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Games for language learners - an IFDB Poll

by Emily Boegheim
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What are some good games for people trying to learn another language? I imagine that short games with relatively simple prose and not too many non-standard commands (if they're parser games) would work best, but feel free to suggest games that don't fit those parameters, if you think they're suitable. Oh, and obviously good games are preferable!

Personally, I'm most interested in German games, but I'd like to hear recommendations for games in any language (including English!). Someone else asked about Spanish games once and got zero suggestions - hopefully we can do a bit better this time?

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PataNoir, by Simon Christiansen
2 votes
"Has both an..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Zork I, by Marc Blank and Dave Lebling
1 vote
"Now in Spanish!" [+]...

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Homunculus, by Michael Baltes
1 vote
"Herbstlaub Winner" [+]...

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The Legend of the Missing Hat, by Adri
1 vote
"Good for English learners" [+]...

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Escape from Simian Island, by peter@gameenglish
1 vote
"Written for English Language Learners" [+]...

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Allein mit Kai, by Ingo Scharmann and Joana Markus
1 vote
"Suggested by proc..." [+]...

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A Bear's Night Out, by David Dyte
1 vote
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Es kam aus den Alpen, by Marius Müller as "Walther Rottenschneider"
1 vote
"Speed-IF...." [+]...

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Der Angstbaum, by Jens Bojaryn
1 vote
"Suggested by proc..." [+]...

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Ares, by Michael Baltes
1 vote
"very good implementation" [+]...

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Squeaky on the Moon, by David Welbourn
1 vote
"Rare Esperanto Game" [+]...

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PataNoir - Ein unvergleichlicher Kriminalfall, by Simon Christiansen ; Marius Müller (translator)
1 vote
"the German translation of PataNoir" [+]...

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If You Go Down in the Woods Today..., by peter@gameenglish
1 vote
"Written for English Language Learners" [+]...

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Aventura Pirata, by Mauricio Diaz Garcia
1 vote
"Easy to read, tricky to play." [+]...

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Die rote Blume, by Frank Sindermann
1 vote
"Suggested by proc..." [+]...

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Dr. Kong in: Exploding Poodle Inevitable, by A W
1 vote
"at the surreal end of things" [+]...

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Escape | 逃出去: A text adventure game for Chinese learners, by Olle Linge and Kevin Bullaughey
1 vote
"A Graded Reader Adventure in Mandarin Chinese" [+]...

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De Baron, by Victor Gijsbers
1 vote
"Available in both English and Dutch versions" [+]...

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Der Schatten jener Sekunde, by Horst-Günther Rottenschneider
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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El libro que se aburría, by Antonia Visiedo
1 vote
"This is a funny..." [+]...

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Sunday Afternoon, by Christopher Huang (as Virgil Hilts)
1 vote
"german translation now available" [+]...

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