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A new iPad application for beginners that makes language learning fun.

About The Game

Our goal is to release Lingual in December with introductions to English, Mandarin and Spanish. The game will be a free download with in-app purchases for additional content.

We want to announce a stretch goal! If we reach the $6,500 mark we will expand our content in either English, Mandarin or Spanish. This means an additional 2 journeys containing 2 monuments and songs as well as 40 icons and words. The language content expansion will officially be determined in a survey given to all backers once our campaign ends.

About Lingual

So you’ve found me, Lingual, the guy who created cultural divide through language. How you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. Once, a long time ago, all the world spoke the same, ate the same foods, wore the same clothes and lived in peace and harmony. I grew very bored of that peace and harmony though, so I spent hundreds and thousands of years separating speech and creating changes in architecture and clothes and food until people divided into groups that could no longer understand one another. Since I know language is the key to understanding, I have kept anyone and everyone from learning another tongue (and reveled in my glory). It’s clear to me that you intend to challenge me in order to learn your ridiculous new utterance. Good luck, it won’t be easy. 

-Lingual 


Lingual is the name of the game as well as the arch nemesis in this interactive iPad application designed to effortlessly teach multiple languages to beginners. This educational app will submerse beginners into the world of Lingual where they will be taken on a journey to learn the language of their choosing. With flash card-like methodology, each journey teaches language through audio and written word. Each journey will also allow users to learn culture and geography while they receive surprises from Lingual himself as he hovers in his hot air balloon above all game play. Set to release in December, the initial language offerings will be English, Mandarin (Simplified Chinese) and Spanish.

We’re close to reaching our December release goal, but we need your donations to complete our journey. All funds will go towards the last 2 months of development, hiring a designer part time to illustrate assets, and recording and cutting the last of the audio tracks. We have these remaining items queued up and can’t wait to use your donations to put them in action!

Gameplay Mockups

Homescreen
Homescreen
Journey selection screen
Journey selection screen
Level select screen. Once you've selected your journey, you're able to progress through these levels.
Level select screen. Once you've selected your journey, you're able to progress through these levels.
Gameplay - see the video below for a quick run through!
Gameplay - see the video below for a quick run through!

The Prize Center

The flash cards - these come in decks of 70 cards
The flash cards - these come in decks of 70 cards
The 2 11"x17" CHEAT SHEET posters
The 2 11"x17" CHEAT SHEET posters
The 24"x36" MOTIVATOR poster
The 24"x36" MOTIVATOR poster
The signed glass art print
The signed glass art print

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There’s always the risk that the game won’t receive approval from the App Store, but this is highly unlikely as we comply with Apple’s terms and conditions. It will be a big challenge to complete this app by December 1 in order to submit it to Apple for review and have it available for purchase in the App Store by mid December. However, we’ve previously released a game and understand the complexities associated with design, development and release. Also, we have a lot of momentum and motivation behind this project and will stop at nothing to finish (just as Lingual will stop at nothing to challenge anyone and everyone to a language learning face-off).

FAQ

  • The app is going to be a free download with in-app purchasing. We've developed a currency inside the application that allows you to earn or purchase coins that unlock new language content.

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  • We tried to find a way to give the in-app coins away to backers so they could access exclusive content within the game but it appears it would violate Apples in-app purchasing guidelines and we didn't want to offer something that we weren't 100% sure we could deliver.

    Our solution was to offer prizes that gave the gift of language education back to you. We're really excited for the flashcards and posters as we feel they offer a huge value for any beginning language learner. This gives you a chance to practice the same words you'll be learning in the game so by the time you get your hands on Lingual, you'll be ready for his challenge.

    If you'd like to be notified when the game officially launches, visit http://CatchLingual.com and enter your email address at the bottom of the page.

    Thanks so much for checking out our project!

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  • Visit http://www.CatchLingual.com and enter your e-mail address. We will keep you in the loop about all Lingual project updates.

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    THANK YOU. A special thanks from Tiny Factory. We will send you a thank you tweet for your donation.

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    DIGITAL ME. A personal thank you from Tiny Factory Twitter. Lingual will also send 2 antagonistic tweets to 2 people of your choice. Plus, we will send you an exclusive avatar for your Facebook/Twitter account with the slogan ‘Catch Lingual’ so you can help us spread the word.

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    EARLY BIRD CHEAT SHEET. You will receive 2 11”x17” educational posters with 10 words and icons from the game in English, Mandarin or Spanish (choose 1 language).

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    EARLY BIRD EXTRA CREDIT. You will receive first edition 2.35”x3.5” flash cards of 70 words from the game in English, Mandarin or Spanish (choose 1 language).

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    EXTRA CREDIT. You will receive first edition 2.35”x3.5” flash cards of 70 words from the game in English, Mandarin or Spanish (choose 1 language).

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    APPETIZER. Treat yourself to a higher education with 2 11”x17” CHEAT SHEETS, a 24”x36” MOTIVATOR poster and 1 deck of flashcards to further your language learning (choose 1 language). ($70 value)

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    ARTSY. This is for the collectors and the language education supporters. You will receive 1 8”x10” game play concept art signed by the artist and printed to glass. Glass print will be of a monument from an English, Mandarin or Spanish journey.

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    CLASSROOM CLIMATE. 2 first edition flash cards of 70 words from the game, 2 MOTIVATOR posters and 4 CHEAT SHEET posters in English, Mandarin or Spanish (choose 2 languages). This gift may also be donated to a school of your choice. ($140 value)

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    WALL DECOR. 1 36”x48” “life size” die cut vinyl sticker of Lingual. Keep your new arch nemesis in your sights and move him anywhere you please again and again as the vinyl is easy to remove and reapply.

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    SCHOOL DISTRICT. All 3 flashcard sets, all 3 MOTIVATOR posters and all 6 CHEAT SHEET posters! This gift may also be donated to a school of your choice. ($210 value)

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    CURATOR. This is for the collectors and art supporters. An 8”x10” glass art piece showcasing 1 monument associated with English, Mandarin and Spanish languages (3 glass art pieces total).

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    VIRAL VIDEO STAR. Co-star in a Lingual video short with Lingual himself. Filming and lunch is on us, but travel and talent is on you! See you in San Diego at our Tiny Factory office.

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    TEST US. We have received a considerable amount of interest to beta test our game, and this coveted position will be yours. This includes the game, updates and all content for life.

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    BENEFACTOR. Your support means the world to us. We are combining the TEST US and LEGEND packages to show our appreciation. ($1,250 value)

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    EMPEROR. For being the sole contributor to our game completion goal, you get to choose the next direction for Lingual! Choose the next language for design and development from a predetermined list.

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