Epistory - Typing Chronicles


Epistory

is an atmospheric adventure typing game that tells the story of a writer lacking inspiration who asks her muse to help write her latest book. In Epistory you play the muse, a fictional character in a world where everything is untold. Your adventure begins on a blank page, but the world will soon become larger and livelier as you gather inspiration, solve its mysteries and defeat its enemies. From movement to opening chests and fighting in epic battles, every element in the game is controlled exclusively with the keyboard.
As you progress and explore the fantasy origami world, the story literally unfolds in the writer’s mind and the mysteries of the magic power of the words are revealed.

Features


  • Explore a beautiful paper craft world: play as the muse riding a giant three tailed fox, lost in a fantasy 3D world
  • More than just typing: solve mysterious puzzles, unlock magic powers and defeat enemies in adrenaline pumping epic combats
  • A writer’s block? Collect fragments and inspirations points to unfold the story as you explore the origami world in the writer’s head. But there is more to the story than meets the eye…
  • All in keyboard: from movements, combats to even menus, control everything with a keyboard
  • Adaptive difficulty: if your hands fly around the keyboard or if you are a slow typist, the game features a dynamic difficulty system that evolves to fit each players’ skill set
  • Competitive Arena Mode: challenge other players for the top spot in the arena leaderboards
  • Play in your own language: game texts are localized in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Polish with voice overs in English. The game supports several keyboard layouts (QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, BEPO, Dvorak, Workman and Colemak)
Minimum Requirements
OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
Processor: Intel Core i5 2400 -OR- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD4850 -OR- GeForce GTX 295 (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
Storage: 1 GB available space
Recommended Specifications
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Minimum Requirements
OS: OS X 10.9
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 1 GB available space
Additional Notes: Tested on a 2010 MacMini
Minimum Requirements
Processor: Intel Core i5 2400 -OR- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD4850 -OR- GeForce GTX 295 (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
Storage: 1 GB available space
Additional Notes: Tested on Ubuntu 14.04.
  • Epistory doesn't try to do too much, instead focusing on perfect execution of what it does. The world is gorgeously crafted around you as the narrator lulls you into contentment, but the creeping insect enemies will keep you moving and actively entertained.

  • Despite the intense final battles, each level is nothing but a gift to its players.

  • An original and very well developed idea gives birth to a fascinating, entertaining and quite challenging adventure.

  • The base mechanic may conjure up thoughts of Mavis Beacon, but so much has been built onto that foundation, making Epistory - Typing Chronicles so much greater than just a typing game.

  • Epistory - Typing Chronicles is so much more than a typing game, is an amazing journey filled with a lot of great ideas and characterized by an excellent level design and a good mixture of RPG and puzzle's elements.

  • Epistory is a zelda-like adventure in a universe made of paper and words. It has its own style (even if it can't compete with the fascinating inventions of Tearaway), and elegantly mixes combat and exploration. Is a short and compelling experience, but it would have been nice to see more variety in the structure of the dungeons.

  • Minor quibbles aside, Epistory is a solid typing adventure. The story mode is around five hours long, and a leaderboard offers plenty of opportunities to test typing skills against the rest of the world. While the plot never builds to the kind of interesting levels that the introduction suggests (in fact, an end-game twist is something of a headscratcher) the gameplay is so well-made that it’s hard to fault the rest.

  • Games Master UK

    It's far from the twee indie game it looks, but unfortunately words fail it. [June 2016, p.83]

  • Epistory is an imaginative adventure game with sophisticated RPG elements and well-designed typewriting learning cleverly disguised as a game. Too bad the game content is often repeated.But still, Epistory is worth trying not only because it supports Czech language.

  • Maybe the most enjoyable typing game ever, but it’s clichéd story elements hold it back.

  • CD-Action

    Epistory is a one-trick pony (you interact with the environment by typing in corresponding words) so it becomes repetitive, but it has a pleasant fairy tale atmosphere. [06/2016, p.53]

  • Pelit (Finland)

    Combining an ARPG template with typing-based combat is a brilliant idea. Unfortunately, Epistory is a bit too easy and simplistic to really pull it off. I can only hope for a sequel with more challenge, enemy types, skills and the like. [Aug 2016]

  • Epistory - Typing Chronicles is a traditional adventure game with original combat mechanics. You don't attack with swords and others weapons, you must attack with your typing.

  • While “one of the most inventive typing games out there” is a summary in danger of being mistaken for faint praise, Epistory’s wonderful, paper-craft design and smart, word-based battle system combine to make it exactly that.

  • Don’t expect heavy action or fast paced gameplay, but if you want to improve your timing and typing skills then this might be for you.

  • Epistory gets lost in metonymy, the act of substituting a label for something of a real substance or meaning.

Epistory - Typing Chronicles
$14.99 $7.12
Title: Epistory - Typing Chronicles
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
Released: 30 March 2016
Developer: Fishing Cactus
Publisher: Fishing Cactus
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam Workshop
  • Steam Leaderboards
UI Audio Subs
Spanish - Spain
Czech
Polish
English
Simplified Chinese
Japanese
Russian
French
Italian
German
Portuguese - Brazil
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