The Indie Web
2.21.2020 art code open source

This text editor is for the new world.

Are you looking for the next big adventure within the wild world of text editors? Something a little more exciting than your day-to-day, monospaced, “every time you press a key the letter appears” life?

Well, here it is: TEXTREME! The new frontier in text editor functionality. And the recipe is perfect…

  1. A pinch of pixelized 8-bit typography. (With Unicode support.)

  2. A splash of particle explosions, one for every letter you type.

  3. A swirling sensory explosion of thumps and thuds for every keypress — A laser zap for each new line.

  4. For every character you delete, send it flying off the editor like there’s no tomorrow.

  5. To see if you can type to a metronomic beat, a super quirky rhythm mode.

Textreme is available on Mac, Windows, and Linux. It’s a delightful alternative if you’re looking to mix it up in your day-to-day, or just want something fun to play around with.

It’s also open source on GitHub, built off the Godot Engine, and is a great project if you’re looking to dip your toes into open source game development.

If you’re looking for something a little more web-related, there’s an amazing project by Kushagra Gour called Code Blast for adding particle effects to the popular web editor CodeMirror, also open source!

Textreme on GitHub