Influent 4+

Language Learning Game

Robert Howland

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 65 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



20 Additional Languages via In-App Purchase
Current Price of Each Language: $0.99 USD

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

4.4 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 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.

cheezeitgoblin ,

Sooo helpful

The amount of time that the creator put into this is actually amazing! I’m learning Korean, and my biggest issue is immersion and putting vocab words to use. This helps so so so much.
I really like the testing feature where you have to go find the items to master the word.
I’ve been looking for an app that does exactly this. Immersion is super hard when you aren’t in an area where you have easy access to the language. This puts you in the position of forcing yourself to learn through looking at the objects. I think because it’s set in a house, and you’re surrounded by everyday objects, you have the ability to think about/redirect your attention to what’s physically around you IRL and use the new vocab.
I literally just started but, I really reccomend this to any beginners to the language— I’m super excited to see more progression in the game.
Rob you killed this, thank you!

1004689 ,


I love this app. A great app that has so many useful vocab words. I didn’t know any French before getting it and now I’ve mastered 59 words in 4 days. (It would be 60, but see issue below). It’s so easy to play and very rewarding. 10/10 thanks for a great game!

I’m having a little tiny issue where I can’t get one of the words right even though I’m clicking on the correct object. It’s the French word “lourd” for heavy and it’s the dresser. I’ve tried clicking several places on the dresser and it’s wrong every time 😩😩 any suggestions?

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