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Overview

Type:Rider is a game about the history of fonts and typography. As well as a 'standard' video game, a Facebook app was also produced (allowing people to create custom sentences) as well as a version specifically designed for educational and cultural facilities.

The player controls a colon (:) in the manner of a reversible motorbike, rolling and jumping around physics-based 2D levels. Each font has four chapters of either puzzle- or action-based platforming; action levels require the player to navigate various obstacles and themed on the font and relevant history, while puzzle levels require the player to get extra orbs (effectively just full stops, or small circles) to the level exit.

Each font's chapters have 37 collectibles: each letter of the alphabet, the ampersand (&), and six asterisks. The asterisks are not required and often harder to collect, but provide illustrated histories of the font.

Fonts & History Topics

  • "Origins" (Stevens Titling): Cave paintings, cuneiform writing, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Chinese characters, Greek alphabet, Latin alphabet
  • Gothic (Gutenberg Textura): Monk scribes, Carolingian miniscule, Johannes Gutenberg, movable type, letterpress, Gutenberg's bible
  • Garamond: Nicolas Jenson, italic, Geoffrey Tory, Rober Estienne, Grecs du roi, Claude Garamont
  • Didot: Romains du Roi, John Baskerville, Didot family, Bodoni's Manuale Tipografico, birth of print media, encyclopedia
  • Clarendon: Lithography, William Caslon, typewriter, Egyptian typeface, telegraph, linotype
  • Futura: Futurists, Dadaism, Cassandre, Russian Constructivism, Bauhaus, Futura
  • Times (Times New Roman): Thibaudeau's classification, Gill Sans, offset printing, Penguin Books, birth of cinema, Times New Roman
  • Helvetica (Helvetica Neue): Advertising, Helvetica, phototypesetting, transferable lettering, Free Press Movement, Vox classification
  • Pixel (04b03): GML, WYSIWYG, bitmap fonts, outline fonts, desktop publishing, opentype

A 'bonus' font is also included, based on Comic Sans, featuring only one level and one asterisk.

System Requirements

PC

MinimumRecommended
OS: Windows XPOS: Windows 7
Processor: Core 2 DuoProcessor: Core i5
Memory: 2 GB RAMMemory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 3D acceleratedGraphics: 3D accelerated
DirectX: Version 9.0DirectX: Version 9.0
Network: Broadband Internet connectionNetwork: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 500 MB available spaceHard Drive: 500 MB available space

Sound Card: Compatible SB16

Sound Card: Compatible SB16

Mac

MinimumRecommended
OS: OSX 10.6OS: OSX 10.8
Processor: Core 2 DuoProcessor: Core 2 Duo
Memory: 2 GB RAMMemory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 3D acceleratedGraphics: 3D accelerated
Network: Broadband Internet connectionNetwork: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 500 MB available spaceHard Drive: 500 MB available space

Sound Card: Compatible SB16

Sound Card: Compatible SB16

Linux

MinimumRecommended
OS: UbuntuOS: Ubuntu 12.04.3
Processor: Core 2 DuoProcessor: Core 2 Duo
Memory: 2 GB RAMMemory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 3D acceleratedGraphics: 3D accelerated
Network: Broadband Internet connectionNetwork: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 500 MB available spaceHard Drive: 500 MB available space
Sound Card: Compatible SB16Sound Card: Compatible SB16

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