Markus 'Notch' Persson, best known for the mega-hit Minecraft
and his affinity for fedoras, has released a free browser-based typing game entitled Drop
The Unity-powered title is simple in concept: players type as the world transforms into a pulsating aural journey through a tunnel of heavy electronic music. As new words appear, the time to complete the required letters shortens, which speeds the experience.
Despite our expert typing skills – as evidenced by our intricate and always hilarious puns
sessions end within seconds. According to the creator, Drop
was inspired by a number of experiences, including Terry Cavanagh's Super Hexagon
, the ending of Polytron's Fez
and – for its visuals – his ceiling
. Unlike the first two notes of inspiration, Notch's ceiling did not make Joystiq's 2012 'Best of the Year
Play Drop for free
on Notch's personal website.