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“By immersing the player in the target language, Influent closely models the way we naturally learn our native language. I suggest giving Influent a try.”
-Steve Hammond, Somnambulant-Gamer

Inspired by Dreamcast titles of old (namely Shenmue and Toy Commander) Influent immerses players in a fully interactive 3D environment where the names for absolutely every object in the game can be gleaned with a single click! In fact, even more information can be learned with a double-click! Every door, drawer, and cabinet can be opened with a right-click here and a right-click there, revealing more and more things to be learned! Packed to the brim with hundreds of native audio pronunciations (painstakingly recorded specifically for this game), Influent offers players a unique opportunity to enjoy learning both vocabulary and pronunciation in the language of their choice.

With 10 languages currently available for download, Influent combines the joys of playing a video game with the language learning process, resulting in real-life rewards and achievements that will remain with players for the rest of their lives.

Influent: Language Learning Redefined.

  • Audio from native speakers
  • Synonym swap functionality
  • Learn at your own pace!
  • Fully interactive modern apartment
  • Over 420 words to collect and master
  • Includes Nouns, Adjectives, and Verbs
  • 15+ Languages to choose from (more coming soon!)


  • How exactly should I purchase the game?
If you're confused about how to purchase the game, please read the following example about Mark and Patricia.

If Mark wants to learn Latin, he should purchase the "Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]" store item. If his wife Patricia then wants to learn Swedish, Mark should then purchase the DLC store item entitled "Influent DLC - Svenska [Learn Swedish]." This can also be done from Patricia's perspective and will have the exact same result with Patricia purchasing the Swedish base game and then also buying the Latin DLC for Mark, herself, or even anyone else, to use on the same computer.

  • Do you have plans to release more languages? When???
New Language Packs will be released as they are completed. A full list of languages that are coming soon can be found on the Official Website.
Check out the Community Hub for Frequently Asked Questions and other cool stuff!A BRIEF BACKGROUND
Influent is a Language Learning Game focusing primarily on vocabulary acquisition and pronunciation. It was initially developed in Japan at the University of Tsukuba's Entertainment Computing Laboratory under the Monbukagakusho Government Research Scholarship.

After research funding ran out, further funding from a wildly successful Kickstarter Campaign allowed for the completion of the game. A research paper on the ideas surrounding the game and its applications was published by the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), which can be viewed in its entirety here.

Andrew Cross is infuriated!


For three long years, he sat confined to his work, developing a device that he firmly believed to be a technological breakthrough in the way people would interact with the world around them. A device that could scan any object in the real world and then provide its name in any language! Duly dubbing his fancy new invention the "SanjigenJiten," Andrew arranged an appointment to demonstrate the device's amazing capabilities at the world's largest technology corporation, Technoglobe International.


But while on his visit, he fell for a girl he met in the lab, and while she stole his heart, someone else silently stepped in and stole his device! Now, Technoglobe has gone and swiftly marketed the SanjigenJiten as their own, even laying claim to the very name he had so cleverly concocted!


But Andrew Cross has a plan. He's made an even better version of his SanjigenJiten and launched an online campaign, swearing to learn 300 words in a foreign language to raise awareness of Technoglobe's blatant theft and prove his device really works! But does the SanjigenJiten really work? Can Andrew actually pull it off?!
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Developer
Rob Howland
Publisher
Three Flip Studios
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://playinfluent.com/

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP or later
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Made with Unity

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Any (tested on Ubuntu)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Made with Unity

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Made with Unity
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Influent reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Influent is a very nice educational game to learn some basic vocabulary, but it's just a starting point within a limited domain: An appartment and all the things you can find there. What I really love is the idea of the game: You walk around and collect the vocabulary by clicking on objects. All words are available with pronounciation. And in a quiz you have to locate the objects in the appartment. The objects beeing positioned in the room make it easier to remember the words, because the words are linked to a visual context. The same goes for the verbs/adjectives beeing linked to objects. What I would love to see in the future are more locations (street, supermarket, office, etc.) to learn more vocabuary, perhaps a bit of grammar and a greater variety of quizzes. From a gaming standpoint of view it's not very attractive because of the limited "gaming character", but surely more fun than learning vocabulary lists by heart. The technical implementation is good. Summary: One of the best educational games to learn new vocabulary that I found so far. I hope to see more of Influent in the future.
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A great Concept! Influent uses the Technology of the Memorial Palace to introduce Players to a Language. Unfortunately, the Implementation is terrible ... Maybe I'll just tell you what experiences I had with "Influencer": I bought "Influent," with the Goal of playfully improving my Norwegian, or at least maintaining a certain level with some Exercises. So I started the Game and was presented without a Word of Explanation with the following Choice: 1.ord/2.et ord, i.e. in German I had the Choice between "Word" and "One Word." Even with my Previous Knowledge of the Language, which I supposedly do not need, I was overwhelmed in view of this Selection. So far, I don't know what I actually picked and what a Difference it may have made. So I started in the Room and was immediately greeted by an annoying Auxiliary Box, which, instead of taking my hand to explain the Functions step by step, has all my Knowledge of the more than cluttered Controls in my Face. The fact that this Knowledge was not complete does not need to be mentioned at this Point. German and Norwegian Are very similar because they are related Languages. So I don't want to blame "Influencer" when I say that I was first wrong by this claustrophobie-producing bunker to find Words that I didn't already know, nor to be derived from German with Ease. I also got some Lists together, because I already had the next Problem: Once put together, Lists seem to be fixed. No Idea if this can be set out, I didn't find out. So I played with the random list time challenge and I'm not allowed to lie, I actually had a little Fun as well. I finally unplayed Verbs and Adjectives (why you have to play the Free ones eludes my Idea, since I can put noun on the list at any time and apparently regardless of whether I already know them, should also put on the List (!), as I would like to this Time became clear ...), which I was strangely never queried (perhaps another User Error) and eventually lost Patience when I wandered through this grotesquely set up Kabuff for almost 15 Minutes to find "et batteri ..." Conclusion: This Game may be suitable to give a first Glimpse into a language or to make Children curious about it. Would it just not be for the terrible Controls and confusing Menus ... There would be at least several Levels! Hach, I don't want to come up with Suggestions for Improvement ...
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