We didn't have Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing in my school. Instead we had some cheap knock-off version—as well as an actual middle-aged woman whose job was to shout "ASDF!" and "FRF JUJ!" at us for 40 minutes at a time until we learned.Even so, I get the joke of things like David Lynch Teaches Typing. Transforming the weirdo film-maker into a friendly pixel mascot who sits you down at a Maclaclantosh 9000 to learn the home row, that's a funny gag. So is Cooldog Teaches Typing, which makes a hyper-cephalic dog your tutor, only his paws prevent him from actually being good at typing so the tests are full of mistakes. I guess for a dog he's still pretty good at it? Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing, on the other hand, stretches the joke out way too long. It's a fine balance when you're making a niche educational parody.Zander Milroy, one of the developers who created Cooldog Teaches Typing, explains that part of the reason their game is so short is that it was made in two days for a … [Read more...] about Typing games sure did get strange
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Zacian and Zamazenta are the new mascot legendaries for the forthcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield, but beyond their names and appearance, nothing more is known about the two, including their typing. Many may have already made up their mind on which title to pick up come November, but for some, the typing may play a key role in that decision. Interested players then will benefit from an in-depth look into what we do know about the legendaries and their typing, yet it’s worth highlighting that the following information is pure SPECULATION. It would seem the likeliest scenario is that Zacian is a pure Fighting-type and Zamazenta is a pure Steel-type in Pokemon Sword and Shield. This is based on the design of each Pokemon, with Zacian favoring the sword and Zamazenta the shield. Of course, this would mean that Zacian has a type advantage over Zamazenta, yet this move isn’t entirely without precedent. Kyogre has a type advantage over Groudon in Gen 3, and Yveltal is weak to its … [Read more...] about Pokemon Sword and Shield: Is This Zacian and Zamazenta’s Typing?
A Victorian typing game was not what I would have predicted as the next game from Cart Life developer Richard Hofmeier. Cart Life, which Hofmeier removed from Steam and made open source, is a minimalist simulation that charts the bleak lives of three street vendors trapped in poverty. It's quietly brutal, juxtaposing the mundane with a constant supply of tiny tragedies. Type Dreams is very much not like this at all. Still in development, the current version of Type Dreams is a slightly wonky competitive typing game where you pick your typewriter, from Remington to IBM (perhaps dropped off by a time traveller), legendary typist and then compete with the AI in a test of speed. Typing seems like a pretty sedate activity, but not in Type Dreams, which is more like a laudanum dream. Selecting a typist, I'm given a quick, off-the-cuff, very casual history lesson. Picking another, I'm informed that masturbation is the Devil's typing. There are terrible puns, pop art mixed with … [Read more...] about Type Dreams is a laudanum-fuelled Victorian typing game
The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia is an upcoming Steam release from developer MorbidWare and publisher Headup that mashes together bullet hell mechanics and typing. No, really.Demons are popping up everywhere in the city of Rome and it’s up to exorcist Ray Bibbia to expel them. Unfortunately for him (and you), this is done by typing out the words while avoiding a heckin’ ton of evil demon attacks flying at you from every conceivable direction. The Textorcist will test your skills at dodging attacks and typing under pressure. Take a look at the game’s Announcement Trailer to see what the gameplay is like: Typing is a big part of the game. Heck, you even have to type to just open a door. Each boss has their own unique spin on the game’s typing mechanics, so it probably won’t be a simple matter of typing out the correct words while avoiding a couple hundred energy pulses on the screen. If you do happen to get clipped by one of the … [Read more...] about The Textorcist Mashes up Bullet Hell and Typing, Coming to Steam in February
"Touch my wattle" “Mouse” B-b-bang bang. Oh, hi. “Fasting” B-b-b-bang. So, there’s something strange happening on RPS today. Something w– “Maximus” B-b-b-b-b-bang. Something weird. Apocalyptic, almost. Oh well, you know what that means. Let’s type. No, this isn’t a retrospective of the more recent The Typing of the Dead: Overkill. This is a celebration of the original spin-off typing game ripped from the body of House of the Dead 2. The lightgun is replaced with your keyboard. The musty smell of the arcade with the dry odour of whatever box-filled salon in which the computer resides in your childhood home. Oh, watch out. “Gelatinous” B-b-b-bang! B-b-b-b-b-bang! Nice. Perhaps the best thing about this work of educationally appropriate art is how much it was willing to bend to accommodate its new spelling-focused objective. The two agents who are blasting their way through the zombie-filled city no longer carry … [Read more...] about Have you played… The Typing of the Dead?