Friday, December 8, 2023

Unity TextMesh Pro Font Disappearing at High Resolution

 We encountered a problem recently where our TextMesh Pro text was failing to render when our Unity game ran at 4k resolution.  We spent a long time trying to track down the issue.  Eventually, we noticed we could reproduce it in the editor just by zooming in close enough to the text.

After fiddling with many settings, we discovered the culprit was the material "softness" value.  If we accidentally set it to a negative value, the text would behave incorrectly.  This is an issue with the TextMeshPro/Distance Field shader, but the TextMeshPro/Mobile/Distance Field shader has the softness value restricted to positive numbers.

We did eventually find a Unity forum post that discusses this issue, but it took a while to track down, so we wanted to bring it up here in case anyone else is affected.

While this issue is indeed fixed in more recent versions of TextMesh Pro, it is worth noting that if you upgrade your TextMesh Pro package, it will not automatically update your TextMesh Pro Essential Resources, which is where the bug is present.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Stray Souls!

Just in time for Halloween, Stray Souls is available now, on Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation!

Stray Souls is an Unreal 5 based horror game inspired by titles like Silent Hill, and is an atmospheric experience that any fan of the genre should check out.  We helped with optimization, menu and UI, and handled all the platform work!

Sunday, October 1, 2023


It's been a while since our last post, but we've kept busy!  Trepang2 is an awesome, F.E.A.R. inspired action-shooter that's available now on Xbox and Playstation!

A mysterious super-soldier with no memory of his past braves both technological and supernatural enemies as he searches for the truth.  Slow down time and shoot your way through battles with a million particle effects flying all over the place!  We helped with optimization and handled the console versions of this excellent fast-action title.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Loverwatch is an official Overwatch 2 (non-canon) dating sim! Now available for play at, so go check it out!

We worked with Akupara, PsyOp, and Blizzard on this quick turn-around project, handling most of the technical and feature implementation and overseeing things like asset standards.  It's free for a limited time and you can unlock Overwatch 2 cosmetic items based on the ending you get!

Wednesday, January 25, 2023