I have begun looking into current “edu-games” in order to get a general idea of how educators can effectively use a gaming space as an educational tool. The game that appears to be the most recommended by educators and avid players alike is The Typing of the Dead series published by Sega. The most recent iteration, The Typing of the Dead: Overkill, was recently released on the digital distribution platform Steam for $19.99.
The game challenges players to quickly type words and phrases in order to incapacitate zombies before they come too close to the screen. The game can be graphic and is not recommended for younger players, but it can be a fantastic tool for educators who wish to improve typing skills in older students.