Lingual: The Multi Language Learning Application For The iPad
We recently got the chance to take a look at the newest language learning game, Lingual.
Lingual is a multi language learning application for the iPad and a follow up to the current Bilingual Child game in the app store. Lingual will be launched in December of this year with English, Mandarin (Simplified Chinese) and Spanish languages available for learning through highly engaging game play.
But there is more to the game than just making language learning fun. Lingual is both the name of the game as well as the arch nemesis in the game. His sole purpose in life is to entice the world to learn new languages so he can challenge their knowledge and prove he’s the best.
Like most villains he has an important backstory:
“So you’ve found me, Lingual, the guy who created cultural divide through language. How you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. Once, a long time ago, all the world spoke the same, ate the same foods, wore the same clothes and lived in peace and harmony. I grew very bored of that peace and harmony though, so I spent hundreds and thousands of years separating speech and creating changes in architecture and clothes and food until people divided into groups that could no longer understand one another. Since I know language is the key to understanding, I have kept anyone and everyone from learning another tongue (and reveled in my glory). It’s clear to me that you intend to challenge me in order to learn your ridiculous new utterance. Good luck, it won’t be easy. -Lingual”
Currently marketing efforts are focused on Lingual as the voice to the game. He blogs as well as comments on Facebook and Twitter about his dislikes and frustrations with language learning in any way, shape or form. We recently interviewed Lingual regarding his game and his ploys to disrupt language learning throughout the world.
Why do you want to stop the worlds from learning new languages?
Stop?!?! Why would I want to stop the world from learning new languages? There’s no fun in that. On the contrary, I want to challenge the world to learn new languages. We can then duel in my world… I’ll win though. Nobody knows language like I do.
Don’t you think learning more languages can be beneficial?
Learning more languages is your only hope of besting me. I do speak every language on Earth though, so good luck in your studies. Oh yeah, learning more languages might also help children with school and adults with careers, but how is that more important than going toe-to-toe with me in a linguistic race around the world?
What do you think the benefits of everyone speaking the same are?
The only benefit is that I remain the champion of language with no worthy opponents. I can take a nice long vacation in my hot air balloon and not have to worry about throwing wooden road blocks at anyone. To be honest though, that might get a little boring. Come on, is there no one to challenge me? I’m too young to retire.
Do you think your nemesis will be able to stop you?
Have you not heard a word I’ve been saying? I am the Archduke of Accent, the Baron of Brogue, the Count of Communication, the Duke of Dialect, the Emperor of Expression, the Prince of Prose, the Viscount of Vernacular. Therefore I don’t think anyone can stop me, but I hope they try…
See if you can best Lingual and learn the languages of the world this December!