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Type for the end of times

Many things can and should influence font selection in games, and titles that feature survivalist themes are no different. The typeface you ultimately select must be legible, but it should also feel like a natural extension of your game’s environment.

Games that tell stories of the apocalypse often feature desperation, conflict and survival. Fonts with a distressed look and feel, meaning a deliberate degradation of letterforms, will be right at home.

Terrance Weinzierl and Toshi Omagari, Monotype type designers and long-time gamers, have curated five typefaces handpicked to survive in the toughest of post-apocalyptic worlds.