Valdemar Font Featured in Dragon Age

While browsing the shelves at my local bookstore I came across a series of novels based in the world of a game I had never heard of called Dragon Age. They caught my eye because the titles were done in our popular Valdemar font. On further investigation I discovered a lot more about the game and related products, all of which feature Valdemar as the logo font and for some of the titles.

Dragon Age is a fantasy roleplaying style computer game where you play a party of characters in a dark fantasy setting. You play the role of a Grey Warden, one of the last of an ancient order of guardians who have defended the lands on the continent of Thedas throughout the centuries. Betrayed by a trusted general in a critical battle, you must hunt down the traitor and bring him to justice. As you fight your way towards the final confrontation with an evil nemesis, you will face monstrous foes and engage in epic quests to unite the disparate peoples of a world at war. You must make ruthless decisions and be willing to sacrifice your friends and loved ones for the greater good.

It seems to be a fairly traditional computer RPG with a relatively linear structure, but set in a richly developed fantasy world. From what I’ve observed it features pretty impressive graphics and gameplay. The game is available for Windows and was also recently released in a MacOS version. There are several expansion packages which add more to the game, plus a large assortment of novels, game guides and other peripheral resources available.

Interestingly, their use of the Valdemar Font is somewhat creative. They used the basic character set and then took elements off of the alternate characters and applied them to different characters than they originated on to create their own alternate versions of the D and G characters. The look is still very much that of the standard Valdemar, but with a bit of a twist.

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