challenge and everyone approaches learning differently. I want the players' input to understand what works and what doesn't work in keeping people engaged with learning.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I do not have a set target date. As I am in charge of all aspects of the game (including marketing), I find it really difficult to predict any kind of release date.”

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

“I plan to add the following to the full version:
A fully-featured story
More fleshed out game modes and environments
More customization
More content for the New Game+ system.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Players can learn the entire Japanese alphabet in the game's current state.

The harder difficulties have not been tested yet.”

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

“I plan to gradually raise the price as I add new content and features.”

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

“Players can offer me their feedback through Steam discussions, twitter, YouTube comments, and emails to pathospades2@gmail.com.”
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About This Game

JPN Burst is an ambitious indie game that compiles 90+ Japanese characters into easy lessons and true test-your-skill challenges.

Learn Japanese

The Japanese writing system is composed of Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. Instead of A to Z, Hiragana letters range from あ (a) to ん (n). Katakana will also range from ア (a) to ン (n). You will use the English equivalent (Romaji) to type Hiragana and Katakana.

You'll get 12 lessons and 4 tests for Hiragana. You'll also get 12 more lessons and 4 tests for Katakana. You can approach either one at any time.

Test Your Knowledge

Test: 15+ kana. Short time windows. Relentless patterns. Can you type it fast enough under pressure?

Type on your Command

Take full advantage of your keyboard! You won't have to wait your turn in this real-time gameplay.

Extraordinary Tools

No kana is too difficult. You can get free hints. You can mash your keyboard until it works. You can do both, making you unstoppable.

Multiple Save Files

Some apps restrict you to one account, meaning only one save file. Some games restrict to just three save files. JPN Burst offers MANY save files, so you, your spouse, your family, and maybe even the future you can enjoy a personal experience.

New Game+

Once you have learned the characters, it is not enough to just know them. Without practice, your memory will scatter the hard-learned lessons to the back of your brain. To account for that, you can replay the game with its harder difficulties.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 (SP1+) and Windows 10
    • Processor: x86, x64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 750 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DX10, DX11, DX12 capable
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Hardware vendor officially supported drivers.

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