Good idea, doesn't work I am a fan of the 8pen concept, but haven't been able to use the keyboard fluently enough to justify using it all the time. This game seems like a great way to get me over that learning curve, but I am unable to get past level 1-5 because the words will not pop up. Hopefully this issue can be resolved and I can bump up my rating.
Fun Way To Learn New Layout I really like that that this feels less like a typing tutorial and more of a fun game that gets progressively harder. Because I play this on a tablet, and I have small hands, I have to use my stylus to really get a good flow going, even when in portrait view, but this somehow makes it more fun, to me, as it almost feels like a drawing game. My only issue is that my arm, wrist, and hand eventually tire out. But that should change, with more practice.
Good game, but 8pen is not the best typing experience The game is very effective at teaching 8pen! Initially I was excited that something as basic as typing had been reinvented for the smartphone. But I find 8pen to not be as efficient as it is advertised to be. I find Google's swipe keyboard much more faster, and it is so in an absolute sense. In 8pen the finger has to move much longer to even type small words. Of course QWERTY is not the best way to type on smart phones, but I don't think 8pen is THE typing interface that the world has been waiting for.
Decent game, very good tutorial, nice free trial As a game, it's kind of fun. You use gestures to "shoot down" letters and words as they appear on the screen. As a tutorial for the keyboard, it's very effective, as you learn and practice common letters and simple words, building up to more complex things and increasing pace as you go. But it's most valuable to me as a free trial. I quickly learned how the keyboard works, how simple it really is to use... And how, because of my mild to moderate dyslexia, this keyboard just isn't for me.
Nice idea A game is a nice way to teach people something. Personally it bugs up on level five, but that's a technical thing. As soon as that's fixed I think this would be a great way to learn 8pen. After using the practice feature with the longest word I could think of... I need all the help learning I can get!
Not working after after level 4 The game start off great an all but after level 4 it stops showing letters and eventually crash. I think the game engine behind it has changed website that is why it can't reach it. so sad :/ please fix it