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This Pokémon fan game is very literally made out of a font

This Pokémon fan game is very literally made out of a font

I just spent half an hour playing a funny, choose-your-adventure adaptation of Pokémon that was built inside a font. It’s not an easy concept to understand, so I’ll try to explain. Normally, when you hit the ‘a’ key on your keyboard, it makes an ‘a’ appear on the screen. That ‘a’ is a glyph, and it looks different depending on the font you’re using. In wingdings, for example, pressing ‘a’ types this: ♋︎.

In Fontemon.otf, typing ‘a’ doesn’t make a letter appear. It plays Pokémon (well, a short, very clever Pokémon parody, but close enough).


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