Monday, 31 October 2016

ZType- The Coolest Touch Typing Game

Hello everyone. It is James from the Visual Impairment Team in Devon.

In this video I am going to demonstrate a touch typing game called ZType.

Now this is one of many meteor themed touch typing games and so the best way of finding it is to search on Google for “ZType touch typing” and you will find it.

ZType is a game in which you practice your typing skills by typing the words on meteors that are travelling towards you.

If you type the words correctly in time, you destroy the meteors.

If you don’t, the meteors destroy you.

This video is a rarity for me as I don't speak in it. In the video, you just get to watch the game and listen to its sound effects.

Now by watching the 2 minute video of the game itself, we can create a list of good points and bad points about it

Good Features

The space theme will be motivating for a lot of people- children and adults alike.

The graphics and sound effects are very attractive. I think that it is very well designed and the music really adds to the game.

There is no advert to watch before playing the game.

It shows a score and when you finish you will see a full page of statistics.

You can turn the sounds and music on and off although you need to press the pause button in the left hand corner of the screen to do this.

Bad Features

It is not very visually impaired friendly. 

The design is too cluttered and there is not enough contrast.

There are no difficulty levels in the game.

The game has no lessons within it or ways to alter the complexity of the words written on the meteors.

Although the game might appear to be quite large on the screen, I change its size to make a better recording.

On an ordinary website it will only take up about a quarter of your screen.

The Bottom Line

This game has its limitations because there aren’t any lessons or difficulty levels built in but I could play this game for hours.

There is something deeply compelling and attractive about it!

And I will be making video demonstrations of the best ones over the coming days!

If this video has helped you, please share it with your friends, colleagues  and family.

I have created lots of other videos relating to touch typing and there is a link to my playlist below.

If you have any comments or questions or anything to add to the discussion, please leave them below.

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