Neko Type-R

1.2 08 Nov 2007

A high-stakes cat-racing game.


Developer website: Malarkey Software

Neko Type-R is a high-stakes cat-racing game!

Run, kitty, run! *insert furious typing motions here* Neko Type-R is a small game I whipped up in 21 days for "Accelerated", a racing themed contest that the fine folks over at ran in January 2005. You must use your elite typing skills to race your cats to the finish line before the computer's team does the same. Anyway, this game has been sitting on my hard drive for a while now and I've always wanted to go back and do more with it. However, I didn't want to waste my time working on something that no one wasn't going to enjoy. So I'm going to officially throw this release out into the public (after applying some updates to it so that it runs properly under 10.4) and see what kind of response I get. If you like this game and want me to work on it more, please e-mail me and let me know.

What's New

Version 1.2:

Preferences added:

  • Text colors for the word to type, the word as it's being typed, and the background color to display the word against.
  • Word list to use.
  • Distance multiplier for words successfully typed in (useful for word lists that consist of very short words).
  • The number of participants in each team (1, 2, or 3).
The easy difficulty was made much easier.
The catnip effect now scrambles the letters of the current word instead of generating a random string of letters.
Added a menu item (as well as ESC key support) to end the current race.
Added a donation solicitation panel.
Added a user interface for editing the list of cat names.


Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later


Current Version (1.x)


Version Downloads
Games / Arcade
08 Nov 2007
OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32