Indie RPG teaches players Japanese

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Many people think that games are a waste of time, especially for kids, but they can offer learning opportunities when they're designed in the right way. We've already seen Primo teach coding to preschoolers, and now Koe is a JRPG that requires players to learn different kanji symbols in order to progress through the game. Currently seeking funding through Kickstarter, the game takes its inspiration from titles such as Final Fantasy and Pokémon, where characters explore a fictional world and complete tasks in order to progress. Players first choose a boy or girl character and give them a name —…

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