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Lingotopia is a language learning game about the feeling of being lost in a city where you don't speak the language.

This is an early version of the game with one city district to explore, dozens of words to learn and a few characters to meet. But I'll upload new versions every few months. So subscribe to the newsletter if you want to stay up to date:  http://eepurl.com/cv--31

The game is in English and at the moment you can choose to learn any of the following languages:  Chinese, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian,  Norwegian,  Portuguese, Spanish or Swedish. Although some languages only have a few sentences translated.

If you speak a language other than English or German and would be willing to translate a sentence or two for future versions of the game, then that would be fantastic. Here's the link to the google sheets: https://goo.gl/9RNRE7

Art direction for the game is by the wonderful L. Gees Aryo Herwastho, you can see more of his work here: http://www.loudviscious.com/


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

lingotopia-win.zip 36 MB
lingotopia-linux.zip 50 MB
lingotopia-osx.zip 49 MB

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ERROR! :c

[2017-09-21 @ 10:40:09.121] [configure] configuring /home/hopeless/.config/itch/apps/Lingotopia

[2017-09-21 @ 10:40:10.806] [configure/common] Lingotopia-Linux.x86_64: is linuxExecutable, already executable
[2017-09-21 @ 10:40:10.808] [configure/common] Lingotopia-Linux.x86: is linuxExecutable, already executable
[2017-09-21 @ 10:40:10.942] [configure/common] Lingotopia-Linux_Data/Plugins/x86/ScreenSelector.so: is linuxExecutable, already executable
[2017-09-21 @ 10:40:10.943] [configure/common] Lingotopia-Linux_Data/Plugins/x86_64/ScreenSelector.so: is linuxExecutable, already executable
[2017-09-21 @ 10:40:10.965] [configure/common] Lingotopia-Linux_Data/Mono/x86/libMonoPosixHelper.so: is linuxExecutable, already executable
[2017-09-21 @ 10:40:10.966] [configure/common] Lingotopia-Linux_Data/Mono/x86/libmono.so: is linuxExecutable, already executable
[2017-09-21 @ 10:40:10.983] [configure/common] Lingotopia-Linux_Data/Mono/x86_64/libMonoPosixHelper.so: is linuxExecutable, already executable
[2017-09-21 @ 10:40:10.983] [configure/common] Lingotopia-Linux_Data/Mono/x86_64/libmono.so: is linuxExecutable, already executable
[2017-09-21 @ 10:40:11.221] [configure] native-configure yielded execs: [
  "Lingotopia-Linux.x86_64",
  "Lingotopia-Linux.x86"
]
[2017-09-21 @ 10:40:11.228] [configure/compute-size] computing size of /home/hopeless/.config/itch/apps/Lingotopia
[2017-09-21 @ 10:40:11.270] [configure] total size of /home/hopeless/.config/itch/apps/Lingotopia: 123.47 MB (129462632 bytes)
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.197] [launch] itch 23.4.1 launching game 109672: Lingotopia
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.198] [launch] looking for manifest @ "/home/hopeless/.config/itch/apps/Lingotopia/.itch.toml"
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.206] [launch] No manifest found (no '.itch.toml' file in top-level directory). Proceeding with heuristics.
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.207] [launch] launching prepare for native
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.210] [prepare/native] not on windows, nothing to do
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.228] [launch/native] cave location: "appdata/Lingotopia"
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.239] [launch/native] no manifest action picked
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.244] [launch/poker] initial candidate set: [
  {
    "path": "Lingotopia-Linux.x86_64",
    "weight": 0,
    "depth": 0,
    "score": 0
  },
  {
    "path": "Lingotopia-Linux.x86",
    "weight": 0,
    "depth": 0,
    "score": 0
  }
]
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.316] [launch/poker] candidates after poking: [
  {
    "path": "Lingotopia-Linux.x86_64",
    "weight": 27541648,
    "depth": 1,
    "score": 100
  },
  {
    "path": "Lingotopia-Linux.x86",
    "weight": 27824412,
    "depth": 1,
    "score": 100
  }
]
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.317] [launch/poker] candidates after sorting: [
  {
    "path": "Lingotopia-Linux.x86",
    "weight": 27824412,
    "depth": 1,
    "score": 100
  },
  {
    "path": "Lingotopia-Linux.x86_64",
    "weight": 27541648,
    "depth": 1,
    "score": 100
  }
]
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.408] [launch/poker] on linux32, excluded 2 64-bit candidates
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.408] [launch/poker] candidates after arch disambig: [
  {
    "path": "Lingotopia-Linux.x86",
    "weight": 27824412,
    "depth": 1,
    "score": 100,
    "arch": "386"
  }
]
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.410] [launch/native] executing '/home/hopeless/.config/itch/apps/Lingotopia/Lingotopia-Linux.x86' on 'linux' with args ''
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.411] [launch/native] no app isolation
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.413] [launch/native] spawn command: "/home/hopeless/.config/itch/apps/Lingotopia/Lingotopia-Linux.x86"
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.414] [launch/native] working directory: /home/hopeless/.config/itch/apps/Lingotopia
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.421] [launch/native] command: /home/hopeless/.config/itch/apps/Lingotopia/Lingotopia-Linux.x86
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.421] [launch/native] args: []
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.422] [launch/native] env keys: [
  "TMP",
  "TEMP"
]
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.529] [launch/native] out: Found path: /home/hopeless/.config/itch/apps/Lingotopia/Lingotopia-Linux.x86
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.531] [launch/native] out: Mono path[0] = '/home/hopeless/.config/itch/apps/Lingotopia/Lingotopia-Linux_Data/Managed'
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.532] [launch/native] out: Mono path[1] = '/home/hopeless/.config/itch/apps/Lingotopia/Lingotopia-Linux_Data/Mono'
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.537] [launch/native] out: Mono config path = '/home/hopeless/.config/itch/apps/Lingotopia/Lingotopia-Linux_Data/Mono/etc'
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.554] [launch/native] out: displaymanager : xrandr version warning. 1.5
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.788] [launch/native] out: client has 3 screens
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.788] [launch/native] out: displaymanager screen (0)(VGA1): 1360 x 768
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.790] [launch/native] out: Using libudev for joystick management
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.791] [launch/native] out: 
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.791] [launch/native] out: 
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:28.792] [launch/native] out: Importing game controller configs
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:29.267] [launch] error while launching 306d501f-df1b-4f7d-b71d-6d65cc691f1c: application crashed. process exited with code 1
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:29.276] [launch] crashed with 
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:29.276] [launch] application crashed. process exited with code 1
[2017-09-21 @ 10:41:29.278] [diego] diego here, looking around

