The lights are on
Typing speed is the writer's equivalent of the weight a bodybuilder can bench press. We compare numbers and have frequent competitions to see who has the nimblest digits.
In reality, none of that is true, but if it were, our performance enhancing drug would be Notch's new free browser game, Drop. According to the Minecraft creator, this new diversion was inspired by Super Hexagon, the ending of Fez, and his own ceiling.
Play is simple and quick. The first four letters players must type are always those found in the word "drop." Immediately, the screen uses a tunnel effect to create a sense of motion, with electronic, bass heavy music playing underneath. The time to type the next glowing letter decreases quickly, and a missed character speeds things up even more.
The average game lasts seconds, and it is extremely discouraging as someone who prides himself on accurate, quick typing. You can try Drop out for yourself right now. Just remember to take breaks so your fingers don't cramp up.
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Didn't need my self-esteem intact, anyway
I thought super hexagon was hard. I have no chance of beating that game.
212, hell yea! Will bookmark and play later, trippy game...
190 first try... gotta do better!
That was actually a lot of fun. 244 points in my fist round and my highest so far is 405. Gonna have to bookmark this.
Best 136... well then :(
38 is my best so far, this is an awesome way to practice typing.=D
Typing of the Dead is hard enough.