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Explore and survive as the young typist Kana in an old-school dungeon full of absurd encounters, mysterious puzzles, surprising secrets, and more.

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The demo is out now! It features the first hour or so of the full game, and is still in active development (meaning the final game will have some major differences and a lot more content).


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BackspaceBouken Windows v0.2.4 35 MB
BackspaceBouken Mac v0.2.4 37 MB
BackspaceBouken Linux v0.2.4 37 MB

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Saw your post on reddit and thought I would give the game a try. So right off the bat if you don't mind I would like to make a suggestion. If your concept to use the keyboard as well..... a keyboard why not customize the controls around that. Instead of using the standard WASD controls change it to ESDF so peoples hands can naturally be on the "home keys" instead of awkwardly changing back and fort. With that maybe subsitute the SPACE key for the ENTER as well. Other than that I am looking forward to testing out your game further. I played another typing game called Epidstory which is really fun but had to download a mod to change the controls schemes to match what I descriped but for me made it much more pleasurable. Best of luck on you game!

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I'd like to try out your game, but every time I run it, I get this error message :(

"Application folder: BackspaceBouken_Windows/Windows
There should be 'BackspaceBouken_Data'
folder next to the executable"

Despite the data folder being next to the executable. Did you compile the game with the 'Compatibility Level’ option set to ‘.NET 2.0 Subset’? If so, I've heard changing it to ".NET 2.0" fixes it.

EDIT: Never mind, I somehow fixed this by re-downloading it a couple of times. Strange.

Very enjoyable game! At first I didn't understand how the attack system but after a while it turned out to be really fun! You really have to write fast in this game!

The artstyle of the game was very cool and I enjoyed the very retro vibe and music :D

I don't know if you've heard of Game Development World Championship before (gdwc2019) but it's a competition for indie game developers where they can submit their games and it's free! It's great if you want some more visibility for the game and it only takes a couple of minutes to join :)