Influent, the immersive language learning game from Three Flip Studios that taught new languages to more than 500,000 students on Steam, teaches a new generation of students on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 with new curriculum-enhancing languages and gameplay features.
Learn the written and audio vocabulary of more than 20 different languages the way native speakers do, focusing on exposure to everyday objects in a virtual world.. Play mini-games with a toy spaceship to test what you’ve learned and what you’re retained, and track your progress with the community through Discord integration. Learn French, Italian, and Korean for free, and buy new language packs like Japanese and Spanish for $3.99 each.
Influent teaches vocabulary and aural reception of more than 20 languages by simulating how native speakers learn: through exposure to the real-world context of nouns, verbs, and adjectives, but in a virtual world. Influent doesn’t replace other language learning tools but complements them – and even adds a spaceship complete with lasers!
Walk in the shoes of Andrew Cross, inventor of the SanjigenJiten, a device that scans objects and provides their names in any language. After the CEO of Technoglobe, a money-hungry big tech corporation, steals his technology, Andrew raises money on crowdfunding site Firestarter by hosting a language learning marathon live-streamed on Flinch. By mastering more than 420 words in a foreign language based on items in his apartment, he’ll try and raise enough money to prove it was his invention all along!
Freely explore Andrew’s apartment, tapping on objects like a pillow on a bed, fruit in a refrigerator, or a video game on a shelf to collect words strewn throughout. Play a variety of mini-games to test these learnings and earn the five points needed for mastery of each word. Included in these games is Seek and Destroy, where players pilot a remote-controlled spaceship to find and shoot the object that matches the presented word. New aural and textural Reversal Modes introduce the challenge of finding words based on either their audio pronunciation or their textual display.
Also new to Influent on mobile is a revamped progress tracking system, which measures proficiency with words as they go from unknown to mastery while monitoring any setbacks. Discord integration allows students to share their progress with the community and help others with their learnings. Polish, Welsh, and the highly-anticipated Dutch, along with a completely revamped German language implementation debut exclusively on mobile.
Influent language packs include English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Swedish, Latin, European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Hindi, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Dutch, Polish, and Welsh.