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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Japanese learning game

Hi everyone, I love the Japanese language, so I tried building a game to help other Japanese students. The game is about counting objects, and you run a little shop.

I would love some feedback, so if you're willing to try it, check it out here: http://mel-meow.com/nandemoya/prototipo/en.html

Thank you so much! Let me know if you have any questions =)

February 1, 2018

52 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/divertomusic

Looks really good! There's some bugs indeed (avatar, overview, customers etc) but the whole idea is pretty neat! I'm in love with the designs. Did you do the backend yourself too?

Take my lingot hehe


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abdurhman97

This is so cute and helpful, I had a problem in changing sex and skin color

Thank you ^__^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Thank you so much for trying it! In the meantime you can't change the character, but that will be possible in the real game.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NerdicusKhan22.

It's soo fun, thank you for creating this. Three lingots for you. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Thank you for testing it! =)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

Great game! Very fun to play! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Thanks for trying it! =)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Thank you for testing!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Konstantinos_GR

Brilliant ! Thanks a lot for your effort


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

That's too bad, thanks for trying though!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ghoul928290

I'm not anywhere near the point of actually playing it yet, but the art is cute, and the idea behind teaching amateurs like me how to figure sentences are good. You're getting languages mixed up a bit, but I love the work so far. :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Hi ghoul928290, what knowledge do you think you're still lacking to play? Have you already memorized the hiragana and katakana?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chartokai

It's a cute little prototype although there are some language mix-ups.

"san ringo" might look obvious mas it's incorrect.

"Mas" is Portuguese (for "but") and "novo" (in the diary, it means "new").
"mérchandise" (with the accented e) is French (Just take away the accent for English).
There may be more (I don't think the settings are intended to be translated yet). I also checked out the main site and it looks like you have the programming and art skills to finish it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Hi Chartokai, thanks for pointing out these mistakes!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pedipanol

This is pretty good!!! I'm looking forward to the full release, seems promising!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Thanks for trying! =)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RhettAultm

So, I clicked through the avatar creation and it took me to a three-panel web comic of a fox digging through rubbish bins. I suspect there's supposed to be something else, but I can't find it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RhettAultm

Ah. I see what happened. It's an embedded frame, but I'm using a Mac laptop, so scrolling through it isn't easy for me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Hi Rhett, I see, thanks for pointing that out!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DragonPolyglot

There are a few bugs at the start of the game (avatar, name selection) but other than that, very good job! ありがとうございます!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RubyGooby

I really like the game


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MissSpells

So cute and fun! (Even though I don’t know any Japanese yet). I love the design!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Thank you for testing it!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ednux
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Lovely, it's so cute!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/myuwuishere

this is a really cute and fun game, but since im still used to reading japanese its a bit tricky(frustrating). otherwise i really like it! keep up the good work :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

I understand, there will be an option of romaji reading, so hopefully it helps beginners. Thanks for trying! =)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrandonHat14

Love the characters, かわいい!The game doesn't look quite complete though, with bugs lurking here and there, but I think this is the start of something great! Getting to learn Japanese while playing a game, I think this is an awesome idea! If you are looking for someone to colab with, my programming skills are top notch (did it in university), I am native English, my Japanese is somewhere between beginner and intermediate though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Hi Brandon, yes, it's a prototype, so not everything works yet. Great to know you program, I already have a partner developer, but if it doesn't work out I will contact you =)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JordynHerwig

I LOVE this game! It's really cute and fun to play! I can't believe you made this all yourself, good job!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it =)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/imBlueFalcon

i loved it, ty so much dude u r a fking genius


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/giftbaby04

Its awesome! I have trouble with the actual avatar part and the name and stuff. Some buttons won't work. But over all very cute and a great idea!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zen996547

The game won't load for me it just keeps loading the website and says the site can't be reached


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PlatinumNarwhal

Hey, I have no clue if you will see this due to th thread being made 2 months ago. But I have seen improvement greatly in the game, and I would love to help you with your game if at all possible. If you wish too, you could message me on instagram @kyrakittens81 or my twitter @Kyra_Channn. Of course this is just an offer, but I would love to help someway ^^ If you need to contant me anyway else just ket me know ^*^ Thanks ^^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Hi Kyra, I still get updates from this thread =) Happy to know you checked out the prototype again, I thought no one was still accessing it, lol, I'm working on the final adjustments to finish the first version. Added you on Instagram. Do you make illustrations? I have ideas for other games, we could talk about it if you're interested =)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PlatinumNarwhal

I messaged you on Instagram ^^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RubyGooby

I know i am late and all but I think you should add a setting for other languages


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Hi Ruby, it's never late for feedback! Thanks for your suggestion, I was thinking about adding a language settings, do you have a particular language in mind?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RubyGooby

Maybe Spanish or french


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RubyGooby

You should make a website or email so people can give you suggestions


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melinapierro

Good idea! Thanks for the suggestion :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thelord2k1

great ! have a lingot for that


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samus03

I really enjoyed this, thank you for making it! I love the colours you've chosen, it's a really visually relaxing. Have some lingots! :)

The one criticism I would make is that, although I selected kana, the shop customers still spoke back to me in romaji which was disconcerting. It's an uncomfortable brain sensation to switch back and fourth. Overall I really enjoyed it, keen to keep playing! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sunnyflight18

I love your game but I think I need to learn more Japanese words first before I play this game. Keep working on it and it will be even better.

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