Detective RPG Disco Elysium shouldn’t be brief on phrases, and now that textual content is a bit more inviting. A free replace yesterday added the choice to show textual content in fonts that are meant to be simpler to learn for some individuals with dyslexia. The favored OpenDyslexic typeface is used for a lot of languages, whereas Russian and Korean have their very own fonts. I’ve a contact of the ol’ dyslexia myself and do discover this font helps me a bit.
Disco Elysium’s new “dyslexic font” choice makes use of OpenDyslexic for (most) textual content in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, and Polish. Because the font’s web site explains, it was created to “assist with a number of the signs of dyslexia,” with letters formed to assist readers recognise the right letter and stop swapping or flipping letters.
OpenDyslexic does assist me a bit however I do discover it seems comparable sufficient to the Group Fortress 2 font that a part of me all the time imagines I am studying the phrases of a TF2 character. It is onerous to take textual content significantly if you’re listening to it in Scout’s voice. That is much less of a problem since Disco Elysium added full voice appearing within the large ‘Last Reduce’ replace, however nonetheless. The massive query is: which Group Fortress 2 character appears like which of the detective’s inside voices?
I took a couple of snaps to exhibit the font in motion:
The dyslexia-friendlier font choice additionally makes use of Nanum Sq. Spherical for Korean and Adys for Russian. The builders say they’re nonetheless investigating choices for conventional and simplified Chinese language.
“These fonts had been chosen after cautious consideration and consultations with translation groups and lecturers, however as all the time, suggestions is welcome,” the devs say.
“It is essential, particularly for a sport with over one million phrases, that we proceed to make enhancements to make sure everybody can have the most effective consumer expertise throughout their time in Revachol.”
Sport’s a great’un. Our Disco Elysium evaluate known as it “an important, bleak rumination on the failings of humanity on a macro and micro stage”, and we have since declared it top-of-the-line RPGs.