Do you remember Typoman? We won’t be surprised if you don’t, as it was a Wii U exclusive developed by little-known indie studio Brainseed Factory. It deserves to be remembered though because, although not perfect, we found it to be memorable, utterly unique, and thoroughly worth your time. So we’re happy to see it being made available to a wider audience.
The game is being reborn as Typoman: Revised, which incorporates “multiple game design and graphics improvements” that have been made since the original release. PC and Mac gamers will be given their chance to experience Typoman August 15th, when it releases via Steam. Fear not superpowered console owners, for PS4 and Xbox One will also see Typoman: Revised some time soon after. Console pricing is not confirmed, but the Steam version will cost $14.99 (not sure how much in real money), with a 20% discount for the first week of release.
If you’re not familiar with the game, then you should of course do the sensible thing and read our review. If you’re terrified at the prospect of confronting such an inevitably wonderful piece of writing written by an undoubtedly gorgeous and staggeringly modest human being, then picture this: A platform puzzler where every character is a word, a collection of letters twisted into a shape. Physically move letters around to create new words and change existing ones, directly influencing the world around you as you do so. Or just, you know, watch that trailer up there if you haven’t already.