Good evening community!
I am a lost as to what license I need for the certain uses in video games. I have just spent another couple hours researching but I am no closer to any clearer answers.
Firstly, which license would be needed for uses that will not need the original font file (I will not need to include it in packaging). Examples would be, text within a model/mesh wrap, or text converted to a model/mesh in blender, and text within business logo’s displayed via texture/decal/material.
Second, which license would one need for use in UI, where the font file would be needed. Example would be, main menu text, options etc. Or if I made a journal in game in which the player can type in, using said font.
I have been to all the popular font sites and they have “desktop use” which is for logo’s and such where the font file is not needed in packaging and can be used in “applications & software”. This is confusing since you wouldn’t find a video game sitting under “Applications” or “Software” on store shelves or websites. I have tried contacting “Font Squirrel” and “1001fonts”, but I have no reply within 3 days.
I also stumbled upon a website that sells specifically for video game use, but his licensing pricing guide is extremely far from reasonable for even big studio budgets. It’s actually a good laugh.
Since the community has already made so many amazing commercial titles, it would be better to hear from folks who have experience in this sort of field.
Just for the sake of sharing, I am looking to use these fonts: