Koe (声) is a JRPG with the Japanese language at the core of gameplay. Koe (声) combines traditional RPG gameplay with communicative language learning techniques to bring you a truly unique and rewarding gaming, language and story experience.
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June 15

Koe (声) Alpha V0.6u is now live.

Patch difference from last build (0.55m) is 373mb.

Our plan is to make this the second last update before our full world update. The next playable update will add a little more world, then we will release the full world to all players.

If you backed through the Humble Store, you can simply download the newest version via your widget purchase reward content.

If you are a Kickstarter backer with a Steam beta-unlock key, please make sure you opt into the correct beta for your platform (Note that for now the build is WINDOWS ONLY due to compute shaders no longer being properly supported on Linux/Mac platforms. We're still working on a fix, which should hopefully be available within the month)

You can do this by right clicking Koe (声) in your Steam library, selecting "Properties", clicking on the Betas tab and opting into one of three beta builds, select the correct one for your operating system. The default beta ("beta - ") is Windows.

The Kickstarter update related to this build is available at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/297265509/koe-a-jrpg-with-japanese-at-the-core-of-gameplay/posts/2536689
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April 2

Koe (声) Alpha V0.55m is now live

Patch difference from 0.4u is 754.8MB

If you backed through the Humble Store, you can simply download the newest version via your widget purchase reward content.

If you are a Kickstarter backer with a Steam beta-unlock key, please make sure you opt into the correct beta for your platform. Please note that the first release (and current patch) is windows only. We'll release the Linux/OSX versions once we've fixed the compute shader bug.

You can do this by right clicking Koe (声) in your Steam library, selecting "Properties", clicking on the Betas tab and opting into one of three beta builds, select the correct one for your operating system. The default beta ("beta - ") is Windows.

The Kickstarter update related to this alpha release is available here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/297265509/koe-a-jrpg-with-japanese-at-the-core-of-gameplay/posts/2467725
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About This Game

In Koe (声) you are sent to Japan as a high school exchange student. Make friends, learn the language and spend time with your homestay family during your time in the rural city of Sakurachou.
Eventually you'll realize this small Japanese city is harbouring a certain perculiarity in its shrine, you'll be transformed and sent on your way to Koe- a world full of cities, caves, shrine, battles along with new friends where your words will be your most powerful weapon.

Using your army of Japanese words you'll be able to attack, defend, heal and grind your way through the vast overworld, while returning to Sakuracho to learn the words you need to strengthen your arsenal. With your friends, will you be able to uncover the mystery of the princess Fleur and her family?

KEY FEATURES


Koe (声) is a narrative driven JRPG-inspired language learning game that aims to introduce the player to the Japanese language over the length of a modern and full RPG. Designed and developed by a team based between Japan, USA, and the UK, Koe (声) is an ongoing development to create a truly unique language learning experience.



A collusion of a rural Japanese city with the fantasy world of Koe is the setting of your journey. As you begin your travels you will find yourself at an airport at the beginning of the game, and will soon travel to your home to the town of Sakurachou. Here you will learn about living in Japan, learning the language and meet a variety of locals along the way. Some native, some from another world.



Your weapon of choice will be the Japanese language itself. By leveling the individual Kana, the building blocks of the Japanese language, you will be taught how to use the language to your advantage in battle as you uncover the secrets of the princess Fleur and the world of Koe.



As items become words, they become your arsenal in your fight against the corruption that threatens Koe. You'll need to learn as much as you can in Sakurachou in order to strengthen the Kana power you have gained, and explore the two worlds to gain as much knowledge as possible.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64-Bit
    • Processor: AMD FX or Intel Pentium Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GTX 570 1GB or Radeon 7750 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Vulkan supported, A controller is recommended to play Koe
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64-Bit
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 or Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Vulkan supported, A controller is recommended to play Koe
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.11
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 (Macbook Pro 2015)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Metal supported, A controller is recommended to play Koe
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.13
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 (Macbook Pro 2017)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon Pro 460MX
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Metal supported, A controller is recommended to play Koe
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or later, Steam OS
    • Processor: AMD FX or Intel Pentium Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GTX 570 1GB or Radeon 7750 1GB
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Vulkan supported, A controller is recommended to play Koe
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or later, Steam OS
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 or Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Vulkan supported, A controller is recommended to play Koe

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