Kyle Simons, a Korean education student, has raised more than $14,000 for his fantasy RPG game called Magicians. Inspired by Lev Grossman‘s The Magicians, this smartphone game was designed to help users learn the Korean language.
Grossman himself has endorsed the project via Twitter. In addition to the game itself, there will be a 120-page softcover Magicians book. We’ve embedded a video about the project above–what do you think?
Here’s more about the project: “Magicians is about having unlimited creativity without complexity. The only thing that restrains you and your character is your own knowledge of the language because the magic system in the game is a language. Doing away with the necessity of a teacher or even dice, all you need is your smartphone and a few hours a week to game with friends to have fun telling a great story and to learn a language along the way.”
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