The free Icarus Proudbottom Collection of typing games for Windows is an excellent way for anyone to improve their typing abilities while having fun in the process. All six games have been brought together in this free collection that offers various approaches to learn how to type. You get the classic Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing, Icarus Proudbottom's World of Typing Weekly and four more.
Consequently, you get immense variety to keep things interesting while learning. If you’re looking for another typing tutor that's suitable for kids try Tux Typing. For something more traditional, try the classic Mavis Beacon app.
Classic games, classic performance
The original game, Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing, was created as a flash game for one of the Something Awful game jams. Later games followed the same flash format.
What you’re getting in this collection is all six Icarus Proudbottom games in their original forms, without any polishing up or remastering. Therefore, this is very much a nostalgia trip for graphics and sound.
As Windows 10 users will probably be aware, the operating system no longer supports in-browser flash games. This means that although the Icarus Proudbottom games started life in that format, you need to download them to play them on your Windows 10 PC.
Genres within a genre
Typing games are a genre in their own right, but the developer of the Icarus Proudbottom Collection, Holy Wow, has built typing practice into other genres. These range from more traditional typing exercises to solving a dark mystery.
The Icarus Proudbottom Collection is a highly convenient way to enjoy all six typing games from Holy Cow. In general, programs designed to teach typing tend to be focused on teaching, with little thought on entertainment. The Icarus Proudbottom Collection makes fun of edutainment games while keeping its educational value. Especially for younger learners, Icarus Proudbottom is a terrific way to improve typing skills while having fun at the same time.
Despite all the advances in automatic spelling correction and predictive text, accurate typing skills are still essential in the business world. Whether you're writing reports, reviews, your CV, or anything else, you must be able to express yourself clearly. Unfortunately, with so much automation, it's easy to become less attentive to the accuracy of what we're writing.