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Epistory dev’s Algo Bot swaps typing for coding

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…

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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,…

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Epistory – Typing Chronicles review

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…

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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…

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