Here is a very interesting LaTeX typing game that helps to test your LaTeX skills by writing equations in 3 minutes. This is a free and an online game and its name is “TeXnique“. In this game, you will get some random problem and a formula, you need to write that formula by entering the LaTeX code. You get only 3 minutes to write LaTeX equation and then the next formula will be given to you and so on. So, this is the challenge, you need to show your LaTeX skills and write as much equations as possible in just 3 minutes. The worst part is you won’t get any hint or suggestions to solve the problem. The only help you get is you can skip the problem and get a new problem to solve. Thus, it will be up to you and your LaTeX skills only.
Each problem comes with defined points based on the complexity of the problem or formula. As soon as you solve the problem by LaTeX code, the points of that problem will be added to your score. You can check the final score after 3 minutes and then start the game again. So, this is what makes the game really interesting.
The above screenshot shows my top score after playing this game. I tried many problems. This was the best score that I was able to get after skipping 20+ problems. This game is not for me, but yes very helpful for others who are learning LaTeX or already good in it and want to test their skills.
How to Use This Free LaTeX Typing Game To Test LaTeX Skills by Writing Equations in 3 Minutes?
Open the homepage of this game and use the Start Game button. There is no sign up or other things to play the game. When you press the start button, it will provide a random problem, and formula for that problem. Problem points are also visible.
Now the 3 minutes timer will also start. You need to use the black box to enter your code in LaTeX. Write it as fast as you can. The output is visible in the middle section of the game interface. It won’t go to the next problem unless you write the correct code and right answer is visible on the middle section.
So, that’s it! Solve the problems and make the high score.
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This is an amazing LaTeX typing game and i really enjoyed it. I wish there would be more options like share the score, check top scores of others, check stats by day, but I guess this is not the purpose of this game. The developer has made it simple and meaningful. Just play the game and check your LaTeX skills. I like the idea and this online LaTeX typing game.