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Qbet

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by Goatmeal


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Description:
An alphabet worthy of Q*bert; he could successfully complete each letter and number designed here as an individual game board. The punctuation, however, is another story...
Stats:
54 characters, 72 downloads
Created:
Thu, 15th September, 4:38 AM 2011
Last Edit:
Wed, 28th September, 3:21 AM 2011
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Discussion

Goatmeal
Goatmeal Wed, 28th September, 2011


p2pnut
p2pnut Wed, 28th September, 2011

Nice one GM! A lot of effort and a successful outcome ... what more can you ask for? 10/10


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Wed, 28th September, 2011

@p2pnut - As always, thanks for the kind words! Just having fun here, playing with my blocks... :^)



thalamic
thalamic Wed, 28th September, 2011

er :-)


Frodo7
Frodo7 Wed, 28th September, 2011

This is huge. A font made of small cubes which are composed of pixels. 10/10

Have you tried the Voxelart Project? http://voxelart.ru/


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Thu, 29th September, 2011

@thalamic -- What a terrific use of "old" pixels! Thanks for sending the website along.


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Thu, 29th September, 2011

@Frodo7 -- Thank you for the kind words, and for the website. I had never heard of the term "Voxels", but after doing some reading about them, they are quite fascinating.

I originally designed a set of three small, non-pixelized blocks as a template. However, the small template size caused the top block pattern to "overwrite" parts of the adjoining blocks. This would have forced a tremendous amount of "touch ups" for each glyph, and make the "copy-and-paste" of the pattern too cumbersome. In the end, making them out of pixles was found to be the most efficient.


meek
meek Fri, 30th September, 2011

Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Qbet” is now a Top Pick.


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Fri, 30th September, 2011

@meek - Thanks, Rob! As always, 'tis a great honor.


will.i.ૐ
will.i.ૐ Thu, 1st December, 2011

This lively FontStruction downloads well enough, but I am having the strange experience where it will not load in any of the preview widgets. Can you see it on your end, GM?


will.i.ૐ
will.i.ૐ Thu, 1st December, 2011

That’s funny; must have been a flash glitch on my end. As soon as I posted that comment, the preview widget loaded this one just fine! :-)


riccard0
riccard0 Thu, 1st December, 2011

It wasn’t only on your side, Will, I had the same glitch.


will.i.ૐ
will.i.ૐ Fri, 2nd December, 2011

Hmm, most intriguing. I do have a surprising amount of plug-in crashes involving flash, Safari 5.1.1, and a MacBook Pro. But this was something else entirely.

Still, I think it is time for me to migrate back to Firefox – to compare flash stability, to increase privacy options, and to support open-source!


djnippa
djnippa Fri, 2nd December, 2011

I've just moved from Firefox to Safari because of Firefox running slow, draining memory, and constantly crashing.


will.i.ૐ
will.i.ૐ Fri, 2nd December, 2011

@djinippa: Aye! That’s a pretty strong argument against Firefox. I assume you were using the most up-to-date official release (8.0.1 looks to be current) as opposed to a beta or release candidate.


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Fri, 2nd December, 2011

@will.i.ૐ - Looks OK on my side, and I'm using FireFox.

Granted, it's the IBM-clone version; FontStruct and Videos/YouTube seem to work much better (and faster) with FireFox than IE... :^)

(Hope I didn't break your Interwebz with this font! There are so many other, vastly more complex FontStructs out there that I would imagine would cause much worse loading problems; perhaps it's just the occasional FS Server hiccup?)


will.i.ૐ
will.i.ૐ Fri, 2nd December, 2011

@GM: Loads pretty quickly for me now. I can’t explain why the server might hang. It was not working (for me and riccard0 it seems) for days, coming up as “done loading” but with a blank glyph-space. And then as soon as I commented, it refreshed – good as new. I was starting to miss your design! :-)


p2pnut
p2pnut Fri, 2nd December, 2011

re: Browsers. I have been using Avant for more than 10 years. It is free, stable, fast, resources light, very customisable. I am able to trim down the space taken up by bars (at the top) so that I have the maximum useable area on my monitor (see image). It also has a handy feature that I have yet to find on any of the other browsers (and I have tried most). To navigate between pages you can use the mouse ... hold right-click and hit left to go backwards and vice-versa to go forwards. No more having to move up to those pesky arrows at the top of the browser :)

I have no connection with Avant - just think it is the bees knees amongst browsers.

Hope you don't mind me using your comments page GM (I have already commented on the design above - and I still think it is great).

re: Browsers. I have been using Avant for more than 10 years. It is free, stable, fast, resources light, very customisable. I am able to trim down the space taken up by bars (at the top) so that I have the maximum useable area on my monitor (see image). It also has a handy feature that I have yet to find on any of the other browsers (and I have tried most). To navigate between pages you can use the mouse ... hold right-click and hit left to go backwards and vice-versa to go forwards. No more having to move up to those pesky arrows at the top of the browser :)
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<br/>I have no connection with Avant - just think it is the bees knees amongst browsers.
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<br/>Hope you don't mind me using your comments page GM (I have already commented on the design above - and I still think it is great).

djnippa
djnippa Fri, 2nd December, 2011

@ Will. Yes, I'm on 8.01. Using Snow Leopard, although neither of them would let me Preview a font yesterday. Without crashing with Flash problems (latest version is installed). It had all lost all of the alterations I had made. Very frustrating. I now Save before previewing. I'm sure it's just an update problem, that will hopefully be resolved. Stability is the key.


dagaherz
dagaherz Sun, 8th January, 2012

Downloading
Wishing to find in a character the symbol of the litle man of that old game!!!
If not... DESIGN IT, RIGHT NOW, AND UPDATE THE FONT!!! PLEASE!!!
Great yet nostalgic font

Downloading
<br/>Wishing to find in a character the symbol of the litle man of that old game!!!
<br/>If not... DESIGN IT, RIGHT NOW, AND UPDATE THE FONT!!! PLEASE!!!
<br/>Great yet nostalgic font

Goatmeal
Goatmeal Sun, 8th January, 2012

@dagaherz -- Already done. Please see letters Q, R & S from my video game dingbat font, "The 1st Six Yrs 1of6"

The 1st Six Yrs 1of6

There are 5 other fonts in the complete set of 6, all full of video gaming goodness!


jphturtle
jphturtle Thu, 6th September, 2012

Aaaah, a font fit for a Video Game addict like me! Very nicely done!


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Thu, 6th September, 2012

@jphturtle - Thanks for the kind words. This one was a lot of fun to work on -- once I figured out exactly HOW to make it a reality! :^)


winty5
winty5 Sat, 10th November, 2012

Nice job! As a big fan of cube/retro/pixel fonts, i give you a 10/10!


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Sat, 10th November, 2012

@winty5 - Thanks for the kind words!