Influent 4+

Language Learning Game

Robert Howland

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 52 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



20 Additional Languages via In-App Purchase

Influent is a Language Learning Game focusing primarily on vocabulary acquisition and pronunciation. It was initially developed in Japan at the University of Tsukuba's Entertainment Computing Laboratory under the Monbukagakusho Government Research Scholarship.

Inspired by Dreamcast titles of old (namely Shenmue and Toy Commander) Influent immerses players in a fully interactive 3D environment where the names for absolutely every object in the game can be gleaned with a single tap! In fact, even more information can be learned with a double-tap! Every door, drawer, and cabinet can be opened with a tap-and-hold, revealing more things to be learned! Packed to the brim with hundreds of native audio pronunciations (painstakingly recorded specifically for this game), Influent offers players of all ages a unique opportunity to enjoy learning both vocabulary and pronunciation in the language of their choice.

What’s New

Version 2.5

Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

chorchonga ,

Has Potential

I am stuck in a state where I am supposed to pretend my character is doing some sort of Twitch-like streaming of going around the house and clicking on objects (I guess, that’s just what I’m getting from the bee character’s dialogue when I open the game). Once the 15 minute timer is up, nothing happens. No idea how to get to the minigames, and I teach UI at a university…

Discord server invite link in the game is expired.

So, I think this app has a lot of potential. I am just not sure how to get to it, and it would be great if additional environments were added. I’d be willing to pay .99 per environment per language, and there are a few languages getting studied in my home.

Nobdy21 ,

Unskippable Tutorial

I like the idea of practicing vocabulary in a 3D environment and the touch controls are fine. My main problem with this game is that you can’t skip the tutorial. I believe it would help if I had not played other 3D games for the iPad and the steam version of this game. But since I had, I find the tutorial annoying. It gets worst if you want to try practicing other languages, since you have to play the tutorial every time you start a new save and you can’t save until you complete it. Outside of that, the only other complaint I have is the lack of controller support.

Developer Response ,

Fair point. Including skip feature in the next update. My bad! 😅


Love the idea but…

For some reason the app bugs out and refuses to do anything on the part where you have to tap the middle tab for the book.

Developer Response ,

This is the 2nd report of this issue. I'm looking into it. Apologies for the annoyance!

App Privacy

The developer, Robert Howland, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
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