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App Wrap: 'Type:Rider,' 'Kami'

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NY1 highlights the coolest and newest apps for your cell phone or mobile device in the twice-weekly segment "App Wrap." NY1's Adam Balkin filed the following report.

Type:Rider

How can you take things you typically associate with working all day in a cubicle and somehow, make them really fun? Well, we'll show you two apps that help do just that. The first, a game called Type:Rider.

You play as a colon, the type from type, working your way across boards of fonts, you know, all those different styles you choose from when writing some sort of paper or report like Gothic, Garamond, Futura, Times.

Each level's theme is based on the time period during which that font was created, each font presents unique navigational issues, like working your way over the hump in the back of a lower-case, Gothic K. Each level also has for you prizes which include brief histories of where those fonts came from, who created them (hint hint for parents, this is one of those that actually sneaks a bit of education into the fun.)

Type: Rider is available on iOS devices, Androids, PCs, Macs, and Linux for about three bucks.

Kami

And Kami is a digital way to turn that your office paper into fun if you work in an office with really colorful paper. It's a puzzle game where you get pieces of paper that, at your touch, fold and unfold kinda like origami. The goal, to get all of your paper one single color, which isn't terrible tough to do but if you want to earn the game's praise, you must do it in as few moves as possible.

In fact, the target number of perfect moves is written down on the bottom helping to put the pressure on each round. In addition to the brain bending type of fun this one offers, it's also one of those that's just fun to watch literally unfold because of how natural and realistic it all looks.

Kami is a 99-cent app available on iOS, Android, and Mac.

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