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Typoman

Slip into the role of an unusual HERO and find the last letter to restore hope in a merciless world.

  • PS4
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  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Genre: Adventure / Puzzle / Platformer
  • Publisher: Brainseed Factory
  • Developer: Brainseed Factory
E10Plus
Fantasy Violence
 
 

About the Game

Typoman is a 2D puzzle platformer. You slip into the role of a character made of letters, struggling to make your way through a dark and hostile world. Despite your small stature you have a powerful gift: You can craft words to alter your environment. But choose your words wisely. They can either be a blessing... or a curse!

Key Features

  • Wield the power of altering the world by by creating, changing or destroying words
  • Solve ingenious and challenging puzzles with a unique aesthetic mix of typography and pen and ink graphics
  • Captivating, carefully drafted, on-the-fly told story using witty word puzzles and puns
  • Surreal, atmospheric game world
  • Featuring Trading Cards and Badges (Steam), Cloud Save, Leaderboards and Achievements
  • Distinct soundtrack specifically composed for the game
 
 

 


 

Honors & Awards

  • Featured at "Indie Game Revolution", EMP Museum, Seattle
  • Winner "Best Production", German Video Game Awards 2016, Munich
  • Finalist "Indie Prize 2016 Showcase", Casual Connect Europe 2016, Amsterdam
  • Winner "Best Casual Game", Game Connection Development Awards 2015, San Francisco
  • Nominee for "Best Game, Best Indie Game, Best Sound, Best Game Design, Best Console Game", German Dev Awards 2015, Cologne
  • Winner "Best Art Style" Gaming Trend's Best of E3 2015 Awards, Los Angeles
  • Winner "Best of Quo Vadis 2015" Best of Quo Vadis Show, Berlin
  • Nominee "Best Indie Game" gamescom award 2015, Cologne
  • Winnner "Best Youth Game", Pädi Preis 2016, Munich
 
 

"A drop of ink may make a million think." — George Gordon Byron

The story of Typoman is inspired by the life and work of 20th century writers. But it is a homage to all 'Heroes with a pen' out there — those who devote their writing abilities to truth and freedom in all times and places.

You start as a little O - rolling out of a dump of letters, gathering three more letters on your way to be reborn as the HERO, a small figure with only one arm. A golden, angel-like companion, the MUSE, guides you to your destiny: the second arm that would complete the HERO. 

Before reaching it however a giant demon appears and swallows the little arm. Find that creature, defeat it to get your arm and become whole to fulfill your destiny.

While your journey is hard and full of dangers, you have a powerful weapon at your disposal - the Wordcraft - changing and creating words to bend the world to your will. But there is another creature that can also use the Wordcraft: GARMR, your Nemesis. GARMR, always one step ahead of the HERO, lays traps and creates monsters to stop you.

While the HERO embodies all brave and devoted writers, those who fought battles for truth and freedom - with words as their weapon, risking their lives under oppression and tyranny, there are those dark creatures who stand for the tyrant and his henchmen. The giant demon embodies all those dark words, and HERO's antagonist GARMR stands for regime loyalists who try to spread those dark words of doubts and evilness, words which become monsters, words like HATE, FEAR, and DOOM - their tools to control the ignorants.

You play a small, fragile character (which is made of the letters H-E-R-O) who is trapped in a hostile world full of traps and monsters. But despite your small stature you have a powerful ability: You can alter your environment by creating, changing or destroying words.

Typoman is easy to pick up and play. The core gameplay is simple and familiar - you can run and jump, as well a push, pull and throw letters in order to reach your goal. You can't just plow through though! The challenge is considering each situation carefully and combining the letters in the right way in order to defeat monsters and overcome traps and obstacles.

 
 

Tips & Tricks

 
 
 
  • Examine your environment, take your time to come up with the solution word.
  • Think words - You won't solve puzzles by piling up letters to overcome a gate, but by crafting the word OPEN or DOWN.
  • Do not be afraid to just try out whatever word comes to your mind.
  • Sometimes you can use the LIE to turn a word into its antonym, this will give you access to new letters.
 
 
 
  • Puzzles can have multiple solutions.
  • Use the 'Wordscrambler' to quickly rearrange letters into new words.
  • Words you find will increase your stats and unlock achievements.
  • Some words will change your appearance or trigger animations - just for fun.
 
 

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