E. Darwin Hartshorn: //Boilerplate

Devgame Internship 3: Title

Here’s my concept:

Title Rough

And here’s the ‘font’ I’ve created in Inkscape just now:


Time to get ready for my day job.

I have a freaking awesome idea for the title screen, which I’m going to try to assemble on my lunch break at work today. Any progress will be added to this post when I get back.

… hours later…

Git wouldn’t let me push the repo onto GitLab and then pull it to my laptop, so I didn’t have anything to work on whilst on my breaks. Git is a git.

So I spent that time coming up with a way to make a quick and dirty Orcish.

  1. Transliterate English words into a set of nasty-wasty Orc-sounding phonemes. E.g “dwarf” → “dvorv”
  2. Invert the order of the phonemes.  “dvorv” → “vrovd”
  3. Clean up any awkward bits. “vrovd” → “vrov”
  4. Arrange words according to a grammar that is an unholy hybrid of Japanese and Cornish.

Here are some sample phrases:

“I smell a dwarf!” → “Dža vrov dremz!”

“Aren’t you a little short for a Red Claw?” → “Už tov Derválk trož ma xon?”

“This is not the dwarf you’re looking for.” → “Zyd tov už küd vrov matán.”

Like every pretentious fantasy language, there needs to be a liberal sprinkling of diacritical marks.  To quote R. L. McSterlingthong, “Everything is better with ümläüts.”

So, Git is being less of a git now.  Perhaps one day Git and I can establish a true rapport.

But, as of today, I have some material to use if I ever feel like spending an afternoon grunting into my microphone.