Posts tagged with gaming - page 2

ZX Sierra Quest

I love point ‘n click adventures and so seeing early Sierra’s King’s Quest lately put me on a mission to squeeze one into the 8x8 grid.

The majority of the characters just fit so really this job was just about squeezing in those pesky descenders.

This font works well for anything you can throw at it and a proportional renderer would be the icing on a cake.

Can be seen in Day of the Sleigh.

Tentacle

A fresh font created in 2019 inspired by the chaotic typography of games like Day of the Tentacle purely from memory. The actual in-game font is quite different so once again this font takes on a life of its own. A bold was added in 2020.

Both upright and semi-bold with serifs and square edges this font can work across many styles of games although using it for a historical or mythical text adventure is probably a bad idea.

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.

Firebird

I created this font in 2018 as a tribute to the 80s game publisher Firebird.

I’m sure the font used in their logo has been around for a long time but I’ve not been able to track down the exact one they used so once again this is a pretty liberal interpretation based on just those 8 letters.

It works quite well for titles and short runs of text. I wouldn’t recommend it for anything longer - it gets to be hard work reading it!