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Reflections

Another production for the 2006 BASIN development package originally named “Mark of Polish” but renamed “Reflections” to better suit the look.

It is inspired by the 1980s love for polished letters reflecting back the landscape adorning adverts, title screens and the side of monster trucks. I was pleasantly surprised this worked as well as it did given the size constraints and obvious lack of color available.

Best suited for titles, menus and lists with the right levels of contrast it can also work for full sentences and paragraphs. With a custom renderer you could position this text half way between vertical cells and color the top cyan and the bottom half yellow or green for the ultimate 80s chrome.

Can be seen in RoboBro.

Reactor

A 2020 creation for a very bold square oblique font reminiscent of many a computer and games advertisement in the 90s once the 70s magnetic-OCR styles just couldn’t cut it any longer. A very similar typeface adorned the Protovision advert that was the story catalyst in the movie WarGames.

I added two non-oblique versions to compliment this typeface as part of a set - Serif and Regular - however, they are both quite similar to the existing fonts in the collection - Tentacle and Precinct but these versions better align if you want a single smart style. These three styles work well in a variety of scenarios including text, prose, headings, and lists.

Additionally a “Zone” style gives the feeling of a stencil or reflected mountain landscape while “Leak” gives a particle-decay/shaded look. Both are best suited for headings or title screens.

Razor

Inspired by the Psygnosis logo from Amiga games of old as well as some of the title typography from the gorgeous Shadow of the Beast II this font came out surprisingly well given the constraints.

While the font can be too difficult to read for large blocks of text it shines on status and list screens as well as titles and menus.

The alternative ‘Razor Rust’ is actually a much earlier iteration of this font (it went through so many) that actually complements it nicely and has a much rougher feel.

Can be seen in Ludum Dare.

Ramscoop

A 2018 creation designed to give a recess or inset feel on the thick stems originally named Recess. In 2020 an angled variant was added and a new name adopted to make it suitable for an addition.

This font works okay for titles and very short runs of text. It also only really works if the text is lighter than the background.