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Keypad Trainer Turbo

by sol_hsa - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Simple C/C++ SDL game primarily targetting Emscripten, but the windows and linux binaries work as well.

Note that the first game starts from 1 character per second, but when you restart, it'll start from 75% of your max speed from the last game. So, please do give it a couple runs. See if your keypad typing speed improves..

For those without a keypad, the "top row" number keys work as well.

There's no sound, so please don't rate me on audio.

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leafo says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:38am

This is pretty fun. Makes me wish I had a numpad

Fnkee says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:00am

I'm improving bit by bit. A fun and useful trainer.

Deadlyapps says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:19am

This shows me that i should have gone into a career of data entry.

swizzcheez says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:22am

Would work best with a numpad, but game worked fine on Linux.

nseward says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:34am

Brilliant way to teach someone to 10-key.

KhaoTom says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:36am

Weird idea! Good execution!

Hegemege says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:41pm

Nice use of theme, good implementation of the idea. I found myself better using the number row rather than a keypad, but I guess I could train to use it. Make another version with pi digits or something the player can memorise (although this has been done before)

Kimau says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:52pm

aaa battle I'm having nam flashbacks to working in a bank...

Fun game ^_^

tonic says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:06pm

I wish I could see "type this" display as series of 3-5 numbers, which I find the easier way. :D Anyway, a nice game. I'm more effective with the number row than numpad though!

ilo says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:53am

Surprisingly fun and effective.

jolle says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:50pm

I keep clocking in on just below 3.2. It would probably be easier to type fast if it wasn't stressful! Anyway, good training.

Lidfrid says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:38pm

easy, simple, fun. Awesome :)

May 1, 2013 @ 10:13am

See comment on video. Full points for theme.

KunoNoOni says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:48am

What a really cool idea! Full points for theme and innovation.

May 2, 2013 @ 2:01pm

Good game i like it, nice for train with my numpad :D

free_napalm says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 2:05pm

Good design.

SmallDeadGuy says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 7:52am

I get about 3.5, I wish I used my numpad on my laptop more. Having to hit backspace when I fat-finger 2 keys annoys me :(

Uhfgood says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 7:56am

I suck at the numpad

caranha says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 1:48pm

That's pretty unique. I've seen plenty of typing trainers, but this is the first time I see a keypad trainer.


badlydrawnrod says ...
May 9, 2013 @ 9:43pm

Reminds me of a summer job I had about 30 years ago as a VDU operator, except I was clearly better at it then than I am now. Some sound would have been nice.

voxel says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 9:45pm

This did nothing to help with my lack-of-numpad data entry speed anxiety

cardboard says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 11:28pm

Surprisingly fun. Also, surprisingly stressful.

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