You are a new astronaut, tasked with typing through various poems and stories in order to explore planets in Spacebar.
Spacebar is a typing-based game that takes the works like Where the Sidewalk Ends and Peter Rabbit and has you typing out bits of their stories to provide a platform for your astronaut to move across. You are tasked with exploring various planets, each with their own story or poem that needs to be typed out. As you type these words, their letters appear on the screen, and your character automatically moves forward across them.
Once you fall off the platforms you are creating, you will be brought back to your home planet instantly. If you need more of a challenge than that, or want the game to become easier, you can change how fast your character walks in the pause menu.
Sometimes, gems, power-ups, and disadvantages appear on top of the letters – all of which can be collected by running into them. Power-ups help by giving you more points and slowing down your character. On the other hand, disadvantages hinder you. Gems can be collected to use to purchase items in the store, however, quickly completing the sentence will reward you with more gems than you are able to collect by waiting it out. The store where you can spend your gems gives you various astronaut outfits, although these can also be earned through completing the different planets without falling off the platforms you are creating.
Spacebar is a lovely typing game, but it is lacking a bit of polish. If you start typing too early, your character might be stuck at the start and you’ll have to go back to the menu before continuing. Also, sometimes, the tutorial is cut off, even on full screen. Apart from these few errors, the game itself is still nice as it challenges you to type up these classic stories.
Spacebar is available for free on Itch.io.