TypeRacer (Beta)

By: Derek Yu

On: May 12th, 2008


Okay, I have to admit that I’m a sucker for typing games of any sort. If you make it online and competitive, then I’m going to be hooked.

What I’m trying to say is… that I have the hots for Mavis Beacon.

(Source: bruin, via selectbutton.net)

  • Tantan

    Hello Derek (You).

    Oh, please. Don’t tell me you didn’t think of that, too.

  • Gr.Viper

    I only get about 35… But I’m quite happy with it :)

  • Gr.Viper

    BTW, shouldn’t it be Derek (Yu) on the screenie?

  • falsion

    Nah, that’s the correct spelling of his name. Yu is just a pseudonym.

  • PHeMoX

    Lol, nice game, but I can’t come above about 75-80 wpm. :p

  • Chris

    Neat, but way too easy to cheat. Took a few minutes to make an AutoHotkey script that would type whatever was in the clipboard. They need to display the target text in a flash applet or something so people can’t copy it so easily.

    It quite properly disqualified me for cheating when I (my script, rather) got 224 wpm, but most of the other people on the scoreboard had similar scores.

  • Mazapán

    Ah, I’m a big fan of typing games too. This was fun, although I wish I could taunt the suckers I just beat…

  • raelz

    Haha I love this game, mostly because I rox those worthless office workers ! =D

  • zepelini

    Here’s a room for tigers:


  • raelz

    Ok, I don’t rock so hard, I got 92wpm on an easy text, but when it comes to punctuation, I am totally lost and make mistakes all the time :(

  • Joola

    I’m not good at this at all :( Only 18!

  • Joola

    Wooho! 27!

  • Not Sure

    WOW! Most people look at me like I am on crack when I mention Mavis Beacon.

  • Paragon

    I average 84 wpm, but there seems to be some way to cheat because this one dude is typing 193 wpm, and I can’t believe that is possible.

  • Stij

    Meh, my average is only 65. Puntuation and capitilization is what kills me.

  • Cybolt

    Why?! I average 64wpm and yet you crazy people get over 100. I know some people might be cheating but those that type 80-90 are pretty darn fast. It’s those capitals that kill me. *shakes fist*

  • Pyabo

    According to a simple Google search, the world’s fastest typer only clocks in averages around 160wpm…so I would guess that anything above that is a blantant cheat.

  • whocare

    have no reason to play typing games without cheating

  • rz.

    hahahahhaa i am dominating man. DOMINATING. havent come close to losing yet. on hard shit where i typo a lot i still make atleast 80wpm. wooo!

  • th15

    Oh man, I’d always thought it was Mavis Bacon.

  • Harbl

    I can’t get over 43 WPM, and I averaged at 40.
    But when I was a kid, I never had Mario or Mavis Beacon to teach me typing, so I type using mostly only my index fingers, and I look at the keyboard a lot.
    How can I fix this?

  • Zulgaines

    I average 70-80 WPM, but some of these scores don’t seem possible.

  • derp.

    51 wpm, the Capitalization really fucks me up

  • Zulgaines

    The game requires more than type speed, especially when you’re typing passages out of fucking chemistry books. Hope you’re a good speller.

  • Smithy

    Nifty coincidence! I just posted something about this in the “keen game sense” thread a few weeks ago. I’ve been looking for a reason to boast.

    114 wpm.

  • RyanA

    Woah, more fun than I would have thought! My top typing rate in the game was 120 wpm, and I only came in second! :( This reminds me of the fun I had playing Mario Teaches Typing at my elementary school. Elementary school rocked.

  • Dusty Spur

    I played one race and got 1st place with 57 wpm.

    I was simultaneously proud and disappointed.

  • John Roth

    UGH… soooo freecking addictive.

  • Cookie_Jar

    Brag time! Average of 92 wpm.

  • Scott

    It was fun when I was winning :(

  • Bezzy

    Top was 60 wpm. I thought I was a bit faster than that :/. I’m glad it match-makes you well.

  • Shih Tzu

    Well, that didn’t take long. All the high scores right now are cheatbots advertising porno sites. Yay for capitalism!

    By the way, my average is 85 wpm. You 120 people should go pro.

  • Derek

    They should just take the high scores down!

  • renkin

    I hope this game will teach people to use correct punctuation and capitalization.

  • Shih Tzu

    renkin :

    i hope this game will teac hyou to, sHUT UR FACE

  • Fecal Brunch

    Anyone ever play Typing of the Dead? That was incredible. Had me typing like a machinegun.

    This is shit hot too.

  • Smithy

    Someone here hit 120 wpm?

    Suddenly I feel emasculated.