2 min read
Featured Blog

DScript - cool graphic fantasy language generator

An interesting way to add "alien" or faux-ancient languages to games

I get a fair number of unsolicited emails about game design - most often of the "I've got a great idea, could you build it for me and we'll split the profits?" variety.  So I was skeptical when I received this:

Hi Noah,

My name is Matthew DeBlock, I am a Canadian currently living in China. I came across some of your writings in my usual searching and "nerdyness".

I have developed a conscript ( constructed script ) called Dscript that I have been developing for nearly a decade. It “matured” to a reasonable level recently.

Dscript is a 2D writing system that turns alphabetical words into glyphs and symbols, they look quite "ancient/alien" that are legible in both letters and sequence.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in applying Dscript I will gladly help out in whatever way I can, free of charge of course. Dscript itself is creative commons, free to copy, edit, sell by anyone. I am always happy to see it used.

I have attached a small PDF intro, there is also plenty of info online at  and Or just google/youtube/etc search for "Dscript".

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. 
Now, the fact that he is giving this away made it interesting and less likely to be a waste of time.  So I took a look - and it's actually very cool.  I would love to have had this when I was working on Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.  Or as that title would look in Dscript:
  IJ-FOA in Dscript

I urge anyone intrigued by this to check out Matthew's work at and 
He's hoping to find work in the games industry, and the creativity of his approach (and the quality of his web site) certainly make him look like a worthy candidate to me.  There is contact information at the site - and this is unsolicited, I just chose to let people know because I thought it was a cool approach. 

Latest Jobs


Playa Vista, California
Audio Engineer

Digital Extremes

London, Ontario, Canada
Communications Director

High Moon Studios

Carlsbad, California
Senior Producer

Build a Rocket Boy Games

Edinburgh, Scotland
Lead UI Programmer
More Jobs   


Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter


Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Follow us


Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more