Learning how to use a keyboard properly to type is not my idea of having fun, but when you turn it into a videogame this lesson becomes much less sucky, if not enjoyable.  Z-Type manages to do just that.  It takes the pain of learning how to type and dumps it on its head by making the mundane process a videogame similar to 1942, or other 2D flying games from consoles past such as Life Force for the NES.  The best part about Dominic Szablewski’s Z-Type game is that it’s free, and it runs in your browser.

It’s a snappy little Javascript game that he made for the ChromeExperiments site, so I’m not sure if it’ll work in other browsers or not, so if it doesn’t quit being a lazy as* and download Chrome already.  Even if you’re a pecker (not that pecker perv) you’ll have a blast playing Z-Type.  Click on the button below to give it a whirl, and be prepared to have the most awesome lesson in typing you’ve ever had.  You’ve never thought learning of any kind could actually be fun…

Z-Type: Learning for Gamers

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.