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Independent Games Summit: Type Matters: Crafting Meaningful Typography for Indie Games

Jessica Shipard  (Co-founder & Creative Director, Studio Folly)

Location: Room 2009, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 3:50 pm - 4:20 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Independent Games

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Typography is often overlooked in game development, but it can play a vital role in creating exciting and memorable experiences for players. Using her hit new game Gubbins as a case study, Jessica Shipard will share how her discipline as a graphic designer informed the creation of her word game and how she balances the needs for clarity and creative flair in videogames. She'll unravel practical strategies for selecting typefaces and refining designs, for captivating and even humorous game designs. Delving into the unexplored realms of the typographic universe, Jessica will unveil the exciting possibilities yet to be harnessed in the game world.


Attendees will leave with practical tips and resources for choosing fonts and refining layouts, insight into exciting things going on in the type world and new ideas on how to imbue the typography in their games with more meaning, humour and panache.

Intended Audience

This talk is for devs who handle the branding and UI in their games, whether out of passion or necessity. There are no specific prerequisites for this talk, it simply requires an enthusiasm for design or a willingness to kindle your interest.

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