Type:Rider

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Type:Rider
Type.Rider.jpg
Developer(s)Agat Films & Cie – Ex Nihilo
Publisher(s)
Platform(s)
ReleaseiOS, Android
  • WW: October 10, 2013
Microsoft Windows
  • WW: November 6, 2013
PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4
  • WW: July 12, 2016
Nintendo Switch
  • WW: April 25, 2019
Genre(s)
Mode(s)Single-player

Type:Rider is a video game developed by Agat Films & Cie – Ex Nihilo and published by Bulkypix and Arte. It was released in for Microsoft Windows, Android, and iOS in 2013, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2016, and for Nintendo Switch in April 2019.[1]

The game won the award for Artistic Consistency at the 2013 European Indie Game Days.[2]

In May 2017, it became free for PlayStation Plus subscribers.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

Type:Rider is a puzzle-platform video game in which the player must control a colon punctuation mark through ten world based on existing font from different eras.[4][5][6]

The colon can roll and jump in order to collect letters from each of the ten fonts as well as collectables such as asterisks and ampersands.[4] Each era features pieces of arts that characterised them as well as its own soundtrack.[5]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
MetacriticiOS: 83/100[7]
Switch: 66/100[8]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Eurogamer8/10
Pocket Gamer3.5/5
TouchArcade4.5/5

Review aggregator Metacritic gave the iOS version of Type:Rider a score of 83 out of 100 based on 13 reviews from critics,[7] while the Switch version received a score of 66.[8]

Eurogamer awarded the game with a score of 8 out of 10, praising how it manages to offer a combination of the style of Limbo and the challenges of the Trials' series while also providing a framework for educating the player about the history of typography.[9] Pocket Gamer gave the game a score of 3.5/5, commenting positively on the originality of the settings, but reporting the presence of a "few niggling problems".[4]

Despite having identified a few technical-related issues, TouchArcade described Type:Rider as a "intricately-designed masterpiece".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lane, Gavin (4 April 2019). "Homo Machina, Type:Rider And Vandals Arrive On Switch This Month". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Type:Rider". Bridgeman Images. Archived from the original on 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  3. ^ Plummer, Libby (27 April 2017). "This month's free games for PlayStation Plus". Wired. ISSN 1357-0978. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Slater, Harry (10 October 2013). "Type:Rider". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b Janes, Ryan (9 May 2019). "Type:Rider Review". Nintendo Insider. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  6. ^ Fahey, Mike. "You Never Realized Fonts Could Be This Exciting". Kotaku. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Type:Rider (iOS)". Metacritic. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Type:Rider (Switch)". Metacritic. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  9. ^ Whitehead, Dan (19 November 2013). "Type:Rider review". Eurogamer. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  10. ^ Musgrave, Shaun (13 October 2013). "'Type:Rider' Review - Twitchy And Glitchy, But A Must Play Anyway". TouchArcade. Retrieved 29 July 2019.

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