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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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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October 31

Early Access is almost ready

Hi Play2Speakers!!

Thanks again for your support: we are at over 1000 installs, with 220+ downloads and over 300 wishlists!!

We are working hard on making the early access ready in November. It will include a working scoring system, as we try to close the partnership deal with an Assessment Agency.

With such partnership, we will assess you English as you play, in accordance to the way they measure their students!

Tutorial session will we be improved, as well!

Be patient and stay tuned.

Oh, if you want to follow us and add your comments, please go to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Play2Speak/
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September 26

We are finally on STEAM!!

Hello everyone,

Finally, The Secret of Puffin Cove is finally out on STEAMVR! We are counting on you all to give us feedback and help us make this demo into a great early access!

We will update this hub periodically with content about the next update, and about advancement with the game.

Feel free to follow us here, or on our webpage: www.play2speak.com

Write to you soon,

Giuseppe - Play2Speak
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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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