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“Disco Elysium will get a free replace with new dyslexia-friendly fonts”
Disco Elysium’s latest replace makes the sport extra accessible
Disco Elysium is one in every of my favourite video games of all time. I like recommending it to anybody who will pay attention, however one thing I overlook is simply how text-heavy that sport is. I’m an avid reader, however for others, the sport’s script, which clocks in at over 1,000,000 phrases, could be fairly intimidating. The excellent news is, although, that the builders at ZA/UM are effectively conscious of this reality, and have made a bunch of nice adjustments for the reason that sport has come out to assist make the sport accessible to as vast of an viewers as attainable. Disco Elysium: The Closing Minimize launched a fully-voiced expertise, however the latest addition is yesterday’s free replace that added dyslexia-friendly fonts.
The font used for many languages is named OpenDyslexic, which was designed to mitigate widespread studying errors that these with dyslexia could make. The nice factor is that the font’s creators made it open supply, in order that anybody can use it if wanted.
In Disco Elysium particularly, OpenDyslexic is used for the English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, and Polish variations of the sport. Different languages have additionally been accounted for — the Korean model makes use of a font referred to as Nanum Sq. Spherical, whereas the Russian model makes use of Adys.
ZA/UM additionally acknowledged that they’re nonetheless investigating choices for each conventional and simplified Chinese language.
The devs shared their ideas in Steam weblog put up that introduced the replace: “It’s necessary, particularly for a sport with over 1,000,000 phrases, that we proceed to make enhancements to make sure everybody can have the very best person expertise throughout their time in Revachol.”
It’s nice to see one more studio taking down as many limitations to entry as they’ll — it feels just like the video games area is simply changing into a extra considerate and thoughtful area (for probably the most half).
The dyslexia-friendly font replace is on the market to obtain now, wherever you possibly can play Disco Elysium.