Category Archives: Writing Systems

Getting to Grips With Maya Glyphs and Grammar

Maya glyphs

Teaching yourself an ancient language is never an easy task and Classic Maya is no exception. Classes and workshops on Maya history and linguistics are hard to come by in most parts of the world, but if you’re up to the challenge and are eager to learn more about this fascinating Pre-Columbian civilisation and its writing system, you can teach

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Designing A Lost Language For ‘Heaven’s Vault’ (EGX 2019)

A screenshot from the game 'Heaven's Vault'

Narrative Designer Jon Ingold recently attended EGX 2019 to promote Inkle’s upcoming archaeological narrative adventure game Heaven’s Vault and talk about the game’s fictional lost language. Over the course of the forty-minute Rezzed Sessions presentation, Ingold talked about the lengthy process of designing the game’s unique gameplay mechanic and the various challenges of creating a whole new hieroglyphic language for

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