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Keyboard Kombat: Battle Type

Like a faster-paced Twister that only involves hands rather than entire bodies, Battle Type is the perfect way to do a digit dance with somebody close to you, or to challenge a nemesis to a knuckle-knocking bout of severe violence. As in The Typing of the Dead, all violence in Battle Type is committed by correctly spelling words as they appear on the screen, but there is a twist. Using one keyboard, Battle Type allows two players to compete, attempting to complete the word on their own side of the screen before time runs out. Speed and territorial dominance are necessary. The game is free and has a generous amount of polish. Also beavers. Lots of beavers.

The trailer feels like an early nineties trailer, although I’m struggling to recognise exactly why that is. No matter. Download now. If you don’t have any friends willing to share a keyboard with you, then try playing single player, doing both words at the same time. It becomes stressful quite quickly.

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