Project LRNJ

This is the project page for the LeaRN Japanese RPG: Slime Forest Adventure.

SFA can teach you basic Japanese literacy with: katakana, hiragana, and kanji.

It is playable and the first storyline ("Jenk's Adventure", for introductory kanji recognition) is essentially complete. There are demo and registered versions available for Windows, OS X, and Linux.

-Darrell Johnson
 (contact by email - all inquiries welcome)

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Membership costs $15 and gives access to the full Registered Version of Slime Forest Adventure.

New version: Build 189 (changelog)
Sunday, September 9 2018

Current Features

Demo version of Slime Forest Adventure:

  • introduction to katakana and hiragana
  • sample lesson in kanji
  • the adventure begins with Episode 1

The Registered version additionally has:

  • get comfortable with kanji
  • learn to recognize and distinguish nearly 2,000 kanji
  • readings training through vocabulary, with ~3,000 example words
  • the adventure continues with a main quest and sidequests
  • introductory vocabulary and grammar in Supplementary Training

Slime Forest Adventure

Fight slimes, save a princess, learn Japanese!


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Sunday, June 2

Site should be back to normal. Sorry for the downtime. Please let me know about any problems. After porting the Member Area to a recent version of Ruby On Rails, I'll probably be finding and fixing bugs for a while.