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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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402. I'm dying.
My fingers hurt, why didn't you warn me I could get cramps. X(
Not bad I got 185 my second try. It was kind of fun.
I got a 527, not bad compared to most of the numbers I'm seeing. Interestingly enough, that was my first time and I didn't know what the words were yet. After I knew what words were coming, I still only got a 498 as a second highest score.
539 without using the space bar thing, need to try again with that.
720. Eventually you memorize the words, so it's just a matter of typing them accurately and using the space bar at opportune times.
Sounds cool. I want to try it. Unfortunately, I don't think my computer is good enough, even for a simple looking game like this.
This is a cool distraction, but I don't see why it would lower my confidence. Maybe if there was an average score I was nowhere near, or he posted his own insane score.
I am curious to know what the GI editors scored.
Cures you Notch, why?!
Got 1,265. I'm done.
1144 on my first try. not too hard at all.