Free Edition of Influent
The special Free Edition of Influent includes 3 great languages (French, Italian, and Korean) to try out and was made available in response to the 2020 stay-at-home advisory and closing of schools across the globe to help with the tedium of being stuck indoors for months on end. Click here then Add to Cart and checkout. Before you can redeem your free copy of Influent, you must link your Steam account to your Humble Bundle account. Influent is provided DRM-Free for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Influent's interactive 3D environment consists of a virtual bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living room and each language features over 500 words including nouns, adjectives, and verbs, complete with high-quality native audio pronunciations. The more complex languages such as Japanese, Chinese, and Russian also contain multiple alphabet modes, including Romanization, allowing players to toggle between them on the fly.
Influent's novel approach to vocabulary acquisition has been widely regarded as an effective method by many on their quest to fluency in a new language. The 3D space assists players in anchoring words to physical locations, a practice that people refer to as building a memory palace. "If you've ever had trouble recalling words from memory," says Howland, "Influent may help you strengthen those connections by providing your brain with a visual context for where that object exists in the virtual game space itself."