We are Chequered Ink, creators of over 900 free fonts and over 200 indie games. Ask us anything!
Hello Reddit! We are Allison James and Dan Johnston, also known as Chequered Ink. We're a British design company that have released over 900 free-to-download fonts and over 200 games between us, with our work receiving over 30,000,000 downloads and being seen by most of you, if even only for a few seconds!
Our font work has been used by numerous high profile businesses and celebrities including Flo Rida, Ariana Grande & Zedd, Rockstar Games, UFC, WWE, JKT48, Kara, Comedy Bang Bang, Conan O'Brien, David Guetta, PBS, Dimitri Vegas, and B.o.B - and these are only the instances we've seen in the wild and those we're not under NDA for!
We're always creating. In celebration of the AMA, today's font release by us is called I Am A Designer https://www.fontspace.com/chequered-ink/i-am-a-designer.
We've also released a game today, Gyro Boss DX, which can be found on Steam here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/971610/Gyro_Boss_DX/ and itch.io here: https://ci.itch.io/gyro-boss-dx And we will be streaming gameplay of it (and possibly other things), concurrently with the AMA, on Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/chequeredink intermittently through the day.
I (Allison) will be answering most of the questions while Dan streams, however we are in the same room and I'll bounce anything him-relevant to him to answer!
Ask us anything - fonts, games, personal - anything!