88wpm

Following the launch stream, @aurel300 got me hyped up for a homemade Typeracer clone. I'm entering it Unranked to keep the freedom to update/polish it as I get feedback during the voting phase.

Roadmap

Minimum goals

  • [DONE] Core gameplay: a race to be the first one to type a full paragraph of text, with a visual representation of progress through advancing car sprites
  • [DONE] Support for asynchronous games (= you race against the replays of random scores, rather than live players)
  • [DONE] Basic but functional UI
  • [DONE] No real account management, just nicknames

Extended goals

  • [DONE] Live wpm estimates
  • Duel: Winning a race unlocks a "King of the hill" mode where you are allowed to race in a duel against the current King (asynchronous game). If you beat him, you become King yourself, and have to record immediately a new paragraph that will become the replay to beat for the next contender.
  • Sleek UI with sense of speed, and a satisfying animation when you "overtake" other players. Also fire comes out of your car when you go over 88mph.

Bonus (post-jam?) goals

  • Support for a live race room with unlimited player count
  • Practice mode
  • Some sort of account management, with why not XP and cars to unlock
  • User-submitted texts

Comments (9)

Lemur
 • 1 year ago • 

This game is very polished and fun! A few sounds, more blocks of texts and maybe a feature to make this diffirent (so that it can 'compete' with TypeRacer) and it would be an amazing game! 'Even' now it's great, well done!

Ztuu
 • 1 year ago • 

Good points

  • You always do something interesting and different
  • I like the aesthetics and the interface
  • It works well
  • It's cool you released the source, I'll have a look through it later

Bad points

  • You remind me how bad I am at typing
qst0
 • 1 year ago • 

I love typing games, great job! This is already well on the way to 1st place against other race themed typers. Guessing that 88 mph is a Back To The Future nod? :)

Looking forward to playing more over the next few days to get my typing chops back to speed. Gotta see the flames!

bradur
 • 1 year ago • 

Wow, I suck at typing.

A very polished and cool game! I really like the design. Hope we see the live attack version soon!

Lokior
 • 1 year ago • 

We need the live version!

SnowFox
 • 1 year ago • 

I loved this game. Looks very refined and the competetive nature of it kept me going. It's far more fun than any of the other typing games out there (minus maybe Type of the Dead).

Can you imagine putting this into a school setting to teach kids how to type?

maartene
 • 1 year ago • 

@Lokior, I second that!

HuvaaKoodia
 • 1 year ago • 

88wpm! I can barely get over 70wpm as my touch typing style is a bit off the usual and the amount of typos doesn't help either. Well, it was fun testing the skill once again, nonetheless.

Noticed a few bugs. Sometimes the starting lights didn't come on so I got a head start, not that it helped. In one trial three cars were stuck in the middle of the track not moving. In another trial the last bot started moving only after everyone else had already finished. Also, Europe isn't a country and bicycles are vehicles!

The GUI is functional and there really isn't much more to typing competitions such as this one. You could add accuracy as a statistic to the end panel, though.

Good job.

thomastc
 • 1 year ago • 

Nice! Love the colour scheme and logo. The MS Paint style cars feel a bit out of place though.

The idea of a ghost mode is great; it provides the competitive element without requiring everyone to be online at the same time. Managed to get 90 wpm at some point because of course I had to be true to the game's title:

Over 88 words per minute Marty! A pace from the future!

Yep, dvorak works :) But it's definitely trickier when there are unfamiliar words such as Cretaceous.

There is a bug though, where my ranking changes after it says "Game complete!". Some bots seemed to be going beyond the finish line. Also they got false starts where they began moving before the lights went out?

Some sound effects and music would be great!

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An online typing game

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