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Learn the basics of Japanese in this interactive role-playing game! No experience needed - learn how to read and write in Japanese!
Learn the basics of Japanese in this interactive role-playing game! No experience needed - learn how to read and write in Japanese!
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Learn Japanese To Survive! Hiragana Battle is an educational game that is the ideal introductory course to the Japanese language!

This game is compatible with PC & Mac.

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You're reading this page now because you have more than a passing interest in learning Japanese. Maybe you've tried learning it before, but never had any luck? That's completely normal, so don't worry! Learning a language can be daunting. And with a language like Japanese, full of strange and wonderful written characters, you might not even know where to start.

You need a learning tool that's going to keep you interested, challenge you at the right pace, and most importantly, keep you coming back for more.

That's why Learn Japanese To Survive! Hiragana Battle is in development! This isn't just educational software - this is a full-blown RPG specifically designed to keep you engaged. By playing along, you're going to be introduced to the Japanese language like never before.

Learn how to read and write Japanese characters (Hiragana) at a steady pace. There's a new set of characters to learn each chapter, and your revision takes place on the battlefield! If your knowledge is up to scratch, you'll claim victory in exciting strategic battles. If you're falling behind, you have the opportunity to revisit specific chapters and brush up on your knowledge.

As a bonus, you'll also learn common Japanese words and phrases and important grammar points!

At this point, you might be asking yourself, "What exactly is Hiragana?" 

Hiragana is the basic writing system used in Japanese. Japanese actually combines 3 different sets of characters to form written works - Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. This game focuses solely on Hiragana, the foundation. By learning Hiragana, you can write and pronounce nearly any Japanese word.

Let's take a look at the game's features!

  • An exciting story based on the concept of learning Japanese. As the characters in the story learn Hiragana, you learn along with them!
  • Learn every single Hiragana character, with detailed instructions on how to read and write each character.
  • Visual animations displaying how to write each character.
  • Audio speech examples demonstrate how to pronounce each character.
  • Exciting gameplay with familiar RPG elements – collect items, complete quests, engage in battles!
  • Earn experience points and level up your characters.
  • Revise completed lessons to brush up on your knowledge.
  • In-game quizzes to test what you're learning.

To sum up, Learn Japanese To Survive! Hiragana Battle is the perfect game for a beginner looking to learn Japanese. By learning the Hiragana, you can start to read and write Japanese in no time!

After you complete all of the content in the game, we encourage you to continue your learning journey by learning the remaining character sets, Katakana and Kanji. Who knows... maybe if this game is popular enough, we will make new games to focus on these topics!

Stretch Goals:

Any money raised over the Kickstarter goal will go straight into polishing the game even more. Here are our stretch goals:

$4,000: Expanded game world with extra quests. Each quest is a study of new words and usage in conversation.

$6,000: iPhone & iPad version

$8,000: Android version

Risks and challenges

Completing this game will definitely be a challenge, but it's one that we are completely prepared for.

To create a satisfactory product, we are actively seeking feedback from backers and fans. Tell us what you want to see in the game, and most importantly, tell us what works for you and what doesn't.

With your help, we can create an educational game that is a joy to play and a pleasure to learn with.

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    JAPANESE SCHOLAR

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    SENSEI

    + A physical copy of the game! DVD-ROM for PC and Mac. Includes a mini chart outlining all Hiragana characters.
    + A digital copy of the game on release, so you can play right away!
    + A digital copy for a friend or family member!
    + A digital copy of the handy Hiragana Study Handbook
    + Your name in the credits
    + Receive regular Kickstarter updates
    + A massive thank you for making this educational game a reality!

    A note on shipping: Our distributor can ship to 99% of countries. USA, Canada, Europe, most of Oceania and most of Asia are A-OK. If you're in doubt, contact us before pledging!

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    SENSEI & FRIENDS

    + 2 physical copies of the game! One for your and one for a friend. Both to be shipped to the same address upon release. DVD-ROM for PC and Mac. Includes a mini chart outlining all Hiragana characters.
    + A digital copy of the game on release, so you can play right away!
    + A digital copy for a friend or family member!
    + A digital copy of the handy Hiragana Study Handbook
    + Your name in the credits
    + Receive regular Kickstarter updates
    + A massive thank you for making this educational game a reality!

    A note on shipping: Our distributor can ship to 99% of countries. USA, Canada, Europe, most of Oceania and most of Asia are A-OK. If you're in doubt, contact us before pledging!

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