WordSwing's Chinese text adventure games and comics are targeted at intermediate learners of Mandarin Chinese. The games work a bit like an interactive graded reader whereby the course of the narrative changes depending on choices you make in the game.
All our games are carefully designed for intermediate learners and there is a built-in dictionary for when you encounter words or characters that are unfamiliar.
1. Carefully written, fun narrative suited to intermediate students.
2. Native speaker recordings of all material.
3. Supports Traditional and Simplified Chinese.
4. Built-in dictionary for easily looking up vocabulary.
5. Color-coded knowledge ratings of words to track your progress.
6. New games and comics on a regular basis.
7. Quiz Tournaments with other students.
8. Study habit tracking.
9. Flashcard-like review activities
10. Spaced-repetition for efficient review.
Free to try:
The games are all free to try but you are limited to the beginning of each game (10 turns). The most recent comic episode is free.
Creating a WordSwing account is free (but optional) and will allow you to save your progress in the games, keep track of what words you've discovered and mastered, and enjoy a personalized learning experience.
Subscribe: WordSwing Complete
Our app includes an in-app auto-renew subscription (WordSwing Complete) that will give you full access to all WordSwing's games and activities. We are continually releasing new games and other content.
Here's how Apple subscriptions work: When you purchase the subscription, it will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription will automatically renew (at the same price each month) unless you turn it off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscription and turn it off auto-renewal at any time in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
Introducing a new game: Character Memory Grid. This challenging, fast-paced
game tests your memory of Chinese characters.
Text adventure games can now be played in audio-only mode, which allows you to
focus on listening and only reveal the text when you want to. Audio-only mode
is enabled by an in-app setting.
Minor bug fixes and other improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
An amazing tool! One of my 5 daily go-to’s apps.
WordSwing is completely addictive, smart, nimble, demanding and relentless. Exactly what one needs to keep progressing in Mandarin Chinese. So, why 4 stars and not five? The characters are too small!!! Help! I just got new glasses, and the reading on my iPhone 7+ is still difficult, making me trip because the Pinyin choices are so tiny.... I still love it. Wait till you launch the web app on your computer: the dialogues are hard enough to push you to keep going. Just wonderful to use a slower speech pattern when the going is a bit tough, then go back to the original recording. Chapeau to the developers, their work is an absolute gem! Now, about the size of this pesky characters. . . Please, any way to make them a bit bigger? Thank you!
Forget all the other apps that are just the same version of each other - WordSwing is super unique, challenging, and holds your interest. I have died in the burning building game 20 times by now probably, and going through it again helps reinforce my reading and listening. There’s so much more content that I have not even gotten to yet, and new features are constantly being added. Like all apps, this one alone is not enough to really learn, but it’s a great change of pace and a fun way to really use Chinese. Highly recommend !
Fun way to do extensive reading!
This app is perfect for my current reading level. I love that it’s a game that I have to understand the characters to progress. It’s just the right amount of difficulty to be fun and challenging.
One complaint I have about the UI: the area where you tap the “brain” to change a word color from red/orange/green is too close to the left hamburger menu. So I often open the menu by accident while trying to change level.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your encouraging remarks! I have changed the spacing of the "brain" and menu buttons to make this accidental click problem less of an issue.
- WordSwing LLC
- 18.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 WordSwing LLC
- In-App Purchases
- WordSwing Complete $7.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.