Detective RPG Disco Elysium shouldn’t be quick on words, 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 folks with dyslexia. The fashionable OpenDyslexic typeface is used for many 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. As 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 proper letter and forestall swapping or flipping letters.
OpenDyslexic does assist me a bit however I do discover it seems to be related sufficient to the Team Fortress 2 font that a part of me at all times imagines I’m studying the words of a TF2 character. It’s onerous to take textual content severely while you’re listening to it in Scout’s voice. This is much less of a problem since Disco Elysium added full voice performing within the huge ‘Final Cut’ replace, however nonetheless. The large query is: which Team Fortress 2 character appears like which of the detective’s inner voices?
I took a number of snaps to reveal the font in motion:
The dyslexia-friendlier font choice additionally makes use of Nanum Square Round for Korean and Adys for Russian. The builders say they’re nonetheless investigating choices for conventional and simplified Chinese.
“These fonts have been chosen after cautious consideration and consultations with translation groups and teachers, however as at all times, suggestions is welcome,” the devs say.
“It’s necessary, particularly for a sport with over a million words, that we proceed to make enhancements to make sure everybody can have one of the best consumer expertise throughout their time in Revachol.”
Game’s an excellent’un. Our Disco Elysium evaluation known as it “an incredible, bleak rumination on the failings of humanity on a macro and micro stage”, and we have since declared it among the finest RPGs.