Minecraft creator launches Drop typing game

Minecraft creator Markus Persson has just launched a new free game called Drop, which tests gamers' typing skills as they type in the corresponding blinking letters that appear on the screen. However, typing in a wrong letter will speed up the game, and going too slow will result in the game being over, so be sure to hone in on your typing skills before getting in on this game.

The game runs on Unity, so you'll need to download and install the Unity web player if you don't already have it, but once you're locked and loaded, the game will load and you'll be ready to play right away. The game starts when you begin typing the letters that show up on the screen, and the letter that you need to type will blink and be highlighted.

Persson (a.k.a. "Notch") quietly launched the new game this morning via Twitter, and he says that Drop was influenced by a factor of things, including Super Hexagon, the ending of Fez, and weirdly enough, his apartment ceiling, which we can clearly see in the game. Just like with Super Hexagon, Drop is an endless runner type of game, so the goal is to go as long as you can without losing.

If you're wondering about Persson's other game that he announced last year, Ox10c is still being developed and Persson still plans on releasing it, so if you're excited about getting in on some first-person shooter action from the creator of Minecraft, you'll still have that chance real soon.