A typographic odyssey.
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Utgivelsesdato: 6. nov, 2013

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Anbefalt av kuratorer

"Typography was always this cool you just never realized it before."

Anmeldelser

“You never realized fonts could be this exciting.”
Kotaku

“Type:Rider is a reminder of just how beautiful stories can be, regardless of what they actually say.”
Kill Screen

“The "Final FONTasy" of video games. Encourages players to learn about type by exploring a world of fonts, mario-style.”
Fast Company

Om dette spillet

Uncover the history and secrets of Fonts & Characters in a fascinating and unique experience!

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.

Key Features:

  • 10 worlds echoing key periods of the typograhy’s history
  • Breath-taking artworks and musical vibes
  • Immersive and intriguing atmosphere
  • Great historical archives and paintings

Systemkrav

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D accelerated
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible SB16
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D accelerated
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible SB16
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D accelerated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible SB16
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.8
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D accelerated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible SB16
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D accelerated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible SB16
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04.3
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D accelerated
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible SB16
Hjelpsomme kundeanmeldelser
15 av 18 personer (83%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
2.3 timer registrert
Publisert: 28. januar
I originally bought this game because I enjoyed the art style, the screen shots reminded me of Limbo, and because I am a fan of typography as a graphic artist. I have taken my fair share of typography courses and I figured it would be fun to see another spin on things in a fun educational style and at the same time enjoy a challenging puzzle game.

The good: The visual style and the music are both fantastic. I enjoyed the choice for the main character. The level designs are fun and each one uses the font you are currently in as the level building blocks. The slight variation of the jumping/swimming/riding carts was interesting. The end level puzzles with the white dot were fairly interesting as well and the most challenging part of the game. If this is all you are looking for then I recommend you try to get this in a sale at some point.

The bad: The game prides itself in "experience and uncover the history and secrets of Fonts and Characters" in the main description, yet all you get is a series of afterthought slides as a background as you are trying to go through each level. There is no narrative or even text, explaining, why you are going from Didot to Clarendon. When you onlock asterisks, you can read more about specific fonts, a short narrative could have elevated the game so much more than a wall of text here.

Each level you ride/jump from A to Z, some letters are for you to collect, some are for you to jump on to complete the level. Overall the main puzzles are fairly simplistic. Another big question mark moment in this game, is when, the colon you are playing, for no obvious reason but to try and add unimaginative difficulty to the game, starts getting shot at by a sniper somewhere. Thankfully this only goes on for one level. Overall somewhat shallow execution of an otherwise promissing concept.

Game is fairly short, finished it in 1.5 hours not even enough to get all the cards.

Again, this might be a fun play if you can get it during a sale, the graphics and audio are great, but the game is somewhat short and not very challenging.
 
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9 av 11 personer (82%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
4.5 timer registrert
Publisert: 16. desember, 2014
Type:Rider in really a unique game and interesting game. Is a game that manages to mix wisely entertainment and culture, provides a very well presented history of typography. Everything about it is relaxing and you never feel rushed. The game is beautiful and so is the music that accompanies it. This is the type of game that everyone can find something to like about it. The atmosphere and level design wonderfully compliment the information provided. The colon shape of your hero is good choice for the game mechanics as it allows you to grab corners and spin as you play. Overall, I had fun with the game, and enjoyed the artwork, music and concept.
 
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10 av 13 personer (77%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
5.3 timer registrert
Publisert: 4. januar
If you are looking for a fun video game I cannot recommend this game. If you are looking for an interactive opportunity to learn about the history of writing and typing then I can recommend this game (this is assuming the information taught is correct, this statement is necessary because of the issues I had seen in the game).

The Game
The controls are very difficult and somewhat unpredictable. When reading the books the game will sometimes not pause, this results: in sounds and music repeating itself on a few second loops, physics objects continue to move, resulting in deaths and missed items. Sometimes the mouse and the controller combine thus making menu navigation difficult. However, the level design throughout the game is pretty good, particularly the last few levels.

The Knowledge
Spelling and grammatical errors are much more prevalent than you would expect from a game teaching about writing and texts. Interesting subject matter, assuming they used reputable sources.

My Thoughts
Everything is mediocre. The gameplay is just good enough to be playable, the writing is just good enough to be understandable. Because they didn't do any part particularly well, it is hard to tell what was the makers focus. It is a shame though because had they tested the game better, fixed the controls a little or made you control a period instead of a colon and proofread the books, this could have been an excellent game. This is why I have my doubts about what I learned through this game, hopefully that historical aspect was their focus.
 