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I absolutely love the concept of this game. But, I feel as if it's a mile wide and an inch deep. Let me explain. Your world is massive, which is a good thing if there is things to do everywhere, but in my (short) amount of time playing this game, I found very few npc's that are willing to talk to me. I do enjoy the idea of exploring and finding people to talk to, I just wish it was a bit more dense. The only other thing is the camera. It clips into objects and can kinda be a pain. I also wish I could control the camera to look around to try and find the npc's. If you do these things, and of course add a bit more polish, I could see this game as a legitimate educational tool that is very fun. Best of luck to your development! Cheers!

Hi, thanks for the feedback! I agree with you 100%. These are issues that I've tackled and should be much improved when I release the next update of the game ( 1-2 months from now).

Wow, I like how this is improving! Great that you got featured too!!!

(+1)

Thanks!

This is a really fun game with a really good concept. I love that this is a way to learn new words from many different languages and I really think you've created something special. Hopefully my video on your game will get more people to see it and will help you get more people to translate things. I wish you well in the games development and hope I helped. 

thanks so much for the kind words and your video! It's always super helpful to see people play the game

No problem

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This looks like a really cool game concept! I think it's failry obvious that this game is still in its infancy, but I think this could be a great educational tool because it lets the user set their pace.

Awesome game! I made a Hungarian translation for you! :) I am exciting to the whole story to play.

(A closer camera would be better :D and maybe wasd, it could be a full adventure game too, realy cool!)

I would be happy if i can help with anything :D

awesome! Thank you so much! That's super helpful.

The next version will have a much better camera and I'll also think about adding WASD

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Can't wait to see :D Nice Work!

really nice! what is the license? do you plan to use some free software license, to allow collaborators to get into the project? what technologies and tools are you using for development? 

Thanks! The game is being made in Unity3D, with the modelling being done in Houdini.
I'm not going to distribute it using a free software license, since I'd like to release it commercially when it's done.

This game has great potential. I'm not sure how I feel about the "ding" sound every time I click to move. It was cute then progressively got annoying. Maybe there could be an option to keep moving while the mouse is held down or move with the keyboard?

Lingotopia looks quite amazing. Any chance for a Linux release?

When asking the player to type a word, explicitly state you want the English word ... during my first try I lost all my hearts from typing the word to be translated instead of the English translation.

Thanks for the tip, I've changed that and will upload a new build with the change soon

I found it useful for learning a few words! I'd love to see an expanded version

Yay! I'm working on it. I'll release new demos like this every few months. Each time with a few more words to learn. Thanks for playing!