(Linux Version reviewed)
It’s a game about the obscure subject of typefaces..... and I enjoyed it! I’m as shocked as you would be, but Type:Rider is actually a competent physics-based platformer game that’s legitimately fun, and you don’t actually have to read the “educational” stuff if you don’t want to.
This game is similar to “NightSky,” which is also available on Steam (and is in no way educational). but for some reason I liked this better, even though I had no interest in the history of fonts. (But then again, who does???) It turns out that learning about fonts was actually one of the best parts of the game! The compulsion to collect more chapters of the “history book” and learn more about fonts made this game strangely interesting. You can skip the reading part if you want to, I suppose, and just enjoy the platforming, but I found the info intriguing.
As for the game itself, it’s a physics platformer that ingeniously uses fonts (of the historical period) as platforms and obstacles, with many interesting puzzles, treacherous jumps, and fast action.
Make no mistake, this isn’t a triple-A game, but it is fun, and I played it to completion. If you see this game during a “Steam sale” I would recommend considering it.