The lights are on
Over the weekend, we shared with you a teaser that appeared on Sega’s Facebook Page. Now the blanks have been filled in, and Typing of the Dead: Overkill is out on Steam.
The original Dreamcast title was a goofy spinoff of Sega’s classic House of the Dead light gun series. Instead of shooting zombies, the hordes of undead were defeated by accurate touch typing.
The words in this version are randomized, and a co-op mode is planned as post-launch DLC. Typing of the Dead: Overkill is a port of the PS3’s House of the Dead with the typing mechanics substituting in for other controls.
If you want some other suggestions to polish up on your finger gymnastics, we recently featured Notch’s new, devilishly difficult typing game, Drop. We also rounded up a number of games intended to help you become a better typist (including Typing of the Dead), in case you need even more practice.
Our TakeTyping of the Dead always struck me as a silly game, but the concept has legs (unlike some of the undead). More of us spend significant portions of our days in front of a computer, and giving us a chance to show off our words-per-minute would make for some interesting bragging rights. Fingers are crossed that the shambling husk of the (fictional) Mavis Beacon makes an appearance.
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Man I remember when this came out I thought it was such a cool way to teach and learn typing. Granted back then I was using the hunt and peck method of typing so I was pretty terrible. I bet it would be pretty funny giving it a try now.
omg, the game i learned how to type on has been remastered? ... ... i think its time for a refresher course class.
I certainly wish we had options like this back when I was learning how to type.
On a funny note, could you imagine have some of these bragging rights on a resume. Instead of WPM, you could be like, "Level 58 on ___."
This is amazing. I will be happy to play this again.
Well, if it actually has moments when I can type in 'Bacon.' I'm in.
M-Rated Scibblenaunts! Looks coral!
Oh man, the Wii game gets new legs. I want this ported to consoles! Aww crap, maybe I'll finally just go into my Steam account and get it.
Yes, Yes, Yes!!!
yes. still want the original one on Dreamcast too. I can kill zombies and improve my typing skills. Thanks Sega! *ques corny commercial music*
This is better than I could have hoped!!!
First time in a while that I love what SEGA did.