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Pixel Fonts

As a graphic designer with a passion for fonts, a love for video games and a heart caught in nostalgia, I like to rebuild the fonts from beloved old-school video games whenever I find the time to do so.

All my recreations listed below are based on original pixel or bitmap fonts created by the designers of the respective games they appeared in and thus not my original design. I have, however, greatly expanded most font sets with a variety of more common diacritic characters, numbers, and unique game-specific glyphs.

You may use the fonts for any non-commercial purposes and you'll also find webfont-ready files inside the download archives to boost your retro power homepage with. You're not allowed to redistribute these font files or pass them off as your own, however, so please be nice, give credit if possible and, most importantly, have fun with the fonts!

Arcology In-Game Font Appearance

Arcology  ∼  a Shadowrun pixel font

The Font

Arcology is a futuristic sans-serif pixel font recreation based on the original opening credit and title screen text font appearing in the SNES video game Shadowrun, developed by Beam Software and released by DataEast USA in 1993.

The character set of this font was greatly expanded with countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, unique glyphs and the like, each one of them designed to match the spirit and style of the original font design.

To recreate the original look of the in-game pixel font stick to font sizes that are multiples of 8pt and avoid any anti-aliasing or other font smoothing methods.

Features
  • 377 characters total
  • Base size: 8pt  ·  Character base width: 8px
  • Monospaced sans-serif typeface
  • Countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, etc.
Character Set
Arcology
Download

Version 1.0  ·  24.11.2014
Files: TTF, OTF, EOT, WOFF, SVG
85 kb

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
This font may not be sold, rebranded or used for personal profit.

Datajack In-Game Font Appearance

Datajack  ∼  a Shadowrun pixel font

The Font

Datajack is a monospaced sans-serif pixel font recreation based on the original Matrix computer font appearing in the SNES video game Shadowrun, developed by Beam Software and released by DataEast USA in 1993.

The character set of this font was greatly expanded with countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, unique glyphs and the like, each one of them designed to match the spirit and style of the original font design.

To recreate the original look of the in-game pixel font stick to font sizes that are multiples of 8pt and avoid any anti-aliasing or other font smoothing methods.

Features
  • 290 characters total
  • Base size: 8pt  ·  Character base width: 8px
  • Monospaced sans-serif typeface
  • Countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, etc.
Character Set
Datajack
Download

Version 1.1  ·  24.11.2014
Files: TTF, OTF, EOT, WOFF, SVG
52 kb

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
This font may not be sold, rebranded or used for personal profit.

Gaiatype In-Game Font Appearance

Gaiatype  ∼  a Terranigma pixel font

The Font

Gaiatype is a generously spaced sans-serif pixel font recreation based on the original main text font appearing in the SNES video game Terranigma, known as Tenchi Souzou in Japan, developed by Quintet and released by Enix in 1995.

This font includes the full set of Japanese hiragana and katakana characters appearing in the Japanese version of the game and many additional characters designed to match the spirit and style of the original font design.

The Terranigma typeface is one variant of Quintet's trademark font used in all games of Quintet's SNES RPG trilogy (the first two games being Soul Blazer and Illusion of Gaia). It features the widest spacing of all three variants, and if you're interested in another one you might want to take a look at Codeman38's Illusion of Gaia recreation, called "Lunchtime Doubly So"

To recreate the original in-game appearance of this font, I recommend to choose font sizes that are multiples of 16pt and avoid any anti-aliasing or other font smoothing methods.

Features
  • 767 characters total
  • Base size: 16pt  ·  Character base width: 12px
  • Monospaced sans-serif typeface
  • Countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, etc.
  • Complete original Japanese hiragana and katakana character sets
  • Different variants of number characters
Character Set
Gaiatype
Download

Version 1.0  ·  24.11.2014
Files: TTF, OTF, EOT, WOFF, SVG
273 kb

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
This font may not be sold, rebranded or used for personal profit.

