Urchins and Ink

Entrant 2021

Hiccup Interactive


Mysterious notes have drifted into Sumi's home. But sea urchins threaten to shred the notes with their sharp spindles. Fight off the sea urchins with the power of JAPANESE COMPREHENSION; collect the notes to decipher the text and their origins!!! Pick up the English letters to match with the Japanese characters and show that practice makes perfect!

Urchins & Ink aims to introduce players to 2 basic writing systems of Japanese: katakana and hiragana. Players can learn the English equivalent to the Japanese symbols and their proper pronunciation within an action game environment. No prior knowledge of Japanese is needed; the game aims to teach even pure beginners!