Kana Match For iPhone/iPad and Android


August 1, 2013 -Hyvinkää, Finland – Following the success of Hangul Match, the Finnish indie game developer, Black Sushi Studios, has released a new educational game.

Do you want to be able to read Japanese Hiragana and Katakana characters? Traditionally studying the Japanese alphabet has been quite an ordeal requiring people to play with flash cards. These cards offer little help on proper pronunciation. We solve all these problems with Kana Match, a game that makes the learning process unique, funny and rewarding.

Learn to master all the 46 Hiragana and 46 Katakana characters. The game takes you to a language learning adventure with a young man named Ryo. Help him learn the language of his ancestors and make a lasting impression on a certain young beautiful girl.

With Kana Match, you pair a Hiragana or Katakana character with its Romanized translation. You also hear their pronunciations by a native speaker. This helps you to learn their sound respectively. Players will go through all Hiragana and Katakana characters in level-based game modes, which teach new characters every few levels. The Japanese voices are recorded in high-studio quality by the recording artist, Ayako Higuchi.

Five challenging game modes:

  • Hiragana: Play through 230 levels and unlock all 46 Hiragana characters.
  • Katakana: Play through 230 levels and unlock all 46 Katakana characters. 
  • Classic: Unlocked characters are used to test your skills, make no mistakes!
  • Survival: Battle against 30-seconds timer with your unlocked characters.
  • Blitz: One-minute time limit with all 46 characters. How good are you? 

Game modes such as Classic, Survival and Blitz can be played with either one of the character sets, Hiragana or Katakana.

Other Features:

  • High-studio quality pronunciations by the recording artist, Ayako Higuchi
  • Game Center leaderboards for all game modes (8 in total)
  • Total of 30 challenging Game Center achievements
  • iCloud-save game support
*Optimized for iPhone 5 and iPad retina graphics

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone,iPod Touch, iPad or Android Phone/Tablet
  • Requires iOS 5.0+ or Android 4.0+
  • 92.5 MB Storage space (iOS), 18 MB Storage space (Android)
  • Universal Application

Pricing and Availability:

Kana Match is available on August 1 st, priced at 1,79 € / $1,99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide  through the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Purchase and Download:

Apple App Store:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kana-match/id597284172

Google Play:  http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.black.sushi.studios.kana_match

Screenshot 1: http://www.blacksushistudios.com/press/KanaMatch01.jpg

Screenshot 2: http://www.blacksushistudios.com/press/KanaMatch02.jpg

Screenshot 3: http://www.blacksushistudios.com/press/KanaMatch03.jpg

App Icon: http://www.blacksushistudios.com/press/KanaMatch_Icon.png

Press Kit (zip):  http://www.blacksushistudios.com/press/KanaMatch_PressKit.zip

About Us

Black Sushi Studios is a small indie development company from Finland. It was founded in August 2012. One of our goals is to make casual games and educational learning products for mobile devices.



Toni Kilpeläinen

Developer, Founder

Email: toni@blacksushistudios.com | Website: www.blacksushistudios.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlackSushiStudios | Twitter: www.twitter.com/BSushiStudios


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