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Steno Arcade
 
 
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Dec 23, 2015 @ 2:55pm
May 15, 2016 @ 10:52pm

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Greenlit!
New Alpha (1.1.5) Now Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux!
  • Moved the live-text (typing field) above the scrolling lyrics
  • Combined the karaoke and scrolling lyrics into one line
  • Words typed incorrectly will now turn red
  • Words typed correctly will now turn blue

Download the new Steno Arcade alpha for Windows, Mac, and Linux now![foralltoplay.com]

Description
Release date: Q2 2016
Steno Arcade is a suite of four arcade games designed to teach and drill steno and keyboarding fundamentals in an immersive, addictive, responsive, and interactive way. Steno Arcade is 100% free and open source and works with any steno machine or keyboard.

The alpha build of Steno Arcade includes one of the four games in the suite, Steno Hero! Imagine your favorite rhythm games, but instead of pressing buttons that vaguely emulate the original instruments, you're hitting steno chords or keyboard keys to precisely and accurately produce the lyrics to your favorite music! It's like singing karaoke with your fingers! The alpha includes four songs:

"I'm Your Moon" by Jonathan Coulton
"Mandelbrot Set" by Jonathan Coulton
"That Spells DNA" by Jonathan Coulton
"I Feel Fantastic" by Jonathan Coulton

Download the alpha for Windows, Mac, and Linux.[foralltoplay.com]

While Steno Arcade is designed to be played with a steno machine, it can also be looked at as a traditional typing game that can be played with any standard keyboard. You only need an NKRO (N-key rollover) keyboard if you intend to learn stenography and want to play the game using steno. For example, the slower, easier songs in Steno Hero are perfectly playable using a standard keyboard, but when you get to the faster, harder songs you may find yourself having trouble keeping up with a standard keyboard and will need to use steno if you want to complete the songs with a high level of accuracy and precision.

Steno Arcade is being developed on top of the Godot open source game engine, and the source will be released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license upon completion.

Steno Arcade is brought to you by The Open Steno Project[openstenoproject.org] and For All To Play[foralltoplay.com].
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25 Comments
stenoknight Jan 27, 2016 @ 12:34pm 
The new demo is out, and I FEEL FANTASTIC!!!
For All To Play  [author] Jan 13, 2016 @ 3:08pm 
@ psybernut Both. Steno Arcade is intended to be played with a steno machine so that stenographers can practice and improve their skills, but you can still play without an NKRO keyboard if you treat the game as a traditional typing game. You only need an NKRO keyboard if you intend to learn stenography and want to play the game using steno. For example, the slower/easier songs in Steno Hero are perfectly playable using a standard keyboard. It's only when you get to the faster/harder songs that you won't be able to keep up with a standard keyboard and will need to use steno if you want to complete the songs with a high level of accuracy and precision.
psybernut Jan 13, 2016 @ 11:48am 
Is this game developed with the idea of using a qwerty keyboard or a steno machine or both?
stenoknight Jan 7, 2016 @ 12:26pm 
You can play the four-song demo right now! The crowdfunding campaign for the expanded version (with more features in Steno Hero as well as three other steno tutorial games) is coming soon! But the more press we can get, the better our chances of being able to make all four games, so getting this onto Steam would be amazing. Please spread the word as much as you can, and thanks for your vote!
lostchild14000 Jan 6, 2016 @ 7:48pm 
I want to play this right now!
selrahcthewise Jan 4, 2016 @ 3:42pm 
Any word on this getting greenlit? I would like to play this i am in the 60 wpm class at my steno school and I think this may help.
Hashable Jan 2, 2016 @ 7:31am 
Never even thought this would end up on Steam. Very excited.
Save the Queen Dec 27, 2015 @ 12:30am 
NERRRRRRRRD!!!
dragon788 Dec 26, 2015 @ 7:02pm 
@Gana @For All To Play You can also utilize a non NKRO keyboard with Plover by using an arpeggiate method where you hold the first character and type others until the end of the word and then release (hold at least one character of the word while typing others throughout the word).
Taebrythn Dec 26, 2015 @ 6:41pm 
i like the idea of typing type games to help people. im not sure what the rest of it is but it still looks decent.