Picture the scene: a rancid zombie is making its way towards you along the corridor of a run down and deserted mansion. Not only that, another one appears behind him, flesh rotting, terrible halitosis and a decayed set of chompers desperate to taste your terrified being! What do I turn to protect myself, a gun, a sword? Neither, in this game the word is mightier than the sword and the weapon in this game is the keyboard! This game subverts the horror schlock genre in order to teach you to type. Words appear on the screen as the zombies come towards you and the quicker you type the more you progress in the game. Type slowly and you're zombie toast!
Thanks to Marc Prensky for sharing this link with us at his pre-conference seminar at Handheld Learning 2007.
I'm pretty proficient with most technologies but I am the fastest two-fingered typist in town (but still terribly slow). Maybe games such as these can help people like me develop my typing skills. Will try this over the next few weeks to see how it goes. Have a go yourself and download it from here.