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IGF 2010 Student Competition Entrant

Runesinger

School: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA USA)

Game Website: http://runesinger.com


Description:
Runesinger is a demo of a PC videogame to speak and spell Korean. The player practices a few nouns and verbs by serving food to hungry villagers during a North Korean famine.

Inspired by melodic intonation therapy, the player sings a jingle. On each musical note, a ball bounces on an iconic syllable. Through a spelling puzzle, the player composes each syllable in Hangul, which is the phonetic alphabet of Korean. Subsequently, the player sings with Korean subtitles.

The three-dimensional virtual environment, user interface, and story embody the rules of Hangul. Thus, Runesinger harnesses tropes of videogames to practice a foreign language in a meaningful context.



If you seen any information about Runesinger that needs to be corrected or updated, contact the IGF Chairman.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
     
 
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