Posts tagged with flowing - page 2

ZX Ramona

I created this font in 2005 as my take on an existing bitmap font by legendary designer Susan Kare (of MacOS, Chicago, etc.) called Ramona.

That font seems to have been lost online with references now only pointing to a book called “Indie Fonts 2” which shows a few of the letters in this style. Alas the font is also not listed as being included on the CD that accompanied the book. My recollection is that the font was a bit larger and not mono-spaced.

This reinterpretation works well when any flowing text is required such as adventure games or even for character speed bubbles.

Space Opera

I created this font in 2018 as a tribute to the Star Wars logo.

The letters work well for a monospace as many glyphs fill the width with joining lines. It manages to be a flowing font without the jagged edges loops and diagonals impose.

It works surprisingly well for titles and lists and isn’t too bad even for full blocks of text.

Marais

I designed this font in 2019 when I saw Andy McDermott had written a text adventure set in France called Resistance that was using the built-in ROM font and created this from scratch to give it a hand-written French feel.

It was not used in the game - I hope because he couldn’t find enough spare bytes as he had 727 bytes left and a RAW Spectrum font is 768 bytes.

The font works well for titles, lists, and long runs of text and I’d love to see it finally get a home in a text adventure.

Forgotten

I created this font in 2018 after deciding to try once again with hand-written script fonts - one of the styles I’ve struggled with.

The inspiration came from imagining handwriting in a journal that somebody took care of despite never expecting somebody else to read. It is one of my favorite creations.

It works quite well for large runs of text and is quite suitable for text adventure games that tell an informal story.