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A jam submission

FOWL Tech Presents, Typing in the Modern Era!View game page

They've done it again! Attached is a demonstration of true innovation, typing without typing.
Submitted by Sfowl — 12 minutes, 49 seconds before the deadline

Play the future

FOWL Tech Presents, Typing in the Modern Era!'s itch.io page

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Design#1793.7063.706

Ranked from 17 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

Fantastically tongue-in-cheek. :P Well done!

Submitted(+1)

Laughing out loud while playing, really nice idea, even though it is quite difficult to play.

Submitted(+1)

This game made me feel things... hilarious frustration? I don't know but I laughed out loud. I don't remember the brief of the jam saying that the design had to be an improvement! You made typing worse but it worked in the pursuit of humour. My favourite game so far.

Regarding the voice acting, I think it's quite good for 48 hours; your timing is really good and I got a bit of  a Cave Johnson vibe from the character.

Developer (3 edits)

Just to be clear to anybody still finding this, feel free to rate this low even if you liked it. I didn't realize until after posting that the only scoring metric for this jam was good design and the whole joke of my game is how horrible the actual game's design is. I pretty much had only noticed the theme and didn't pay attention to everything else he said about what the jam was about. It's fair to say I goofed up there but I'm glad many people liked the jokes. As a wise sonic game once taught me, "Live and learn".

Edit: And of course, you can rate it low if you thought it was hot garbage. I don't want to be as delusional as the narrator.

(+1)

The game is nice even if quite frustrating (especially when we are about to click on a letter and it is projected by another) but what makes it really cool is the voiceover. Really fun ! Congratulations !

Submitted(+1)

I can't wait to wow my friends with my blazing 2 wpm typing speed!

(+1)

Super frustrating but I was laughing the whole time.  I like the idea of the pompous voice over but an improvement in voice acting would make this game much better. It's a ridiculous game and I love it.

Developer

Thank you, and yeah I agree, it was my first attempt at voice acting and was pretty rushed but it was quite fun to write.

(+1)

I actually liked the voice acting a lot. Perfect combination between "look how amazing our product is" and "I'm just some middling in the company and they made me do this myself because there's no budget"

Submitted(+1)

By far my favorite game in the jam so far. It was a perfect mix of fun, frustration, and comedy. You had me laughing a lot. Amazing job!

Developer

Thank you, that means a lot to me

Submitted(+1)

With the power of FOWL innovation I can now type like never before! And by that I mean like I have never used a keyboard before! The last round was funny as it also had the added challenge of being a moving where's wally haha. I liked the comedic commentary, it kept my interest long enough to see the last round, which I was glad to play.

Developer

Thanks, I really appreciate it. I just now remembered after looking at your icon that one of the phrases you can type in the game is about kangaroos. It was very late at night when I was writing and I am now somewhat concerned over what garbage made it in. I can't have anything ruin the mature tone I am going for.

(+1)

You have certainly demonstrated the need for typing, especially when the hitbox for each letter is only the letter itself and no blank space within it.

Developer (2 edits)

Thanks for the feedback, and sorry about that experience. The hitbox is a set-sized circle larger than the letters so it would include blank space, however, I probably made the hitboxes too small so I can see how it would look to be working the way you described. I wanted the game to be stupid but I probably went too far.