Shujinkou (主人公) is an in-development Japanese role playing game that focuses on story and gameplay while allowing players to learn and use Japanese to save the world and defeat the 'Akuma'. Targeting the PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, Shujinkou will facilitate learning Japanese in its main story from JLPT N5 to N3 standards. We have designed Shujinkou so that those who are native or fluent in the language will have an equally, if not more fulfilling, experience using a language they have complete command of in this 50+ hour epic.
With an art style influenced by modern JRPGs and a modernized style of Ukiyo-e, a Music Team led by Brian LaGuardia, a formal apprentice to The Avengers' Alan Silvestri, and Programmers that attended prestigious universities like UCLA, Stanford, Cornell and have work experience at companies including Panasonic, Unity, and Microsoft, the team at RICE GAMES is gearing up to provide the ultimate language-infused gaming experience to gamers around the world that are passionate about everything Japanese!
AI-driven Hiragana/Katakana/Kanji handwriting recognition
Negotiation with the Akuma
Interactive boss fights
Language-themed labyrinths that require knowledge of Japanese to survive
Minigames that facilitate different kinds of Japanese outside of the main story
Dynamic music using FMOD
Fully animated sprites and animations
(and more to come! This feature will grow longer and longer as time goes on)
Intel i5 2.3 GHz or comparable
4 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or comparable
10 GB available space
Windows compatible sound card