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SHUJINKOU (主人公)

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Introduction

Shujinkou (主人公) is an in-development Japanese role playing game that focuses on story and gameplay while providing players with the option to learn Japanese while they aim to save the world and defeat the 'Akuma'. Targeting the PC, PS4 and PS5, and Nintendo Switch, Shujinkou will facilitate learning Japanese in its main story from the 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 command of in this 80+ hour epic. Shujinkou provides players with a world that has so seamlessly integrated the Japanese language and culture integrated such that every battle, NPC conversation, and more, will teach them something new.


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 Unity, Bungie, Panasonic, and Microsoft, the team at RICE GAMES is gearing up to provide the ultimate JRPG experience to gamers that are passionate about anime, deep and enthralling stories, and everything Japanese!

Features

  • Navigate through Japanese-infused labyrinths that are filled with puzzles, party conversations, terrifying Akuma, boss battles, story cutscenes, and more.
  • Experience a language-infused turn-based battle system that allows for verb skill usage, enemy negotiation, elemental moves with kana and kanji orbs, and more.
  • Not interested in learning? No problem. Adjust the settings to No Interest and experience the entire game in English, with all related learning mechanics automatically disabled to improve the gameplay experience.
  • Learn specific aspects of Japanese while forming bonds with side characters by playing the various minigames scattered throughout the world of Shujinkou.
  • Practice reading and writing hiragana, katakana, and kanji with our Japanese character recognition system and Japanese Journal; stroke order help is included.
  • Explore six nations, over 25 labyrinths & 25 towns, a murder mystery & court trial, and more in this 80+ hour epic.
  • Fully animated heroes and enemies that are influenced by a modernized Ukiyo-e style, coupled along with dynamic music that fuses live solos with digital libraries.
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Gameplay Trailer - Labyrinths has been released! (Tokyo Game Show 2020)

Check out Shujinkou's newest trailer (5 minutes!) above, and look forward to the next trailer, Battle, coming out soon. You can find Shujinkou and wishlist it on Steam-- it's currently featured on Steam as one of the entries being showcased by the 2020 Tokyo Game Show!

Shujinkou is on Steam during the 2020 Tokyo Game Show

Don't forget our Trailer 2

Have you seen our Second Trailer? If not, check it out below:

We've secured $40,000 in funds!

We've secured $40,000 in funds!

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The Shujinkou development team at Rice Games has secured $40,000 to help bolster development and bring their Japanese language learning JRPG to the market...

👹We've raised over $10000 👹

👹We've raised over $10000 👹

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Check out discounted backer rewards now that we have reached over $10000 in funding and secure a chance to have your dream character appear in Shujinkou...

Shujinkou's Kickstarter is LIVE!

Shujinkou's Kickstarter is LIVE!

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Check out the Kickstarter for Shujinkou, a Japanese language learning action RPG being developed for the PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and...

Shujinkou: Introducing the KANAKAE System!

Shujinkou: Introducing the KANAKAE System!

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Learn how players will be able to learn Japanese hiragana, katakana, and kanji and defeat malicious demons with this action-packed gameplay mechanic!

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LunarShuriken
LunarShuriken

Amazing art!

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JulianRice Creator
JulianRice

Thank you!

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