Type:Rider: The History of Typography is the History of Mankind
Type:Rider (haha, get it?) is a history lesson about typography, disguised as a video game. Two dots leap through ten worlds made out of fonts, collecting items and solving puzzles along the way. Items unlock history pages that provide a wide assortment of genuinely interesting information, from key figures in the development of the font Garamond to the origin of italics.
Type:Rider‘s key selling points are the stylish visuals and the clever level design. Although it’s easy to play straight through, completionists will find plenty of hidden items tucked away in various corners. Each world is composed of letters and reflect the time period they were taken from, with carefully chosen background music that only enhances a surprisingly immersive experience.
Developed in association with ARTE France, Type:Rider takes an ambitious premise and provides a game with both educational and entertainment value. Great for casual gamers, platform enthusiasts, and art history nerds, Type:Rider is a unique, cute addition to anyone’s Steam library.