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« on: February 13, 2016, 04:05:30 PM »

Hi GTers....

My 10 year old is getting into coding and I'd like him to learn to type vice henpick...   I'm looking for an appropriate typing program for him.  I understand that typing of the dead is very popular, but I've watched some videos of it and it really isn't appropriate for a 10 yr old (swearing and lots of gore, violence).  Any recommendations?
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 04:26:54 PM »

I haven't actually tried it, but I see there is Typer Shark! Deluxe on Steam for $5.  It was apparently made by PopCap several years ago and has Positive reviews.  There is also a demo so you can try it first to see if it hits the spot for both learning and fun.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 04:34:23 PM »

I've always liked Typer Shark and it was the first that popped into my head
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 05:00:54 PM »

Now I'm frustrated because I can't remember that typing game from the Apple II where you shot down UFOs.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2016, 05:55:38 PM »

Wasn't there a Super Mario typing game back in the day?
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 07:15:51 PM »

Typer Shark looks decent and it has a demo so I will have my son give it a try. Thanks guys
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2016, 09:21:06 PM »

Back in the day, Mavis Beacon was the thing.  Looks like it is horrible now.

Ended up signing up here.  It was free, does lessons, tests, games, etc
https://www.typing.com

(used to be typingweb.com back when i used it, just noticed they moved to this new site.  looks nice)

Typing of the Dead is fun, but I thought of it as more of a practice thing, not really a learning thing.

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2016, 10:29:35 PM »

MasterType! That was it. Doesn't help you but I feel better now. slywink

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2016, 07:14:40 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on February 13, 2016, 10:29:35 PM

MasterType! That was it. Doesn't help you but I feel better now. slywink



Holy crap...what a blast from the past.  I spent so many hours with that game.
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2016, 01:17:25 AM »

I have a bizarre story on learning to type:

Our typing teacher in middle school gave no instruction, she just let us play around in the computer lab for an hour. So I learned absolutely no typing. I was hunt and pecking all the way up to my senior year in college.

Enter an internship at a local business. This place had only one project for me, and it involved building a simple Access database. I knocked it out in a couple of days, so now here I was stuck in an office 4 or 5 hours a day with absolutely no work to do.

The cubicle I was sitting in just happened to have an old typing class lab manual, so out of boredom one day i just started with page 1 going through all the lessons. Every day, if there was no actual work for me to do, I'd just practice typing and getting paid for it. This went on for six months.

When I finally left the internship, I didn't have a whole hell of a lot of job experience. But I did have college credit and could type like a motherf---er.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2016, 05:07:59 AM »

Quote from: msteelers on February 13, 2016, 05:55:38 PM

Wasn't there a Super Mario typing game back in the day?
Yep! Mario Teaches Typing

I used to play the shit out of that game back in elementary computer classes.
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2016, 04:55:57 PM »

I don't know if you are still looking for more typing games, but there have been a couple released on Steam recently that might be interesting if they are a bit experienced and you want something more entertaining to keep them practicing. 

Typefighters is a competitive typing game with several game modes.  And it's only $2, so even if you don't use it a ton it might be fun.  Giant Bomb did a Quick Look video of it if you are curious.

And then Epistory is more of an action adventure game where you have to type to attack enemies.  AnotherQuick Look video if it helps.

Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered also has really good reviews and may be a bit more straight forward typing game.
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2016, 05:25:13 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 30, 2016, 04:55:57 PM

And then Epistory is more of an action adventure game where you have to type to attack enemies.  AnotherQuick Look video if it helps.

I've been playing Epistory (hoping to finish it tonight, actually), and would give it a huge thumbs up.  It's Zelda meets Diablo by way of Mavis Beacon.  Been tons of fun, and has certainly helped my typing skills.
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2016, 01:26:39 PM »

I put a few of these on my wish list.  My 10 year old could use some typing training and this might be a fun way to do it.
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2016, 01:50:08 AM »

https://archive.org/details/msdos_Mario_Teaches_Typing_1992

That is all.
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2016, 04:22:25 PM »

Great thread, I had been thinking of something like this for a while for my 10 year old and now I have a bunch of good leads. smile
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« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2016, 10:13:58 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 30, 2016, 04:55:57 PM

Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered also has really good reviews and may be a bit more straight forward typing game.

this is a 'word maker' game (like Bookworm or Boggle) and not a typing game - i always used the mouse to construct the words. (don't actually remember if you can* use the keyboard). it also gets quite difficult in later levels.

(no one wants to play with me in Typing of the Dead because it really is one of the games i'm best at - still, the final fight is incredibly hard. i was obsessed with this game for a while. - i have the original on disc for Dreamcast and PC [and the new version in Steam], and even have multiple Dreamcast keyboards/keyboard adapters.)
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