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Hi, I'm looking for fonts that would look good for the game damage numbers. I can format it myself. I'm just looking for recommendations of fonts, not an actual "Damage.png". My preference is pixel fonts, but it isn't an absolute requirement. Thanks in advance!
 

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One of the big names in font distribution is dafont.com
The font I am using I found through there - they had a free demo, but I had to purchase a license to use it with my game. The nice thing about purchasing a license though means you're less likely to use the same font as another game and vice versa :LZSwink:

My humble, personal request: please be mindful of readability over style. I've seen so many indie games go with some absolutely heinous fonts for their game: overly bold taking up too much room in the UI, too stylistic making it too hard to read.
Yes, default fonts are ugly (honestly tired of seeing Arial - thanks Unity for making that the default), but at least default fonts are readable and don't use an unnecessary amount of UI space to display 1 word.
 

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@TheAM-Dol Yes, dafont is best place to look for fonts. @Frostorm it's exacly hard to tell wich font to recommend, because font on web / in document will have different look than in MV/MZ game, so your best option is to select few most fitting to your game setting and test them, and to make your life easier - click.

Perfect DOS VGA 437 looks promissing.
 

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My humble, personal request: please be mindful of readability over style. I've seen so many indie games go with some absolutely heinous fonts for their game: overly bold taking up too much room in the UI, too stylistic making it too hard to read.
@TheAM-Dol Yes, dafont is best place to look for fonts. @Frostorm it's exacly hard to tell wich font to recommend, because font on web / in document will have different look than in MV/MZ game, so your best option is to select few most fitting to your game setting and test them, and to make your life easier - click.

Yea, that's why I'm looking for fonts lol. A lot of the good-looking fonts I found ended up not looking as well as I hoped in-game (as @Soulrender mentioned). I'm prioritizing legibility and was hoping that "pixel" fonts would be easier to read. I was using a more stylized medieval-looking font before.

Hmm, Alagard looks promising as well. I like Perfect DOS as well, especially the "0" character cuz it has a dot in the middle (idk why that appeals to me lol).
 

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I quite took a liking to vollkorn and I am currently using it in all of my projects. You can use it for free even in commercial projects.
 

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@Frostorm I agree that Alagard looks nice, but think legability is going to be a problem, particularly for people with any degree of dyslexia.
 

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