Sticks and stones may break bones, but words can trap people in eternal damnation. Brainseed Factory’s newest creation is Typoman, a 2D puzzle platformer set in a dark, surreal world. Players control a tiny hero who’s trapped in a world ruled by darkness. However, despite his small size, he harbors a powerful gift: he can use letters to alter his environment.
As the player ventures forth, they find themselves on a quest to defeat the giant evil demon that has trapped them in his domain. They use words to their advantage, crafting new ones to save themselves from deadly environmental traps. However, those same words can be the player’s downfall. Anagrams are dangerous; for instance, if PART shifts into TRAP, the titular character is crushed. That’s not all; words also transform themselves into terrifying creatures who are hell-bent on ending the player by any means.
Typoman is out now exclusively on the Nintendo Wii U for $13.99 (USD). Gamers who installed the Nindies@E3 demo of the game back in June are eligible for a 15% discount at the eShop. To learn more about the game, visit the official website, “like” the game’s Facebook page, and follow the Twitter. To learn more about the developer Brainseed Factory, visit their website, “like” them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.