The Whispering Forest

⭐ Newcomer : A Language Learning Game

A project in Chicago, IL by Jason Kappes

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Experience a fantasy world where you must learn a second language to communicate and survive. 🎮 Play the game, learn a language!
Backers: 585
Average Pledge Per Backer: $42

Funded: $24,532 of $18,000
Dates: Oct 25th -> Nov 24th (31 days)
Project By: Jason Kappes
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Latest News

Character Portraits 👧 Stretch Goal Reached 🎯

November 22nd - via:
We just reached the 22k stretch goal for character portraits! The in-game characters are small 8 pixel x 8 pixel characters, so in-game portraits will allow players to see their faces in more detail during communication! 24k will be very helpful for... (Read More)

PC Controller Support 🎮Stretch Goal Reached 🎯

November 20th - via:
We reached our first stretch goal at 20k for PC controller support. This means that PC users can play and learn in Newcomer using a controller as well as mouse and keyboard! 🙌 Cheers, Jason  (Read More)

Newcomer is 100% funded 🥳

November 17th - via:
After 23 days, Newcomer has become fully funded and development will finish! Thankyou to all of my backers, I am trying to message everyone individually to thank them for their support 🙂 In the meantime, we still have 6 days to go. Let's smash... (Read More)

We are 85% funded🥳 Stretch Goals Announced🎯 Japanese Expansion 😏

November 13th - via:
320 great individuals have supported the project and will be playing the game in the future! Because we're so close to the funding goal, I'm announcing the stretch goals. I'm cognizant of the scope of the game. If Japanese mark is reached, and I... (Read More)

Massive Reddit and IMGUR support! 🤯 60% Funded 💪

November 3rd - via:
Two days ago, I made a post on Reddit and IMGUR showcasing "open-world language learning" gameplay that exists within Newcomer. Such as, walking through a village, entering a home, and having a conversation (in a second language) with the homeowner.... (Read More)

Newcomer is now a 'Project We Love' 🎉

November 1st - via:
The "Project We Love" badge is Kickstarter's way of highlighting "brilliant examples of creativity" ! There are thousands of live projects at any given moment, so it's an amazing honor for Kickstarter's curation team to pick Newcomer. In addition,... (Read More)

NEWCOMER: A LANGUAGE LEARNING RPG Is Here To Help You Learn A New Language

October 29th - via:
The game is a story driven language learning RPG set in a fantasy world where you learn a second language to communicate and survive. There are no lessons, timers or ads, just you exploring the sandbox world and talking to people, forging relationships, and wielding magic in the language you are learning. (Read More)

Incredible Start! Newcomer is 34% funded in 72 hours! 🥳

October 28th - via:
The project has made excellent progress so far! Many in the community have joined the Discord, provided their feedback, and gotten to know one another. This project is a community led project where I listen and weigh different perspectives from all... (Read More)

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