Epistory - Typing Chronicles puts you in the role of muse to a writer lacking inspiration for her newest book. You begin on a blank page, and as you explore the world literally unfolds around you. The world is papercraft and like a pop-up book, the world pops up in front of your eyes.
Your quest is to gather inspiration from the world so that your writer will be able to finish her book. As you explore, you’ll have to solve mysterious puzzles, defeat enemies, unlock magic powers and find treasures, and everything is controlled by your keyboard.
If you’re not the best typist, the game has adjustable difficulty so that you can still enjoy the game. Epistory also offers the game text in English, French, German, Spanish, Portugese, Russian, and Polish with voice overs in English, and it supports several different keyboard layouts (QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, BEPO, Dvorak, Workman and Colemak).
So far the game has gotten good reviews. Many of the reviewers on Steam say the game’s story is very good and the typing battles are very challenging and fun.
Mike Kahey, who reviewed the game for Kotaku, said “I loved every frustrating moment. My eyes flicked rapidly between the screen and my keyboard, which was one of the reasons I failed so many times. As my attempts progressed I found my groove, remembered the proper finger placement I learned long ago from a far less interesting game, and I finally triumphed.”
Epistory - Typing Chronicles is out for PC, Mac, and Linux. You can grab the game on Steam for $14.99.