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11 av 15 personer (73%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
3.2 timer registrert
Publisert: 24. februar
I played this as a recommendation for a relaxing short game with easy achivements. Boy was that bad advice.
The first few levels are exactly that, soothing music relaxing levels. But after that its a total mess.
This is one of those clumsy control games, where it's all luck and no skill, and when it gets a bit harder it get extremelly stressful and annoying. It turns out to be such a tedious and frustrating experience, with some aweful level design.
This will leave you raging instead of satisfied, and is far form being the good game that can afford to be this messy and nerve wrecking.

If you want a quick enjoyable game similar to Thomas was alone you're in for a hell of a surprise.
Do yourself a favor and avoid this. Much funnier games in the "clumsy control" category and far better platforming games out there.
You probably own this dirt already since its practically free in every bundle. Just dont bother playing it.
 
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3 av 3 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
2.4 timer registrert
Publisert: 20. april
7/10 Simple clear and effective.
I got this game on the recommendation of a friend who teaches computer design, including typography.
Yep, my friends are old-school geeky. Dig it? He told me that the game was fascinating and educational, but also fun.
I normally never believe anybody who says that with the exception of Carl Sagan, but I gave it a shot. I was instantly drawn into the game. The controls were simple enough to grasp instantly and I quickliy found myself happily shifting two little dots through an illustrated history of typesetting.
You read that right.
Surprisingly It's a smooth, engaging platformer with a highly original setting.
 
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3 av 3 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
1 person syntes at denne anmeldelsen var morsom
3.9 timer registrert
Publisert: 15. april
It's Limbo, but with absolutely terrible controls, and instead of a kid traversing a neverending stream of nightmares, you're a colon flailing and stumbling through the history of typography.

It's much better than it sounds, actually. I'd give it a 10/10 in presentation and originality; It's one of the best art games I've seen. All the educational passages are optional, but you'll still gain a deeper appreciation of typographical history even without reading any of them, thanks to the fascinating stage designs.

The controls are annoying and imprecise, and the last few levels are stupidly hard, and on rare occasions the physics can glitch out and get you stuck. But none of that really bothered me; there's no real pressure to perform well since there is no consequence for death, and checkpoints are numerous. Just relax and enjoy the awesome trip through history.

All the achievements are easy. Most are for 100% completeion. The hardest one has you going through a paricularly annoying level without dying, but it's still pretty easy thanks to some tricks. For achievement hunters, this game should be a no-brainer. You'll have it done with in 4 hours or less.

I loved it. I wish were there more games like this.
 
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2 av 2 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
2.5 timer registrert
Publisert: 7. mai
Finally! A game that can cater to my love of platformers, my enthusiasm for spelling, and mix it together with a great ominous and atmospheric soundtrack. Pretty simple game, but I couldn't stop playing it, collect different letters in different fonts and solve puzzles along the way as you try to conquer the world and become the most powerful Colon (:) on this side of the universe!
 
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2 av 2 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
5.7 timer registrert
Publisert: 3. mai
Interesting little platformer with unique settings and an awesome soundtrack. The game tells the story of how writing evolved throughout history (mainly fonts), thus making it easily classifiable as an educational program.

If you are interested in a hardcore platformer I would recommend skipping this.
 
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2 av 2 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
4.3 timer registrert
Publisert: 8. mars
Type:Rider is a platformer which takes you on a journey through the history of typography, from the earliest known cave paintings and ancient civilisations through to the pixel art of the 1980s and (shudder) the advent of Comic Sans.

I first became aware of the game some time ago thanks to graphic designers raving about it on a group I follow, and their enthusiasm is largely understandable: The history you unlock as you progress is fascinating, well written (in that it's put into social, historical and cultural context), and very thorough. The level design in some places is like a gift to any student of art or design (the constructivist inspired sub-level in particular blew me away), but even if you're just an amateur designer with little training, you will get some crucial tips here about the kind of fonts that are most appropriate for your work.

Unfortunately, I have decided to reluctantly recommend the game because of a few problems towards the end. For the most part, it seems like a relaxing, educational platformer for those who want a bit of fun while learning about something that interests them. But on the last ("Pixel") level, the difficulty spike is insane. Some of the pixel-precise movements required to progress can get absolutely infuriating, and those in it for the learning are likely to give up at this point... which is a shame because it would be like getting to the end of a book only to find the last few pages missing.

So yeah... if you're a gamer with an interest in design, I say: Get it. If however you're not much of a gamer and only had your interest piqued in Type:Rider due to hype in graphic design circles, I say: Be cautious. If you don't have much experience with platformers, you may feel compelled to chuck your computer through the window towards the end.
 
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2 av 2 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
1.3 timer registrert
Publisert: 6. mars
Beautifuly crafted Limbo-esque game with easy puzzles and a trip to the history of Typography.

