Cipher language

Other (objects, etc.) theme

Languages that are constructed simply by substituting characters but otherwise read as regular language the game is in.


Alternate name: Substitution cipher

The first video game about Cipher language was released on December 14, 1990.

Electronic Arts, Mojang and Broken Rules has published most of these games

See also: cryptogram (puzzles based on similar ideas)
This is only for written languages.

This is in contrast to artistic language which is mostly intended to look pretty without (necessarily) having any actual meaning but can with less straightforward translation compared to the 1:1 conversion you can do with ciphers.

Good well known examples of ciphers are the alien texts in Commander Keen and Al Bhed in FFX.