I've been wanting to create a typing game, where you set a goal of a certain WPM and you have to type out various things attempting to surpass that goal.
Anyway, I'd like to figure out a good setup for showing the player what they need to type and what they've typed so far. The game super stick scrappers skirmish whatever used 3 letters that appeared below the input and were replaced as soon as the player typed them in, but I'd like some try to come up with something better than that.
In commercial typing games, you'll usually see something like two rows of text with sentences, one row shows what to type, and the one below it shows what was typed so far. Usually the part showing what has been typed changes color to reflect the parts that have been typed properly and the parts that have been typed wrong. So when the text above where your typing turns red, you know you goofed and you have to decide whether to back up and fix or keep going. I don't know if BYOND has the ability to have different colors of text in the same label, but I've never seen it.
Anyone have ideas for how I could pull something like this off with BYOND? Or any other formats for a typing game that include what to type and what was typed would be good.
Oct 25 2009, 6:34 pm