Typing Can be Fun!
Throughout your life, being able to touch-type will prove to be an incredibly useful skill. Typing quickly and accurately means you are able to write emails, letters and documents in minutes rather than hours, and you’ll be able to use that extra time to use your mind for your own enjoyment rather than figuring out which finger goes where. Given the importance of this skill, it is worth investigating games that test and build your typing ability.
History of Typing Games
As unlikely as it sounds, one of the most famous typing games is an adaptation of a zombie game. The Typing of the Dead is a modification of classic video game The House of the Dead. Rather than shooting the advancing undead with a gun, your goal is to type the onscreen words as quickly as possible. In 2008 House of the Dead 3 received a similar adaptation when it was released as Typing of the Dead 2. This was much more than a parody of a popular video game, it was a brand new genre in its own right. It was offering valuable skills and allowing people who may not otherwise have played video games to have some fun on PCs and consoles.
Other famous franchises have embraced typing games. Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure debuted for the Nintendo DS in 2011. This was an educational game that allowed children who love Pikachu to learn to touch type while having fun with their favourite characters at the same time.
If you think this sounds like your kind of game there will be something for you here on GamePix. Our games are all free-to-play and easy to follow, meaning you’ll be able to get the best games no matter which device you are using. Some games provide an onscreen keyboard, some games will require you to use a real-life one. Either way it’s guaranteed your typing skills will improve and your fingers will be able to keep up with your brain!
How To Get Good at Typing
Unlike other video games, a typing game is not about the results of the current game you are playing, but an ongoing improvement in something that will help in your day-to-day life. Being good at typing relies on steadily building your precision. If you rush you will make mistakes. Allow your brain to start processing the idea of where the keys are, how to get from one letter to another. Let your fingers slowly start to move until you are typing at your keyboard like you are playing a Beethoven symphony on the piano. Typing games will test your typing ability; you will need to practise to get the best from them!
Typing Games Can Help You Learn English
Typing games are a perfect way to learn English as a second or third language. It’s a way of building your vocabulary, improving your linguistic skills, and helping with your fluency of the written word. You’ll be amazed how quickly you’ll be able to write emails, essays and blogs after you’ve spent some time practicing with the typing games on offer here! Learning a new language can be hard, just as it is learning any new skill, but video games are sometimes a lot more useful than you may realize!
Typing Games on GamePix
Families and friends have always had fun with word games, and our typing games here on GamePix are an extension of having fun with words.
- In Type Or Die you have to use your brain as well as your fingers. Competing against two opponents to climb up a wall, your task is to type the answers to well-known questions. The faster you type the quicker you climb. The questions you are asked are things we all know but can be hard to answer under pressure. For example: name a country beginning with G! What’s an animal beginning with K? Type a fruit beginning with B! A perfect game for children, for parties or for classrooms!
- In Google Feud, players guess how Google would autocomplete a phrase. There is an endless supply of survey questions and potential answers. It’s a game that does not stop providing surprising and outrageous results. Unlike other, more solitary typing games, this is a perfect game for when you have friends round or if you are looking for something entertaining to do together as a family.
- Text Twist is a test of your anagram unscrambling ability. Presented with a jumble of six randomly generated letters, the aim of the game is to form as many words as you can within the time limit. It’s a game that will test your vocabulary as well as your typing skills! Once you get the hang of it you’ll find yourself wanting to keep playing, and at the same time your vocabulary will keep building and your typing speed will get faster and faster!
Typing is Important!
We live in a technology-driven world, where many jobs require a level of computer literacy. To be able to type efficiently is often a basic requirement for positions in the workplace. Typing is essential for searching the internet and to do any form of online research or to access online resources. Being able to type makes you more employable, gives you more independence and allows you to access more information. Improving your speed with typing games on GamePix can only help in the long term.
Do you have typing games specifically for older players?
We do! You don’t have to be an experienced gamer to enjoy our typing games here on GamePix. Waffle Words is a game we think suits older players. Simply compose as many words as possible using the available letters that appear on the screen. The longer and more obscure the word, the greater the payoff when points are awarded! A game that rewards a sharp tongue and a love of the English language.
Who are these games for?
Typing games are for anyone who would like to improve their typing skills, speed and accuracy. We have games suitable for people learning English as a foreign language, or for children who have never sat at a keyboard before. There are games for people who may never have had the opportunity to use word processors or PCs when they were at school so are learning skills later in life. Most of all our typing games are for people who want to have fun and improve important life skills at the same time.