Global Game Jam 2020: REBIND TYPER

“REBIND TYPER” by Chris Choi, Siu Man Ho & Kwok Chun Yau.

“[A] typing game which forces you to rebind keyboard keys to other keys.”

Inspired by the retro arcade game “Missile Command”, you have to shoot down your enemies in “REBIND TYPER”, too. But instead of directly controlling your crosshair to target the fiends, you only have to type their specific ID to attack them successfully. Sounds easy? It would be, if your in-game keyboard would not break down every now and then!

So you must not only take care about typing the target IDs correctly, but also exchange your broken keys with functioning ones by dragging them around with your mouse. It gets pretty hectic in a short time, because there is always a chance that you will need the key back that you just rebinded.

“REBIND TYPER” really tests all your skills at once: Typing speed, memory, resource management and your ability to overlook a messed up situation quickly. Do not worry too much, though: The first successful enemy strike does not mean a game over, so there is always some hope for you to get back on your feet – and with some training, you can break your own record sooner or later. A simple idea well executed! >>PLAY