The Font Game
By Justin Stahl
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From I Love Typography comes The Font Game, the smash hit rapid-fire typeface-identifying game for the iPhone and iPod touch. Train your eyes by identifying more than 1000 font samples, and play quickly to secure a spot on the Hall of Fame!
The Font Game:
It's you versus 30 font samples in a battle of wits and willpower. Scale in, scour the details, analyze the names, and make your choice—but beware! The clock is ticking. There’s no time limit, but the faster your fingers and the sharper your senses, the higher your total score. Was the last round a walk in the park? Up the ante with a new level of difficulty.
The Terminology Game:
Abrupt or adnate? Open counter or double dagger? This time around, terminology is the name of the game. Choose the right term for each visual definition; not for the faint of heart! You'll be faced with everything from anatomy to serifs to some rather more obscure symbols. Do your homework and impress your fellow designers at your next critique.
Save Your Favorites:
Love the look of that sans? Want to remember that script for your website redesign? Want to study up for your next round of play? Go through your game answers and save font samples to your Favorites list.
The Font Game now utilizes Game Center to track high scores. Choose quickly and wisely to score more total points and prove your typographic prowess.
Check your answers after each round • Scale every font sample in the game • Rotate the game to view the samples in fullscreen • Three levels of difficulty: Somewhat Difficult, Rather Difficult, and Exceedingly Difficult • Boasting is not only welcome, it's encouraged! Tweet your score directly from the app • Love the fonts and want to find more? Visit the websites of the foundries that provided samples for the game • Retina display graphics
"4 out of 5 Mice" — Macworld
Exhilarating, addictive, educational, and fun—download the The Font Game today. Brought to you by I Love Typography, the world's most popular fonts and typography blog.
Visit fontgameapp.com for more details, and visit ilovetypography.com to get your daily dose of typographic goodness!
What's New in Version 2.1
- General bug fixes
- Highlight answers as you play (located in Settings)
- Settings bundle for Sounds, Difficulty, and Highlighting (NOTE: will change your default, please reselect difficulty level in the app)
Good game but...
As a graphic designer, this is a great game to keep me focused on the several different fonts. The terminology is great and I use it as a lesson to know the different parts of a typeface.
1) There is a bug that crashes the app after I changed the settings. It's forever stuck at extremely difficult. Even if I leave that alone, I can't even switch on the highlight answer option because it will also crash the app. Please fix this!
2) I wish there wasn't a lot of decorative fonts in the game. Sure, they're nice but I'm not going to use them for every project. I hope there are some more variety.
Hope this review helps to anyone reading it.
What a great way to learn fonts! With a beautiful interface, no crashes to date, and a huge library of fonts, this will keep the font-lover in a stupor for days on end!
Update: the dev is easily the most approachable and quick-responding dev ever! Perfect service, and it looks like new and better things are coming!
Fun way to practice font recognition. This game, combined with Wikipedia, has brought my typography awareness up dramatically in just a few days. However, the app does crash on non-game related screens (settings & favorites), and I'd love both more words and the additional games available on the iPad. (In-app purchase? I'd pay.)
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 26, 2011
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 5.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Justin Stahl
- © 2010-2011 John Boardley, Kari Pätilä & Justin Stahl
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.