Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing
Please note: There is a new version incoming within the next week that will address some issues with international compatibility.
Are you obsessed with typing to a somewhat unsettling extent? Does the thought of starting on home row and boosting up your WPMs make you tingly in ways you cannot quite express? Then Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing, a parody arcade game made by Holy Wow Studios for SomethingAwful's "Subversive Edutainment" Game Jam, should be right up your carpel tunnel-stricken alley! Come along with Icarus and his spirit animal, Jerry the owlkin, and learn how to type like gods... gods I say!
Each screen will present you with a passage of words on the TYPESCAPE to type as accurately as possible, each mistake costing a heart from the Life Gauge. Except for the occasional exam level, the typing is not timed, but the faster you type, the faster your Soul Gauge fills. Once you activate the Soul Gauge with [~], depending on its current level, it will grant you extra hearts or bonus points. Taking the art of the keyboard to a level of oddness that Mavis Beacon, Mario, or even the House of the Dead ever managed.to bring, Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing is a surreal mix of high and low brow humor. The targets of the satire are all over the place, but it all somehow works, even if the more off-color bits sadly betray the otherwise pitch-perfect elementary school computer lab feel. Still, Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing is always entertaining in that warped Frog Fractions kind of way, and your fingers won't mind the exercise.
Thanks to Wctaiwan for sending this one in!