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Diner of the Dead Font by Huwman Diner of the Dead Font by Huwman
This artwork is from the new iPhone/iPod Touch game "DINER of the DEAD", by PHUNAN Games! To try this exciting and spuriously educational zombie game, please go here:

[link]

If you could give it a 5 star rating, that would be HUGELY appreciated! If you don't even own an iPhone/iPod but are willing to pay the 99¢ just to give it a good rating, it would be GIGANTICALLY appreciated! And if you have 100+ watchers and would do a journal entry/review of the game, please contact me with a note and I'll get you a full version absolutely FREE! I guess I'd better limit this offer to the first 10 people who express an interest.

NERDY ARTWORK DETAILS:
The whole "traditional or digital" thing drives me nuts! I drew the outlines by hand and then scanned, vectorized and coloured in Adobe Illustrator. Anyhow, I'm calling it "traditional". Whatever. This is not a real "typeable" font so I have to cut and paste. Luckily it's hardly the sort of thing you would use for large blocks of text anyway. Sorry there's no other numbers but this is all we needed for the game so far! If anyone wants to use it, just send me a note and I'll send you the vector file. I would appreciate a credit and a notification when it's used, please.

THE HISTORY:
Are you too young to recall the "Corpse Uprisings" of the 1950s? It was so traumatic that older relatives may even claim it never happened. The science is complex, but, basically, atomic radiation mixed with toxins from experimental Hula-Hoop plastics, then the unique frequency of "Rock 'n' Roll" vibrated this unstable molecule, creating a substance that raised the dead. The "Former Corpses"*** ate human flesh, so the government created facilities that sold bodies willed to the cause. As teens, your grandparents likely worked at one of these "Diners of the Dead". The plan succeeded and, within a few years, "The Undead" had quietly disintegrated or gone into municipal politics.

*** NOTE: In the '50s, "zombies" meant cadavers reanimated by Voodoo so this new type of beings was officially termed, "Undead". Informal names included, "Casket Dodgers", "Flesh Munchers" or, simply, "Droolers". Such terms are now considered derogatory.

HOW TO PLAY:
PHUNAN GAMES (phunan.com) proudly announces “DINER of the DEAD”, a thrilling and educational iPhone/iPod game commemorating this neglected period of history! Feed the reanimated corpses/customers as fast as you can and don’t let them starve on your premises or the Undead Health Department will shut you down . . . and beware that thieving rat!

CREDITS:
"DINER of the DEAD" and all its concepts, artwork, code, characters, et cetera, are the sole property of PHUNAN games and may not be used in any way without permission. Visit our website or follow us on twitter for feedback and updates on this game. All art hand-drawn by Huw Evans of Eyecatcher Graphics and all code written by Robert Teed. DINER of the DEAD was created with help from cocos2d. All storylines are fictional and corpses are not meant to resemble real persons (but if they do, email us a picture!). All art © Huw Evans, 2010. All code © Robert Teed, 2010.

Remember: it's all . . . PHUNAN GAMES . . . until you lose an eye!

WWW.PHUNAN.COM - [link]
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:icongeorgiem-onster:
GeorgieM-onster Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
This is amazing!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional
Thanks! I'll reply to your note right away too.
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ValliantEffort Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nerdy artwork details, yay! And you named it 'Deadletter' which is the perfect name. Great looking font! Methinks I shall send you a note momentarily to get the vector of this, and I'll have to create some new art just so I can use it. Inspiration is like happy sauce! :)
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional
Thanks, Andy! You are welcome to it.
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ValliantEffort Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
WOOHOO! =)
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice! Is this a handmade font? You should make it available for download!
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional
Hi Ben. Yep, I actually mention somewhere in that massive novella I posted with it that I drew it by hand, then scanned it in and vectorized it, then added colour, etc.