Igiari In-Game Font Appearance

Igiari  ∼  a Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney pixel font

The Font

Igiari is a proportional sans-serif pixel font recreation based on the original main text font appearing throughout the Ace Attorney video game series for the GameBoy Advance and Nintendo DS, known as Gyakuten Saiban in Japan, developed and released by Capcom between 2005 and 2011.

This font includes the full set of Japanese hiragana and katakana characters appearing in the Japanese version of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and many additional characters, each one of them designed to match the spirit and style of the original font design. As a bonus, I also included the unique Borginian language dingbat glyphs.

To recreate the original in-game appearance of this font, I recommend to choose font sizes that are multiples of 16pt and avoid any anti-aliasing or other font smoothing methods.

Features
  • 843 characters total
  • Base size: 16pt  ·  Character base width: varies
  • Proportional sans-serif typeface
  • Countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, etc.
  • Complete original Japanese hiragana and katakana character sets
  • The unique Borginian in-game symbols in different variations
Character Set
Igiari
Download

Version 1.2  ·  24.11.2014
Files: TTF, OTF, EOT, WOFF, SVG
278 kb

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
This font may not be sold, rebranded or used for personal profit.

Ishmeria In-Game Font Appearance

Ishmeria  ∼  a Gemfire pixel font

The Font

Ishmeria is a modern-style serif pixel font recreation based on the original main text font appearing in the SNES video game Gemfire, known as Super Royal Blood in Japan, which was developed and released by Koei in 1992.

This font includes the full set of Japanese hiragana and katakana characters appearing in the Japanese version of the game and many additional characters, each one of them designed to match the spirit and style of the original font design.

To recreate the original in-game appearance of this font, I recommend using font sizes that are multiples of 16pt and avoid any anti-aliasing or other font smoothing methods.

Features
  • 759 characters total
  • Base size: 16pt  ·  Character base width: 8px
  • Monospaced modern serif typeface
  • Countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, etc.
  • Complete original Japanese hiragana and katakana character sets
  • Different variants of regular and tiny numbers
Character Set
Ishmeria
Download

Version 1.0  ·  24.11.2014
Files: TTF, OTF, EOT, WOFF, SVG
226 kb

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
This font may not be sold, rebranded or used for personal profit.

Jamboree In-Game Font Appearance

Jamboree  ∼  a NBA Jam pixel font

The Font

Jamboree is a minimalistic sans-serif pixel font recreation based on the original team and player name font appearing in the SNES versions of the video games NBA Jam, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, and NBA Hangtime, developed by Iguana Entertainment and Funcom, and released by Acclaim Entertainment and Midway Games between 1994 and 1996.

The character set of this font was greatly expanded with countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, unique glyphs and the like, each one of them designed to match the spirit and style of the original font design.

To recreate the original in-game appearance of this font, I recommend using font sizes that are multiples of 8pt and avoid any anti-aliasing or other font smoothing methods.

Features
  • 474 characters total
  • Base size: 8pt  ·  Character base width: varies
  • Proportional sans-serif display typeface
  • Countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, etc.
  • Capital letters based on team names, small letters on player names
  • Includes various small player stat and stat value characters
Character Set
Jamboree
Download

Version 2.3  ·  24.11.2014
Files: TTF, OTF, EOT, WOFF, SVG
85 kb

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
This font may not be sold, rebranded or used for personal profit.

MMRock9 In-Game Font Appearance

MMRock9  ∼  a Mega Man pixel font

The Font

MMRock9 is a monospaced, sans-serif display pixel font recreation based on several variants of the familiar font appearing in the earliest and latest installments of the Mega Man video game series, known as Rockman in Japan, which was developed and released by Capcom throughout the many years between 1987 and 2012.

As the reworked font for the later Mega Man 9 entry was the first to feature lower-case and lots of special characters, I particularly set my focus on the glyphs from this part, but I also included characters that tend to appear differently throughout the Mega Man series.

