Mirabai Knight (askeladden) wrote,
Mirabai Knight

Crowdfunding My Steno Tutorial Video Game

So I never really posted to LJ much even at its height; this was always just a reading account for me. And even though traffic has fallen catastrophically (it's really only half a dozen of you plus Samuel Pepys that ever post in this place these days), I still check LJ several times a day. I guess it's a reflex.

So on the off-chance that any of my 81 LJ friends still haunt these halls, I thought I'd post a link to the crowdfunding campaign we've been working on since last July.

It's a suite of four steno tutorial games. A playable demo for one of them has already been developed, and half of the money required to finish it has already been raised. The other three are stretch goals and we're a long way away from funding them, but there's still 40 days left of the campaign, so who knows! Maybe we'll tap into a rich seam of need for a retro-style fast-twitch typing game that uses music and platforming to teach stenographic skills!

You can see a video of our lead dev playing against himself (qwerty versus steno) here:

Many many thanks for any contributions of cash or signal boosting that y'all can make among your friends and gaming communities! I've been dreaming of this game suite for six years now, and I'm really, really hoping we can make it happen.

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