The thing is, it's not a real, "typeable" font. It's just cut 'n' paste right now. If anyone wants the vector file (Adobe Illus. CS4, Mac), I'd be happy to email it to them though. I haven't actually fooled around with a real type-creatin' program for YEARS. I think I used to have something called "Fontographer" but it doesn't work under System 10. Maybe I should look into what's out there for type programs these days.

Anyhow thanks, man!
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ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
I downloaded a simple font making program a year or so ago with the intention of making a font of my own handwriting, but never got around to it. This is a great one though!
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional
So you mean this was a freebie online? If it works on Mac OSX I would definitely look into it if you can remember what it's called.

In any case, glad you like the crazy zombie font!
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ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
I think I just did a search for free font software and found one with a 30 day trial, or something like that. It was kind of a simple program from what I could tell. I'm sure if you look around you can find one!
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional
I actually found a freebie called "FontForge". It seems pretty buggy and has a weird interface, but the price was right!
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Bait-n-switch Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
this is real clean! very cool font!!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional
Thank you, sir! Thanks for faving it too.
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Bait-n-switch Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
oh i am no sir to you! i was a mere whelp still on my mothers teet while u were working at cracked..it is you who should be addressed as sir..you are the master..i checked some of those links you sent me!! and researched a few of the artists..i really like that disney orgy picture...any hoo have a great day !!
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional
Ha, ha. Thanks.

Oh, yes, the Disney orgy; that's Wally Wood, right? He was about as good as it gets.
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Seothen Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What did you develop the game with? I'm in the middle of using Game Maker to create an 80s style scrolling arcade shooter, and I'm trying to learn as much as I can about as many different forms of marketing it as possible. I'm currently outta cash on my iPod account (or at 40 cents or something), otherwise I'd give it a try.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional
Hello my fellow Canuck!

I wish I could tell you more but the work was completely split down the middle with me doing all art and my partner, Robert Teed, doing all coding. All I know is he had some help from something called "cocos2d" but I don't even know what that means! I hope this helps

Your stuff is looking good, by the way. I hope your game goes well!
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Seothen Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much, I'll look into that cocos2d - and all the best with your game, I certainly liked what I read in your description section of it.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional
Thanks. Don't believe me though; I'm kinda biased! ;)

If you are interested in seeing a video of the game being played, please feel free to visit our PHUNAN Games site:

[link]

Good luck with your game too! Do you know when that might launch?
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Seothen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there, I checked out the video and I think the graphics are top notch, very stylized, great colour choice, and a cool look. The setting and backstory are very original, and campy in just the right, 1950s kinda way. Nice work! :)

As far as when my game launches - no idea, I'm making a ton of progress but it's already becoming a huge file, and I just want to add more and more to it. I'm also going to have to draw a splash screen for the intro, so that's a week of art and editing right there. Hmm - my guess would be a few months. lol
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional
Thanks for your comments on the game. Much appreciated.

So you are doing your game by yourself? That's very impressive but even with 2 of us our game took a LOT of time. Be sure to let me know when yours is done. I am going to watch you since I find your stuff interesting anyway and that way I'll probably hear about how the game is coming along too, right?

Thanks again!
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Seothen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Good idea, I'm adding you as well so I can follow where you go with your game (and future games?).

I'll definitely be sending notes to all my watchers here when my game's done. Actually, let me ask you - where did you get sound effects for you game? I'm want to create my own, but I have ZERO experience with sound creation; the software I've found out there for sale is for professional composers and costs several hundred dollars, so I'm looking to see if people know of any cheap software that will let me do just simple WAV files.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional
Thanks a lot.

I should have mentioned that my partner also did the sound so I'm also a bit in the dark there. As I understand it, he found a site that either gives away, or sells very cheaply, these little music loops and then I think he just added the zombie groans, etc. by making them himself, into a standard computer microphone.

We do have to add better - or at least more - sound cues so that's one of the things the upcoming upgrade will have (plus 3 levels of difficulty, etc.). I play a bit of guitar and so on, so I would like to take more time with the sound but, as I mentioned, this took s-o-o-o long as it was!

I can ask him where he got the music, if you want.
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