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Influent, the immersive language learning game from Three Flip Studios that taught new languages to more than 500,000 students on Steam, expands its curriculum to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Wednesday, October 20, with new features and languages.
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.
“Bringing Influent to mobile isn’t just a way to introduce a new audience to this method of learning a new language, but also a chance to improve and expand on the game,” said Rob Howland, Founder, Three Flip Studios, and creator of Influent. “Enabling quick and fun sessions on the commute to work, during breaks at class, or right before turning in for the night opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for Influent.”
Influent launches Wednesday, October 20, on iOS via the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch as a free download with French, Italian, and Korean packs available for free. Additional language packs are available for $3.99 each.
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.
About Three Flip Studios
Three Flip Studios is a passionate two-person team based in Los Angeles. They published Influent on Steam, a language learning game developed under a research project at the Entertainment Computing Laboratory at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and have since launched Armed and Gelatinous, the frenzied multiplayer arcade space shooter in select arcades throughout the US.Sponsor this Article!