Living in the Netherlands and speaking only English, I've found it very difficult to grasp the concept of the Dutch language. There are many books and audio lessons aimed to teach the language, but they are always so expensive! This country is constantly putting out commercials about integrating into the native culture and learning the language....but they definitely don't make it easy.
That's what inspired Silver Arc Interactive to create a language-learning game. Sure there are plenty of educational flash games on the net, but most of the time.......they just stink. The graphics are horrible, the sound effects are in .midi format, and it's just not entertaining to play.
Especially not for anywhere near the age of 30.
Our goal at SilverArc is to create more educational games that help people like me and others learn a new language in a fun atmosphere. Reading Rescue Force is our first attempt. The game is focused on teaching some common English words to the user. The game eventually builds up to creating phrases, sentences, and paragraphs.
One of our future goals is to create multiple games like this in different languages, at least one of those languages being Dutch! We still have a long way to go until our games and engine become stable. But we are now in beta production!
We are currently looking for game and engine testers to help with our team. If you are interested, feel free to send a message!