29 September 2016

Epistory (game)

I've not played a typing game before that wasn't designed to teach typing.

Epistory is definitely not here to teach you typing.  In fact, if you're not a plus 50 wpm (and preferably more like plus 80 wpm) typist, I don't recommend this game.

I mean sure, it has an origami girl on a cool origami fox trotting through an origami landscape that unfolds before your eyes.  And you can change the landscape - spawning trees or flowers or removing logs by typing their names.  And the creepy crawlies coming toward you every so often are easily banished with a quick key word or several key words.  And you even get skills to take out multiple enemies at once, and can manage boss battles where a dozen things are heading toward you from all sides and you're typing and owning them with your skills and your three and four and five letter words and then it hits you with nocturnal and polysyllabic and hyperglaecemic and...

Beginner typists simply aren't going to survive.

It was fairly short on the story part, and the control mechanism for the fox is a bit irritating, but for those who are fast typists, this game will give you a nice challenge.


  1. I think, once upon a time back when the most fun you could have at school on a computer was to play the Encarta history game, Mavis Beacon had mini-games you could play to prove your skills. My computer teacher at the time used them as a way to give us extra credit (I kept the highest score my entire sixth grade term actually with a margin of about 25% on my competitors. It allowed me to get enough of a boost that I could sleep through lessons some days and not fail still).

  2. My biology teacher used to let me read in class when I finished the day's assignment. Very cool. :)


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