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Type:Rider Review
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Posted: 2 weeks ago, last updated 8 days ago.

Author: @GrowingUpGamers and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Type: Rider is an adventure game where you play as the two dots of a colon as they roll and jump through levels made up of the letters and styles of different ages of typography. The level design showcases the fonts, techniques, artwork, people, and even music for each age, creating an immersive atmosphere that is always changing and revealing something new.

Play consists of rolling two dots across the landscape and jumping in order to reach the end of the level. As you go you try and collect a stamp for each letter, but they are not essential. There are puzzles to solve as you progress, with challenges such as finding and moving another dot to fill a tray that shows three spaces.

This game is unusual because it focuses on the structural aspect of typography and text rather than words and sentences. The dots slide down, jump across, knock over, and otherwise physically manoeuvre the letters as objects. This is matched with imagery that pays homage to each font and its historical significance.

The information and history pages you unlock through gameplay provide a history and language lesson on the side, and are greatly enhanced when paired with the imagery throughout the levels.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 10/10/2013, updated in 2019

Platforms: Android, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch and iOS

Genres: Platform, Puzzle and Traversal

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: ART Een (@ARTEen)

Players: 1

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 170 minutes and 4 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3. The game features various environmental hazards from thorn bushes to electrical sparks and circular saws. Upon impact the dots simply disintegrate. There is one segment in the game where the player has to avoid shots taken by a gun. This is represented by a crosshair and a gunshot imprint on screen.

CostsCosts

Type:Rider usually costs £8.99.
 

Type:Rider

Switch Store Switch £8.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Type:Rider Accessibility Report documents 23 accessibility features:
There are a lot of collectible pages that can be found which have history of font and typography lessons on the, and those are at a moderate reading level with smaller text that can not be adjusted. The are not used in gameplay or required to complete the game.

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