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Shape Type: The HTML5 Typography Game

Attention type nerds, did you know there are online games just for you? It’s true, Shape Type is a new HTML5 typography game where you have to drag curve-adjustment tools to perfect letterforms in various font faces. The closer you get to the actual letter the higher your score.

Shape Type is the brainchild of web developer Mark MacKay, who also created Kern Type (you guessed it, a competitive game of type kerning) and the nostalgia-inducing memela, a lite-brite inspired drawing app.

Shape Type uses the Raphaël JS library for its vector graphics. In order to play you’ll need to be using a modern browser, but so long as you’ve got the latest release, all the major browsers will work.

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