Z-Type – an R-Type style typing game

Everyone loves old school arcade games (if they say they don’t, they’re probably lying). The only real problem with them is that unless you’re Billy Mitchell it’s quite difficult to get away with finding an excuse to play them for as long as you’d like to.

Z-Type comes to the rescue. It’s a very addictive space shoot-em-up where you destroy the bad guys by learning to type. That’s a pretty cool way to learn!

The game is written using the impact.js game library (costing $99) which takes care of all of the boring stuff like audio and key presses, meaning that you can spend all of your time coding the fun game logic bits.

Other typing games have been around in the past – in fact that’s where the inspiration for Z-Type came from, but I’ve not seen one this good in the browser before.

Give it a go, I guarantee you’ll be hooked for a while.

Z-Type by PhobosLab