✨A fantasy language learning adventure where you learn a second language to save the the kingdom and befriend its people! 🎮
All Reviews:
Positive (14) - 85% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 20, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The total amount of content planned for Newcomer is not completed. Newcomer is currently a playable alpha. I would like to receive community feedback from early access users about the language learning systems/progression currently in place.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I anticipate being in Early Access for 6 - 9 more months.”

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

“We plan to expand the in-game world and language content. Currently, an early access user has access to learning a limited number of second language vocabulary and phrases. Some planned features are not present in the Early Access version of Newcomer, such as: Second language short stories, NPC trading screens, and player skills.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The store page currently gives an overview of all available content in the game. No future content is showcased.”

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

“The game will double in price for its full release.”

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

“I am planning on being active in the Steam discussion section as well as creating discussion threads related to certain mechanics of the game to better gather feedback.”
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About This Game

Language Immersion: Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Newcomer. This game offers English speakers an opportunity for beginners to learn and practice Spanish, French, or Italian. You'll find yourself in the heart of vibrant villages, surrounded by native speakers in your chosen language.

Results: In your adventure, you will:
- learn over 100 vocabulary words
- understand how to communicate 32 fundamental phrases
- gain exposure to hundreds of target language sentences
- start to identify correct pronunciation.

And fear not, you're not alone on this journey. The game integrates thoughtful support systems to assist you in making form-meaning connections, such as chunk translations.

As you traverse the game, you will unlock a new words and phrases, enabling you to engage in deeper and more nuanced conversations. From simple greetings to complex social interactions, bartering at local markets to sharing stories of your adventures, your linguistic repertoire will grow.

Language learning is not without its hurdles, but Newcomer makes it easier with the sentence crafting mechanism. It offers the freedom to experiment, fail, and ultimately succeed in crafting meaningful dialogues.

Unlike other language learning applications, Newcomer embeds you in an intricately crafted, context-rich world. It provides a series of engaging, progressively challenging tasks that naturally promote the language acquisition process. The "Tasks" component guides you through meaningful and focused conversations, turning every interaction into a learning opportunity.

Outside the safety of the village, you'll encounter wild creatures and evil mages. Use your newfound language skills to cast spells and protect yourself, offering another engaging way to reinforce your learning.

Measuring your language progression is a difficult task. Luckily, you'll be equipped with a proficiency graph. Mastery of vocab (single words) and phrases (multi-word phrases) are achieved by translation streaks in battle, while mastery of conversation tasks is measured by total task completion.

Your journey through the game will take you from village to village, embarking on various quests, battling local bosses, trading and interacting with diverse characters! The ultimate goal? Use the power of your new language to overcome the Dark Crimson, and save the world of Newcomer.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.66 Ghz Core 2 Duo or Greater
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 500+ / Radeon 5000+ or Greater
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS *: Windows 8.1+
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz Quad Core or Greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 600+ / Radeon 6000+
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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