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)
I'm terrible at this game, but I love getting better!
Great game, wish it would do more though
Great game as a whole, very nice UI. It would be great to be able to compare two fonts when reviewing the wrong answers. I wish that the font list could be customized (some are too easy, or to practice particular ones). Finally, a small history behind each font would be phenomenal to have when reviewing answers. Bug: Twitter doesn't connect to API.
Crashes when changing difficulty. Fun at 1st level.
I enjoy the games, but I cannot change difficulties. It crashes every time I hit "back" and while it shows a different difficulty (after trying a few times) it doesn't change. You cannot unlock other Game Center challenges.
Too bad. Fun at first level, but for a paid game, something as trivial as difficulty settings should be fixed ASAP.
- 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.