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An end-of-year 2020 effort that started life as another attempt at the Protovision advert font from WarGames which I discovered is Serpentine. I did previously attempt it with my Reactor but I was never that happy with the oblique.
Given that I love WarGames - I’ve also done the title font as Joshua and a larger scalable WarGames screen font I thought I’d tackle it again from scratch this stime smoothing off over sharp oblique edges and reducing the contrast a little.
It works quite well for titles and long runs of text. All upper-case works especially well.
I designed this font back in 2020 after seeing a screenshot of Star Quake - a game I very much enjoyed in my youth that had some nice early 8x8 typography.
That said it was a little uneven and a bit too similar to some of the other magnetic inspired fonts so I went away and came up with something that has a feel of a magnetic one but puts the bulge on both sides to give the characters a stepped angular feel.
It works quite well for large runs of text but is much nicer on a title screen or menu.
This font was sitting around in this finished state for many months. Normally fonts stick around because they need work but this one was because I kept wanting it to fit with another font or wait until I had another font to go with it to form a family. Neither happened, it just is its own thing.
It has the one-side weighted style of a number of fonts I’ve done like Reactor, takes on an angle but then flows through like pieces of neon tubing.
It is quite hard to read so use sparingly on titles.
I think I started this font in 2019 and polished it off some time in 2020. It sat unfished for quite some time as I was reluctant to publish fonts with no lowercase which somewhat constrains what can be done when you don’t have adequate space for ascenders or descenders.
With the release of Localhost and Valour which both use smaller caps to avoid this limitation I’ve got over it and moved on. This design actually works quite well and is the sort of type I’d expect to find on a Shadowrun universe medical van or other road transport.
It doesn’t work too badly for long blocks of text but if you set an adventure game in it don’t be surprised when they call for your head.