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"TYPE:RIDER--THE "FINAL FONTASY" OF VIDEO GAMES--ENCOURAGES PLAYERS TO LEARN ABOUT TYPE BY EXPLORING A WORLD OF FONTS, MARIO-STYLE" FastCoDesign
"The unlikely appeal of Type:Rider, a platformer about fonts" Kill Screen
"You Never Realized Fonts Could Be This Exciting" KOTAKU
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Compatible with iPad 2 and up, iPhone 4 and up and iPod touch 5th generation – WILL NOT RUN ON EARLIER DEVICES.
If you encounter issues, please reboot your device. Then, reduce the resolution of the game in the parameters of Type:Rider and set the quality from « fantastic » to « good ». Thanks !
The European cultural TV channel Arte innovates and launches its first video game !
Immerse yourself in this fascinating and unique experience to uncover the history and secrets of Fonts & Characters !
Play as 2 dots and travel through the ages of typographic styles and techniques.
From the rock paintings of prehistoric times to Pixel art of the 2000’s, solve all the riddles by riding the most popular fonts and characters (Garamond, Helvetica, Times New Roman, Pixel, Comic Sans...) in a very captivating musical and visual environment.
Type:Rider is an adventure puzzle game produced by AGAT – EX NIHILO and ARTE that brings gaming experience to a whole new daring level.
•• 10 worlds echoing key periods of the typograhy’s history
•• Breath-taking artworks and musical vibes
•• Immersive and intriguing atmosphere
•• 3 types of controls: accelerometer, buttons and intuitive
•• Great historical archives and paintings
What's New in Version 1.3
- Quality options pop-up correction
- Text correction
- Various bugs fix
Worth your time(s)!!!
The game is simple enough in premise yet challenging enough in practice to keep your entertained for short bursts and long hauls. The graphics are so beautiful and the music so pleasant that it's easy to forget that there is an educational modus at the heart of the game. The only glitches I've come across is that the speed of the game slows down by waterfalls or any other processor-gobbling obstacle and the game freezes if you try to read a recently captured asterisk entry while in the process of dying. However, I still recommend this gem of a game for a new-found fascination with typography (not to be confused with topography :)
Exquisite, but.... I am not a gamer so I don't know how it's supposed to work. It takes me a while to figure out each sequence in a font (level?). More help for us non-gamers would be helpful. I absolutely hate that what I do once for each font must be re-done each time I close the app. That means I have to start all over again. I have been doing the same font now for almost a day and cannot get even the initial A-B-C done. I may end up deleting the app since its beauty is becoming totally obscured by my ever-growing frustration. Almost addictive... but too annoying to be so. Three stars for the beauty of it, including the history and the music; zero stars for the game.
Great tool to weasel My 8yr old into learning the history of writing. The Indiana Jones motif and "origin style" music go well together.
Beautiful art, well written.
No control issues so far--takes a little effort to get an overview of the game's structures and modalities , which is a good thing. A lot of real archeology is frustrating in that way!
A meta-tasking irony that may not have been intentional, and could turn off adults or kids...
Altogether, this is an example of what I like in a game: challenges motor skills, mind and teaches something about the real world.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 20, 2013
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 218 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: BULKYPIX
- © Bulkypix 2013
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.