This is the project page for the LeaRN
Japanese RPG: Slime Forest Adventure.
SFA can teach you basic Japanese literacy with:
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.
(contact by email -
all inquiries welcome)
Support development by becoming a member!
Membership costs $15 and gives access to the full Registered Version of
Slime Forest Adventure.
The Web App is a supplement to the game for your smartphone or other
Talk to other Slime Forest players, get help with the game, get help
with Japanese, meet new people.
New version: Build 175 (changelog)
Monday, November 6 2017
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!
Tuesday, November 7
After looking at SDL 2 in detail, it doesn't make sense to do the port
until I get a new Mac, since it's not compatible with what I've currently
got for compiling and testing.
I'll work on tuning, features, and story for Slime Forest instead.
Monday, November 6
The last few builds have just been to fix a problem with how the game starts
in Mac OS X Sierra / High Sierra. The way it is now isn't ideal, but it's
possible for people to play, and it's quite awkward without a modern Mac to
test on, so I think I'll leave it at that for now.
Working now on a port to SDL 2, which should fix some performance and
compatibility problems, and is something I had better get out of the way
before adding features.
Thursday, September 28
I'm trying out a lower price. This may be temporary.
Sunday, September 10
Returned to original demo/registration model for new users.