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CA$ 1,101
pledged of CA$ 15,000pledged of CA$ 15,000 goal
16
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 22 2015

About

What is Immersion

Immersion first and foremost is a fun and creative role-playing game for everyone. What sets Immersion apart is that it is designed to promote language practice. Whether you struggle with vocabulary, tenses, grammar or simply comprehension this game gives you the chance to push your limits, express yourself in English and have a good time along the way

Background

Immersion comes out of years of learning and teaching language. Struggling on both sides of the desk our team knows that learning a language is something that needs to be practiced not simply studied.

All four members of our team have worked as language instructors teaching both English and French. We have also all gone through the process of learning a second, third or fourth language.

Through our experience as teachers, learners and lovers of language we embarked on the development of a fun, creative game that gives everyone the chance to practice!

Vino, Sylvain, Kevin, Greg
Vino, Sylvain, Kevin, Greg

Why is it needed?

In a classroom, students learn grammar and vocabulary but real conversations are often neglected. This game fills that need and gives everyone the chance to practice the English they are learning in a relaxed environment.

Immersion is the perfect game for a classroom or a group of people with various levels of English. No need to worry about having to explain certain words, expressions or phrases, it’s all part of the game!

Who is it for?

You!

This game is for everyone that is learning or teaching English as well as every person who has ever interacted with someone who speaks English as a foreign language. This game is beautiful, compact and fun; who wouldn’t want to play?

Are You a Teacher?

This game is designed for teachers to pick up, set up and play. This game does your lesson planning for you.

Have you worked through the textbook and all the material for the level? Is it time for a review? Use Immersion as your classroom practice time and guide your students through the use of all aspects of English. Your students will love it, you will have a great time and everyone will come out the other end more competent.

Are You an English Learner?

What better way to practice what you’re learning, than to play a role playing game with friends? Whether your friends are foreigners to English or native speakers themselves; you can all play and have a good time together.

Are You a Parent?

This game is great for families learning and playing together to reach their English language goals. What a great way to give your kids the extra edge above and beyond their homework.

Are You a Traveler

While traveling and spending time in hostels, English is often the common language. Because everyone’s level is different it can be difficult to find games that everyone can play and enjoy. Immersion is your solution. An easy to learn, fun to play game for speakers of all languages.

Are You a Gamer?

Are you an English speaker and you just like games? Immersion is straight up a great role playing game. Changing every time you play and with expansions to come, this game will quickly become part of your regular game night.

The Game

From the start we promised ourselves the game would respect three main criteria: 

  • Easy to learn
  • Fun to play
  • Effective tool to practice English

Role Playing

Immersion is a turn based role playing game with a mystery to solve. Players begin by choosing their role card then begin their adventure together.

Storyline

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Immersion currently exists as a single storyline. We have designed it however, to grow over time. This initial storyline is the search for the answer to a mystery. Players work as a team to collect information about a mysterious object while interacting with a wild cast of characters.

At the centre of the game is the Language Master (LM). The LM directs the game, guides players and plays the role of all of the characters players meet along the way. Throughout these interaction the LM will give the guidance and clues needed to move forward in the game. These clues come together to build the story as players work through a series of situations and events.

Adaptability

We have designed the game to change every time you play. The information gathered is done so as a series of clues. These clues change every time you play based on the cards you draw.

Some of the Characters in the Game

Sophia Cobb
Sophia Cobb
Jack Trek
Jack Trek
Lori Ruutu
Lori Ruutu
Toni Clementine
Toni Clementine
Yusuf Sami
Yusuf Sami

Immersion

Immersion is not a passive adventure, players take an active role in building their characters, the story and the mystery as a whole. By forcing students to create the story everyone is fully engaged and immersed (see how we used the name of the game in our description… pretty clever eh)! This full immersion in the story and the language simultaneously adds up to an incredibly fun game and improved language skills.

What's in a Deck?

  • 20 character cards
  • 12 situation cards
  • 12 language master cards
  • 50 event cards
  • 100 vocabulary cards
  • 50 information cards
  • 1 Language Master guide
  • Endless fun!

Design

Not only is this a great game it looks great too. We are currently working with a designer who will make our cards look great! 

The drawings of the characters have all been done by Julian Peters, an experienced artist. Each of these cards is an interesting part of the adventure and a joy to hold in your hands.

Sustainability

We have tried our best to make this game as sustainable as possible while remaining affordable. By using soy based ink we try our best to limit our impact on the planet.

By supporting us you also support jobs. Our printing will be done through a broker located in the US which uses printers in Shenzhen, China. Our printer makes it a priority to ensure all workers are treated fairly. For more information visit their FAQs.

Information en français

If you would like to share the project with friends, family, or anyone else you think might be interested, but feel they would appreciate having the information in French, well have no fear, we've designed a brochure that you can send to them. Simply follow the link below and and you can download the file which has the basic idea of the game and contents of a basic deck, en français. Merci beaucoup!

Immersion - French Brochure

Risks and challenges

Since the fabrication of the cards is done overseas, the timeline is based on the production company’s ability to get the cards made and shipped.

This is our first Kickstarter campaign so we may underestimate production and shipping time. However, we will keep our backers informed about any delays in a timely fashion.

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    “So Much Pun”

    On top of both the added vocabulary cards and the Special Edition LM Guide, we're also going to give you more vocabulary cards that deal with Vulgar, Slang and Play on Words. This is a limited edition expansion pack that is only for this Kickstarter campaign.

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    “Fully Immersed”

    Become a part of the game, work with us to get your likeness immortalized as one of the characters cards. Just imagine, people around the world will have the opportunity to role-play as you (or a character you create). In addition, you'll also get everything in the previous reward level.

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