Steno Arcade Launches on Steam Early Access Alongside Crowd Supply Crowdfunding Campaign

Improve your stenography and typing skills while playing retro-inspired arcade games!

(Worcester, MA) March 30, 2016 - For All To Play and The Open Steno Project are excited to announce that their free to play stenography and typing game, Steno Arcade, has launched on Steam Early Access alongside a Crowd Supply crowdfunding campaign.

Steno Arcade is a suite of four arcade games designed to teach and drill steno and keyboarding fundamentals in an immersive, addictive, responsive, and interactive way. Steno Arcade is 100% free and open source and works with any steno machine or keyboard.

Steno Arcade launches on Steam Early Access with one of four games in the suite, Steno Hero! Imagine your favorite rhythm games, but instead of pressing buttons that vaguely emulate the original instruments, you're hitting steno chords or keyboard keys to precisely and accurately produce the lyrics to your favorite music! It's like singing karaoke with your fingers! Steno Hero launches with four songs, with more to be added over time:

  • "I'm Your Moon" by Jonathan Coulton
  • "Mandelbrot Set" by Jonathan Coulton
  • "That Spells DNA" by Jonathan Coulton
  • "I Feel Fantastic" by Jonathan Coulton

Steno Arcade is being developed on top of the Godot open source game engine, and the source will be released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license upon completion.

Steno Arcade is a joint endeavor of For All To Play and The Open Steno Project.

About For All To Play

For All To Play is an independent game studio that designs and develops casual and accessible games, or games that are playable by people with visual, hearing, physical, and cognitive disabilities. For more information about For All To Play, visit For interviews and other media inquiries, email

About The Open Steno Project

The Open Steno Project seeks to bring free software, low-cost hardware, and interactive learning tools to everyone who wants to use steno for their personal or professional pursuits. For more information about The Open Steno Project, visit