Okay, so I’m obsessed with spy stuff.
When I graduated from high school, I was very big into the James Bond books. When I enlisted in the Army, I was offered a job in military intelligence as a linguist. The recruiter told me I would probably get my choice language of Russian–but they gave me Chinese Mandarin (another story).
The recruiters told me about DLI — the Defense Language Institute– in Monterey, California. It is one of America’s top language schools. I know all about DLI now, of course, but as a teenager waiting for my enlistment day my mind raced with what it would be like. A language school for intelligence agents. What would that be like? I imagined dark rooms with lit up maps on the walls and underground tunnels. I imagined a spy school.
Yesterday, we released the game “Secret Agent: Hindi” and today we released the versions for Mandarin and Arabic. Other languages will follow. These games represent how I thought a spy language school would operate. The game play is very much like the Bubble Bath games, but I think it is much cooler.
Rather than popping bubbles, you fire at words in your gun sites. Just like the Bubble Bath series, you have 12 categories with 10 words each. It works like flashcards in a way, but is more challenging and, we hope, more fun.
We will shortly be releasing the game for Swahili, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Cantonese.
Here is a link for Secret Agent: Hindi on Google Play. It will be available for iPhone within the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy it.