Posts Tagged ‘Epistory – Typing Chronicles’

Epistory dev’s Algo Bot swaps typing for coding

Algo Bot

I’ve never entirely understood the appeal of games featuring programming elements. They ask you to enact one of the trickiest parts of development, but without rewarding you with a finished game at the end. Algo Bot – a new puzzler from the developers of horsey type-’em-up Epistory, which Pip enjoyed a fair bit – features programming, but wraps it up in an attractive sci-fi world where WALL-E-esque robots bicker in gleaming spaceship hallways. It’s out now on Steam for $8.99/$6.47.

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John’s Favourite Games Of 2016

One of my favourite things about end of year lists on RPS is they never match the personal list of any individual writer. They’re a compromise between us all, an erratic, uncoordinated vote where consensus sees games of real worth rising to the top and filling our annual advent calendar. It makes for a list that’s far more broad and useful to the largest number of readers. And because it’s driven by nothing other than what we’ve all enjoyed that year is equally likely to be filled with the tripliest of As and the most obscure of indies. Still though, it leaves me wanting to say, “But! But there are THESE games too!” So below is my list of my favourite games of 2016, far less useful to far fewer readers, but goodness me, a collection of games that deserve adulation. Read the rest of this entry »

My Type Of Game: Epistory – Typing Chronicles

I picked up Epistory – Typing Chronicles [official site] after a reader recommendation on our own Steam Sale recommendation post (it all gets a bit recursive sometimes). I’m so glad I did. John wrote an official WIT earlier in the year and was charmed by it, but I wanted to chuck in my own two cents after an evening spent typing and gawping. I mean, it’s a game which takes an active pleasure in language and typing patterns and that’s so cool.

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Wot I Think: Epistory – Typing Chronicles

Typing games are not a new idea, obviously, but they remain a rare pleasure. Clearly the greatest of them all is Typing Of The Dead (okay, it’s not actually that great, but the concept is), and 2011’s Z-Type was a nice spin on a shoot-em-up. But Epistory [official site] is, I think, the best execution of typing-as-game I’ve seen – a really sweet, superbly atmospheric action RPG where all the controls are on your keyboard. Here’s wot I think:

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Happy Ending! Epistory Riding Fox Out Of Early Access

In Epistory [official site] you play as the muse inside the head of a writer facing a block, and you’ll create and expand the world as you, huh, type. Yes, it seems that gameplay is largely a Typing of the Dead-style affair, but it looks pretty, and you ride a giant fox! I wish I could ride a giant fox. Or that I was smaller so I could ride a regular fox.

The game is getting a full release on March 30th after a few months spent in Early Access. I’ll tell you more, but only if you help me through my writer’s block by clicking the jump.

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