More Publicity for TypeRacer
TypeRacer has been fortunate in attracting lots of attention in the past weeks. We wanted to take a few minutes to supplement the links on our first post with the latest articles from the blogosphere.
But first, a quick update. Many of you have noticed a few cheaters in the game. Why anyone would want to cheat at typing is beyond me, but I’m happy to announce that we have a solution on the way really soon – will post more on this when it comes out.
Have you tried the private racetracks on TypeRacer yet? A few of you have posted your racetrack URLs on blogs and forums, which is awesome! However, these URLs currently expire 30 minutes after the last person leaves the racetrack. This is clearly a problem – we’re working out a way to make these URLs permanent.
Okay, back to what’s been said about TypeRacer in the past week! (The links take you to the full stories)
“I know a few of you are already addicted to TypeRacer… The cool thing about the site is that its typing tests incorporate passages from cool movies, songs and books, like Monty Python and the Holy Grail, A Clockwork Orange and Stephen Colbert’s I Am America (And So Can You!).” – USA Today PopCandy
“I’m not the only one who has compared the insanely addictive “TypeRacer” to educational typing tool Mavis Beacon.” – Interview with MTV Multiplayer
“If you’re like me and love typing speed tests, I suggest checking out Typeracer, a fun game that lets you compete with other typing hotshots — forewarning, it’s truly addictive!” – Geeksugar
“Website attracted one-quarter of a million visitors in a single week… What’s next for TypeRacer?” – Interview with GameCyte
“I’m a sucker for typing games of any sort. If you make it online and competitive, then I’m going to be hooked.” – TIGSource
“We have covered several online typing games before but this one is one of a kind.” – MakeUseOf