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Lingotopia [Kickstarter] looks pretty interesting, a language learning game about being lost in a city. It's on Kickstarter and it's fully funded with Linux support confirmed.

The goal was to reach £8,782 in funding, with £8,963 now gathered so hopefully that's enough to ensure the developer can finish it.

You can see an idea of what it's like in this recent developer video:

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It's going to be translated to a lot of languages including: Basque, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

Might be a nice way for me to learn Finnish to talk to our Friday livestreamer in his native tongue. I like the way it's presented too, with you being able to click on objects in the environment, to learn the word. When you're in a conversation, words you've learned will show up in a different colour, allowing you to hover over for the correct word.

There's also a demo on itch.io if you want to give it a quick blast.

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Blodoffer 24 January 2018 at 1:15 pm UTC
Torilla tavataan!
razing32 24 January 2018 at 2:25 pm UTC
They have two languages I want to learn.
I'm in

Edit : It seems to have passed the goal since the posting of this article



Last edited by razing32 on 24 January 2018 at 3:18 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 24 January 2018 at 2:36 pm UTC
razing32Edit : It seems to have passed the goal since the posting of this article
Reading fail by you there I think bud, the title even says "fully funded" ;)
razing32 24 January 2018 at 3:18 pm UTC
liamdawe
razing32Edit : It seems to have passed the goal since the posting of this article
Reading fail by you there I think bud, the title even says "fully funded" ;)

I should probably stop reading and commenting these articles at work
Nezchan 24 January 2018 at 3:25 pm UTC
There's been a playable version on Itch.io for a while, and runs great on Linux. But maybe they've got a new version up?

My biggest criticism of the build I played is that it's okay for learning some vocabulary, but there's not much in place (yet?) for verbs and figuring out the grammar that puts the words together. Hopefully that'll be added at some point with NPCs offering more complex dialogue as you "level up".
Nezchan 24 January 2018 at 3:48 pm UTC
I'm thinking the game still needs a few tweaks.

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Tchey 24 January 2018 at 5:10 pm UTC
I tried it 1 or 2 weeks ago, and i disliked it. Way too boring, and weird visual and movements too. I'd rather play a memory card game instead. Maybe later if it improves.
Code Artisan 24 January 2018 at 6:37 pm UTC
Be warned that this game is using romaji for the japanese part.
Geppeto35 25 January 2018 at 1:54 pm UTC
Very interested in this game!
Who's Finnish in the livestream session? (yes I have to improved my foreign languages to detect people from different countries ^^)
Arehandoro 25 January 2018 at 2:25 pm UTC
Code ArtisanBe warned that this game is using romaji for the japanese part.

That's actually crap.
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