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Want to learn how to type on the keyboard at the speed of light?
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TEXT - is a keyboard simulator game. Want to learn how to type on the keyboard at the speed of light? Then this simulator is for you! Choose 1 of 9 game types and train your typing skills! This game is suitable for both novice computer users and very experienced, because for them the goal is to set the biggest record in each game mode!
Category "SCROLL"
Type the letters before they leave the screen! Green letters replica life, red ones take it!
CLASSIC Mode:
Letters scroll from left to right.
FLOAT mode:
Letters float up from the bottom.
BOUNCE Mode:
Letters fall from the top and bounce down.
Category "QUICK DRAW"
Type the letters as soon as they appear! 1min time limit. Missing letters results in a time penalty.
SINGLE Mode:
One letter appears at a time.
SECTIONS mode:
Letters appear in group, choose your own order.
TARGET mode:
Letters fill the screen, but you can only type the one highlighted.
Category "WORDS"
Type out complete words 1 min time limit. Wrong letters results in a time penalty.
FORWARDS mode:
Spell the word from left to right.
BACKS Mode:
Spell the word from right to left.
RANDOM Mode:
Spell the word randomly.

System Requirements:

Windows XP and newer

Publisher:

Laush Dmitriy Sergeevich

Homepage:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/954590/TEXT/

File Size:

62.0 MB

Price:

$0.99

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If you grabbed Alien: Isolation last December, you should still check it out over on Epic because this time they have included the DLC that wasn't included last year.


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In Brief
An educational word game with three main modes of play. You can see a video of game play HERE
The Game

TEXT is an interesting take on spelling, letter recognition and typing skills. If like me you can only type by looking at the keyboard then checking the monitor to see if you've completed correctly some of the exercises may give you low scores. Also, I found looking at the keyboard then at the monitor several times and more in quick succession started to give me a little motion sickness. That said, this is an excellent word game with three different modes of play each of which has three further modes of play, giving you nine different games.

If you have children who are still learning their letters or you want to improve your typing skills this is a tool that can help towards accomplishing that; however if you really want to learn to touch type, there are dedicated applications that can help in that regard.

Rather than post a large wodge of text to explain the different modes of game play I've posted screen captures of each main mode and some of the sub modes below; also, all the modes are briefly explained in the introduction to the game above (just below the timer and green download button).
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We also get Hand of Fate 2, an RPG roguelike deck builder card game; Master a living board game of infinitely re-playable quests - unlock new cards, build your adventure, then defeat your foes in brutal third person real-time combat! (combined cost of both games is over £50/$70/€58).

From Tomorrow, 4pm UK time, the games changes to Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms with add-ons. All players who log into Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms through the Epic Games Store between Thursday 29/4/2021 at 11AM Eastern and Thursday 6/5/2021 at 11AM Eastern will receive the Epic Champions of Renown add-on worth over $100.

Please see Delenn's threads for other Steam and Non Steam freebies HERE and HERE respectively. There won't be new freebies added every week from these sections apart from the Epic games, but it is worth checking them regularly for details of any games going for free. Delenn usually posts details when a game is being offered free for a temporary period. These include games from Good Old Games (all DRM free), Ubisoft's uPlay client, Valves Steam client, EA Games Origin client and other indie developers.

You'll find hundreds of freeware games of all arcade and indie genres on Itch.io and Caimans Games as well as other sources. Please do check out the game discussion forums for older posts HERE (the sticky section is useful). Many of the earlier posts may be out of date with respect to the links I and others have provided to the free games; however, you only need to know the name of the game to find most of them via other sources. Many of those games from 2008 to around 2017 were posted as part of a project to supplement the lack of weekday games when the game giveaway went to weekend only games around Easter 2008 (mainly instigated due to the financial crisis of 2008) until November 2018 when Falcoware stepped into the weekday slot; however, from around 2015 onwards we did start to get the occasional Steam key for various games offered as limited giveaways, with a restriction on the number of keys available (anywhere from 25 to 2000+). These included over 60 decent AAA games and indie arcade games ; for example some of the better AAA games included , lucky Warhammer: Vermintide 1 & 2 plus DLC for version 2; Dreadlands, Mount & Blade: Warband, Immortal Unchained and Conan Exiles.

I've not posted details of any Indie Gala freebies since my older computer went on the Fritz back in October last year. Since then Indie Gala have added quite a few more free games, some of which are definitely worth downloading. You can find the latest freebies HERE and their showcase list, which includes all the freebies still current; (many of which have been included for a couple of years now) HERE.

It’s worth adding these links to your favorites and checking regularly for available freebies. Most are only free for a specific time. If you miss the deadline you’ll miss out. Once added to your account, they are yours to keep. :)



Notes on Security
I scanned a zipped copy of the installed game and it found zero hits from 60 antimalware engines. The downloaded executable may include some low level adware that only opens your browser to Falcowares home page after the game has installed, but does not inject any malware into your system. When your browser is opened to Falcowares home page it earns them some money, part of which is given to the developer of the game for allowing the game to be given away free. You can see the results of the scan via the following link:

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/276fa4a0c56dc0bd6ec3612c80baa307c8f0f7dbc7273b52c82d849aec10f058/detection

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  14 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Whiterabbit-uk, I trained as a typist in school, so my speed is pretty good, but this would be fun as a 'refresher'. Thanks for the pics and to GoTD for today's game.

We finally got a heavy rain to tamp down on the ash we had from a neighbouring island's volcano. It's a good day. Hope yours is go swimmingly too. <3

Reply   |   Comment by Dana  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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But I don't think it teaches you to place your hands correctly on the keyboard and what finger to use for each letter.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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