This article was published on July 6, 2015

Play Typoroids: Asteroids reimagined for font fans


Play Typoroids: Asteroids reimagined for font fans
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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

Asteroids is a stone cold arcade classic: It was just you, your triangular spaceship and endless hordes of 8-bit enemies. Now there’s a new version to play, inspired by the original but angled at typography nerds.

Built by Polish design studio Hippotam, Typoroids replaces the aliens with giant floating letters. As you blast them, they become smaller, more difficult to deal with characters.

Besides the new foes, the game is exactly how you remember Asteroids and if you rack up a good score, there’s a leader board to show your achievement/utter lack of real productivity.

Typoroids [Hippotam via FastCo Design]

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