Pros: Amazing art and history lessons
Cons: You are a not very well controlled colon and I understand why it frustrates some players (but the controls actually worked for me)
 
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4 av 6 personer (67%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
2 personer syntes at denne anmeldelsen var morsom
3.5 timer registrert
Publisert: 28. januar
The game teaches you a history of typography, gives you insights of origin of fonts, and makes you hate itself and Comic Sans. Though visual design of the game is close to awesome, controls really suck. And what do you want? — You are given a control over a pair of balls, and do I need to tell you how hard it is to control a pair of balls? So given many ways to die, you meet very repetitive yet a bit randomized gameplay: that way you can’t really get ready to the parts you die. Music though actually pretty good gets repetitive, too, and starts to annoy you.

So while hating Comic Sans is good, I would not recommend this game, there must be better ways to learn typography.
 
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4 av 6 personer (67%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
8.1 timer registrert
Publisert: 20. januar
This game is great at annoying the player on purpose. The poor controls and the occasional nearly impossible jump could have been excused, but the bonus level is clearly designed to be as unpleasant as possible, an obvious display of contempt for the player. Add to that the fact that the game is being sold on Steam for 400% of the asking price for the identical Android/iOS version, as well as the bug that prevents some users playing at their monitor's native resolution, and this game becomes a definite "do not buy".
 
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1 av 1 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
7.0 timer registrert
Publisert: 17. april
The game could be good, it's based on a new idea and it's very nice to learn fonts.
But the controls are horrible (I played both with keyboard and with controller) and I often wondered if the game developpers ever played their own game.
Several time, your two-wheeled avatar just stay stuck on a corner, or against a corner, unable to get up to the pixel above and in front because when you jump you also wall jump and are pushed back... back in the void most of the time. And then you have to start again from a save point often very badly placed.

Also: the bonus level is not a bonus level. It's a nightmare. They tried to make something funny and "trolling". They got the trolling part right, but that's it. The difficulty is nightmarish, you get back to the beginning every time you fail (even at an inch of the finish line). That shouldn't be a bonus level, it should be a "Hardcore mode"
And the cat chasing you the whole level is too much. Waaay too much and way too fast.

I don't recommend this game. Shame because the idea was fun.
 
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1 av 1 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
1.7 timer registrert
Publisert: 25. mars
Type: Rider is a work of art; most of the levels are absolutely gorgeous, with not merely letters but also typewriters, printing presses, telegraphs, and so forth assembled into a very pleasing audio and visual experience. It also serves its function as a brilliant tour of typography, complete with unlockable segments that explain some actually very interesting historical events.

However, the question Steam is asking me down there is "Do you recommend this GAME?" And I can't in honesty say yes, because the game is absolutely TERRIBLE. It's cute having a colon/umlaut/pair of testicles as the player character, until you start experiencing the jump physics that affect a pair of spheres. Most of my deaths in this game (and there were a LOT of deaths) came not from making a bad decision or timing something incorrectly but simply from that second @#$@ sphere behaving unpredictably. You have to be pixel-accurate in many places, with BOTH spheres, not because of small platforms but because landing at an even slightly incorrect angle will cause your second sphere to drag you down to doom.

Also, the levels become less pretty and interesting as you go along. The last real level is out-and-out *hideous*. (The secret bonus level, which you will find almost instantly, is even worse, but it's intended to be.)
 
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1 av 1 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
0.4 timer registrert
Publisert: 28. mars
"I'll take "Things Barely Considered Video Games" for 200 Trebek."

You'd be better off reading wikipedia and playing Super Mario Bros.
 
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1 av 1 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
1.6 timer registrert
Publisert: 15. mars
An educational game that gates the writing probably ripped from Wikipedia with a boring and incredibly unintuitive platformer that has some decent music and visuals.
Great for anyone looking to be a librarian or unemployed when they’re older.
 
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1 av 1 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
2.9 timer registrert
Publisert: 27. februar
I really like the concept and artistic style, and the historical tidbits are interesting, but once the novelty of that wavered, it got just really boring to play, and controls are sluggish and unresponsive.
 
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1 av 1 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
3.3 timer registrert
Publisert: 5. mars
It's a nice history lesson, but not really a good game.
 
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1 av 1 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
2.0 timer registrert
Publisert: 13. mars
A pretentious and artsy piece of software (because calling it a 'game' is too much of a stretch) with annoying physics that tries harder to teach you the history of typography than it tries to be an entertaining - or even halfway decent - platformer.
 
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1 av 1 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
1.5 timer registrert
Publisert: 11. april
Nice relaxing game to play, has an interesting secret level. It is a very short game, I wouldn't have bought it unless it was in a humble bundle.
 
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