Steno Arcade is a suite of arcade games designed to teach and drill steno fundamentals in an immersive, addictive, responsive, and interactive way.
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Release Date: Mar 30, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Steno Arcade was envisioned as a suite of four arcade games designed to teach and drill steno fundamentals in an immersive, addictive, responsive, and interactive way. By releasing as an Early Access title, we can release the games in the suite one at a time while working with the community to gather feedback to improve upon the games.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect Steno Arcade to be in Early Access for approximately 9-12 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will include a total of four games, whereas the the Early Access version will launch with one of four games in the suite and have the rest added over time.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access build of Steno Arcade includes one of the four games in the suite, Steno Hero! Imagine your favorite rhythm games, but instead of pressing buttons that vaguely emulate a simplified version of your favorite instrument, you're hitting steno chords to precisely and accurately produce the lyrics to your favorite music! It's like singing karaoke with your fingers! The Early Access version will launch with four songs, with more to be added over time:

"I'm Your Moon" by Jonathan Coulton
"Mandelbrot Set" by Jonathan Coulton
"That Spells DNA" by Jonathan Coulton
"I Feel Fantastic" by Jonathan Coulton”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“No, this game is and will always be free.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are looking to the Community for feedback on the game's design, UX/UI, difficulty, and bug testing.”
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About This Game

Steno Arcade is a suite of four arcade games designed to teach and drill steno and keyboarding fundamentals in an immersive, addictive, responsive, and interactive way. Steno Arcade is 100% free and open source and works with any steno machine or keyboard.

The Early Access build of Steno Arcade includes one of the four games in the suite, Steno Hero! Imagine your favorite rhythm games, but instead of pressing buttons that vaguely emulate the original instruments, you're hitting steno chords or keyboard keys to precisely and accurately produce the lyrics to your favorite music! It's like singing karaoke with your fingers! Steno Hero currently includes seven songs, with more to be added over time:

“Sunday Smiled” by Hungry Lucy
“The Standing Ones” by Hungry Lucy
“I Think I Started a Trend” by Brad Sucks
“I’m Your Moon” by Jonathan Coulton
“Mandelbrot Set” by Jonathan Coulton
“That Spells DNA” by Jonathan Coulton
“I Feel Fantastic” by Jonathan Coulton

While Steno Arcade is designed to be played with a steno machine, it can also be looked at as a traditional typing game that can be played with any standard keyboard. You only need an NKRO (N-key rollover) keyboard if you intend to learn stenography and want to play the game using steno. For example, the slower, easier songs in Steno Hero are perfectly playable using a standard keyboard, but when you get to the faster, harder songs you may find yourself having trouble keeping up with a standard keyboard and will need to use steno if you want to complete the songs with a high level of accuracy and precision.

Steno Arcade is being developed on top of the Godot open source game engine, and the source will be released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license upon completion.

Steno Arcade is brought to you by The Open Steno Project and For All To Play.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel or AMD 1.2 GHZ or equivalent
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel or AMD 1.2 GHZ or equivalent
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel or AMD 1.2 GHZ or equivalent
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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