Looking for ways to motivate boys to learn to keyboard? Then you need to find The Typing of the Dead.
In this program, the player (you have to call him that because of the video game aspect of the program) is confronted with a never-ending onslaught of zombies and monsters. Yes, you guessed it, the only way that they can fight the monsters is by typing the words quickly and accurately.
Don’t you love the keyboards that are attached to each of the heros’ chests? It’s almost like being in Second Life.
This program is totally unique. It is using the PacMan Theory of Motivation to get students to learn “something that’s good for ’em.”
This game was first released in 1999 in Japan for video arcades with dual keyboards. What a great way to take education to where the kids are . . .
Later, it was ported over to Dreamcast, Windows, PlayStation 2, and Nintendo. You might say that it has been received with mixed reactions. some call it “an enjoyable game.” PC World identified it as one of the “Top Ten Worst Games”
What about you, will you be putting this game in your schools anytime soon? Comment about this.