Today, most people know how tu use softwares such as Words, so everyone is more or less familiar with the different names of the fonts which can be used. However, the chances that they know about their origin and the History of writing are pretty thin. Fortunately, the European TV Channel Arte decided to support the development of a video game aimed at teaching us about all this. Let me introduce you to Type:Rider. Note: The game is available on iOS and Android for €2.69. Although we reviewed the mobile version, we used the PC demo which can be played via any web browser.
Publishing a platformer whose goal is not only to entertain, but also to teach people about the History of writing surely was a pretty bold move on Arte's part, but they made it against all odds. Although it may appear as a boring subject for some of you, we can assure you that the developers managed to make a pretty fun game out of it. The only real problem with Type:Rider comes from the touch controls, which can sometimes be a bit frustrating when things get a bit more complicated. It's not really something we can blame Cosmografik for though, as it usually is the case with most games on smartphones. Let's now hope more ideas of this kind will come to life in the future, as the number of interesting topics to tackle is rather limitless in our opinion.
However, I understand your skepticism. To be honest, I'm not excited for it at all. Not turned off, just not excited as well. I still need to watch the new 21 minutes video though. (6 minutes ago)
@Moonwalker: I have heard a lot of people say the contrary, though almost all of them said it stopped being fun after 40 hours or so. Hopefully, TCGR:W's developers do a much better job. (8 minutes ago)
@Sdarts: The Division sure didn't do that for us. Have not played the latest DLC though. (38 minutes ago)
A lot of times, co-op can turn a boring single player campaign into a very fun one. More often than not. (41 minutes ago)
@Moonwalker: If you're playing with friends or, to a certain degree, even with strangers, then most missions might not feel like a "bore". (42 minutes ago)
As for Ghost Recon, it's not that I dislike everything about it but I don't know about that open world. How many of those missions until it becomes a complete bore? (1 Hour ago)
Ah yes I look forward to Little Nightmares as well. Looks really cool. (1 Hour ago)