The Oort glyphs are the in-game discovery mechanism and help form the long term narrative of Oort Online. You’ve already seen some of them showing up in the world’s textures, character and prop models, and art concepts. Expect to see them in many more places in the future. They’ll be showing up in the worlds but also in the game’s GUI. With this in mind, we’ve been playing with a few glyph font ideas.
Below are a few early (non artist) prototypes. We’re sharing a few bitmaps here, but we actually generate everything in scalable vectors for the in-game and in-GUI fonts.
Firstly the primitive glyphs that the players can use. (Looks like you need to work on your handwriting.)
Now a few mathematically precise equivalents left behind by the Oort.
Let us know which you like and if you have any interesting ideas for alternative font styles.
(And no - Comic Sans is not a valid suggestion.)
UPDATE 1: It’s worth adding that the Oort Alphabet is not the same as these Oort Glyphs. The alphabet is a direct mapping between the English (??) character set ABCD, etc. Where as the Glyphs are more like Kanji, with each Glyph representing a word or meaning. Player created content, player names and places will use the alphabet, where as the lore system uses the glyphs. (If that makes sense.)