One skill I wish I had of developed as a child is the ability to touch type. Don’t get me wrong, I had a wonderful education, learnt to program and many other really valuable skills, but just never became a proficient touch-typer.
Is touch typing still a valuable skill when it seems we are moving inexorably to touch screens and very soon augmented-gesture and brain-controlled interfaces?
If it is (which I think it is), Typing of the Dead is fun.
The Typing of the Dead is an older game that is really a mod of the arcade classic House of the Dead. The game is styled on a railed first person shooter, but instead of shooting zombies with weapons you need to type out phrases and words to kill them. Doesn’t sounds very good – but it is surprisingly likeable and could be a nice addition to any teaching & learning about touch typing.