Do you want to practice speaking English? What about traveling without leaving the comfort of your home? In The Secret of Puffin Cove, you do both: play immersive adventures, while practicing your English conversation! When done, we evaluate your level with a report.
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The Secret of Puffin Cove is a conversational adventure games, tailored to language learning and practicing. We are using the benefits of Early Access (EA) to test out mechanics not commonly experienced in virtual reality, and we would like to see how the public reacts to such a game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It will be in Early Access for at least 6 months. Enough time to gather the right data and make subsequent updates.”

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

“focus on conversational gameplay, with some interactions objects in the environment.

The full version, however, will have the full chapter of the episode. We will blend the mundane and the fantastic in a journey full of excitement, mystery and quirky humour based around traditional classics like “The Secret of Monkey Island” or the “Fable” series.

Furthermore, language practicing exercises will be developed and refined, introduced into each part within the chapter. These short games will test your reading, listening and conversational abilities.

There will be periodic updates to the EA version, containing

  • Voice over for the Captain Drake’s ghost
  • Added gameplay mechanics on the boat scene
  • Improved conversations and responses
  • Improved reporting system

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“It will be the first part of a story chapter, focusing on two scenes of the game: the cabin, and part of a boat trip. As further updates occur, more scenes and will be added, like a boat ride to the lighthouse.

There will be periodic updates to the EA version, containing

  • Voice over for the Captain Drake’s ghost
  • Added gameplay mechanics on the boat scene
  • Improved conversations and responses
  • Improved reporting system

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

“The price will be for each episode. Once you have the experience, you don't have to pay for it again. Nevertheless, when the game will reach its maturity, content and functionality wise, it will likely cost more.”

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

“Early access feedback will be vital to us, and we hope to gather the information we will need to better focus on making the right decisions towards a full game, instead of having a numerous instances of errors and misunderstandings.

We have created a FACEBOOK account and TWITTER account for our general followers, along with a Twitter account, specifically for this Early Access (https://twitter.com/SecretPuffin)

This will allow us to share planned updates and links to a forum where we can discuss and involve the community in the future development of the game.”
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Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.

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February 14

New Updates

This latest version (0.0.3) of the game includes several fixes:
  • Corrected typos in the scoring system.
  • Corrected typos in the text of the conversation with Finn.
  • You are now able to progress to the boat trip even after putting the coin into the luggage.
  • We have been tuning the scoring system a bit more.

Thank you very much to participate with your feedback

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December 18, 2018

Early Access is READY!!!

AHOY VR STEAMERS!

Our Monkey Island-esque adventure is on STEAM! You can now download and play The Secret of Puffin Cove: take off on a ghost pirate hunting adventure, while practicing your C1 English at the same time!

Please share with us your feedback so we can make the next updates better!

Share with your friends and have fun practicing your English in this wacky seaside adventure!

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Reviews

“The Secret of Puffin Cove is an adventure game with cool graphics for VR devices. A big plus in the game is that it is still a manual for learning English. Interesting and very useful! Recommended”
Recommended – Gaming Grandma

“Youtube VIDEO playthrough review”
Mr.WoodenSheep

About This Game

Would you like to improve your fluency in English? Are you a Virtual Reality (VR) fan who loves adventures?

The Secret of Puffin Cove is the perfect game for you. A conversational adventure game in VR that lets you practice your C1 level of English speaking!

You set sail off the southern coast of England, where a charismatic pirate tour guide helps you on a journey to solve a huge mystery at Morwen Bay. Armed with an intermediary level of English and a taste for adventure, you investigate a ghost story and navigate stormy weather to uncover the secret of Puffin Cove.

NOTES

For a better experience make sure you use a good quality microphone. HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift headsets come with an integrated microphone, while most of the Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets don't. In the latter case, make sure you use headphones with an integrated microphone.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 980
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: PC must be VR ready
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1070
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: PC must be VR ready

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