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Cart Life Creator's New Game Bringing Sweet Typedreams

Dream a little typo for me.

I don’t know what is happening, but I think that’s okay. Cart Life creator Richard Hofmeier’s Typedreams [official site] is too much of a beautiful soap bubble dream to question. Information about the upcoming game is scarce. The web page is mostly a conglomeration of Victorian-style art fused with some glitchy, gloriously pink GIFs. But it looks like the plot has something to do with the world’s two fastest typists falling passionately in love just as a new century is born. How eccentrically romantic!

Typedreams will likely challenge your touch typing skills, if a certain screenshot is anything to go by. Things like errors, accuracy, word-per-minute, and so forth will be recorded and tabulated. For what purpose, of course, we’re still not really sure yet. Interestingly, and somewhat unsurprisingly, it would appear as though you’ll need to compete against other lightning-quick typists. People with names like Edward Fisk ‘The Shorthand’ Underhill and Ron ‘The Typewriter’ Mingo. Maybe. I could be misreading the screenshots. I hope not. Typists with MMA-style nicknames sound awesome.

More importantly, though, this is a Hofmeier game. And that is probably what makes it most interesting to me. Even if you’re not familiar with his name, you’re probably acquainted with his game Cart Life, which was utterly soul-crushing. I am hoping Typedreams will be a little bit more cheerful than that, but I’m willing to bet many, many bottlecaps that it will still tug on the heartstrings.

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