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access_time February 26, 2014 at 4:41 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

Developer launches Kickstarter project to teach gamers Japanese

New Kickstarter RPG aims to teach you Japanese.

New Kickstarter RPG aims to teach you Japanese.

Do you love RPGs? Do you want to learn Japanese? If your answer to these questions is “Yes”, then you might be interested in a brand new Kickstarter project.

Essentially, what I want to do in the game is give you an introduction to the Japanese language within the game itself,” states the Kickstarter founder. “I know people who are interested in this style of gaming, as well as Anime and Manga, and who have wanted to learn Japanese because of it, but have no idea where they should start. So why not a fully-fledged story-driven JRPG that gives you a nice start with the language itself?”

It sounds interesting, though he realizes that many may find the education portion to be quite dull, as he quickly states, “Before I lose you with the education side of things, I want to tell you that the game itself is a game before anything else, not a flash-card application nor a voice recognition translator, but rather I have put the game, and therefore the gameplay, before anything else. This means it plays like a JRPG, there are random battles, bosses, a story, pets, wizards, cities, houses as well as cats and you will play through collecting items, experience points, weapons and everything else that comes with a traditional JRPG.”

What do you think of this new idea? Will you be backing it? And will it prove useful for those of us who actually want to learn the language?


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