This font includes the full set of Japanese hiragana and katakana characters appearing in the Japanese versions of various Mega Man games and many additional characters as well as special logo glyphs, each one of them designed to match the spirit and style of the original font design.

To recreate the original in-game appearance of this font, I recommend to choose font sizes that are multiples of 8pt and avoid any anti-aliasing or other font smoothing methods.

Features
  • 664 characters total
  • Base size: 8pt  ·  Character base width: 8px
  • Monospaced sans-serif display typeface
  • Countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, etc.
  • Complete original Japanese hiragana and katakana character sets
  • Some game-related, special logo glyphs
Character Set
MMRock9
Download

Version 1.0  ·  24.11.2014
Files: TTF, OTF, EOT, WOFF, SVG
203 kb

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
This font may not be sold, rebranded or used for personal profit.

Quarlow In-Game Font Appearance

Quarlow  ∼  a Super Punch-Out!! pixel font

The Font

Quarlow is an easily readable sans-serif display pixel font recreation based on the original main text font appearing in the SNES video game Super Punch-Out!!, which was developed and released by Nintendo in 1994.

This font includes the full set of Japanese hiragana and katakana characters appearing in the Japanese version of the game as well as in a hidden in-game name entry menu, and many additional characters, each one of them designed to match the spirit and style of the original font design.

To recreate the original in-game appearance of this font, I recommend to choose font sizes that are multiples of 16pt and avoid any anti-aliasing or other font smoothing methods.

Features
  • 756 characters total
  • Base size: 16pt  ·  Character base width: 8px
  • Monospaced sans-serif display typeface
  • Countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, etc.
  • Complete original Japanese hiragana and katakana character sets
Character Set
Quarlow
Download

Version 1.1  ·  24.11.2014
Files: TTF, OTF, EOT, WOFF, SVG
177 kb

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
This font may not be sold, rebranded or used for personal profit.

Renraku In-Game Font Appearance

Renraku  ∼  a Shadowrun pixel font

The Font

Renraku is a monospaced sans-serif pixel font recreation based on the original main text font appearing in the Sega Genesis version of the video game Shadowrun, developed by BlueSky Software and released by Sega in 1994.

The character set of this font was greatly expanded with countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, unique glyphs and the like, each one of them designed to match the spirit and style of the original font design.

To recreate the original in-game appearance of this font, I recommend to choose font sizes that are multiples of 8pt and avoid any anti-aliasing or other font smoothing methods.

Features
  • 195 characters total
  • Base size: 8pt  ·  Character base width: 8px
  • Monospaced sans-serif display typeface
  • Countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, etc.
Character Set
Renraku
Download

Version 1.0  ·  24.11.2014
Files: TTF, OTF, EOT, WOFF, SVG
50 kb

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
This font may not be sold, rebranded or used for personal profit.

Steelflight In-Game Font Appearance

Steelflight  ∼  a Shadowrun pixel font

The Font

Steelflight is a proportional sans-serif pixel font recreation based on the original main text font appearing in the SNES video game Shadowrun, developed by Beam Software and released by DataEast USA in 1993.

The character set of this font was greatly expanded with countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, unique glyphs and the like, each one of them designed to match the spirit and style of the original font design.

To recreate the original in-game appearance of this font, I recommend to choose font sizes that are multiples of 8pt and avoid any anti-aliasing or other font smoothing methods.

Features
  • 493 characters total
  • Base size: 8pt  ·  Character base width: varies
  • Proportional sans-serif display typeface
  • All classic in-game characters from the US and international versions
  • Countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, etc.
  • Superscript and subscript numbers based on the in-game damage popups
  • Unique bonus characters (L & R buttons, Nuyen sign, etc.)
Character Set
Steelflight
Download

Version 1.2  ·  24.11.2014
Files: TTF, OTF, EOT, WOFF, SVG
114 kb

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
This font may not be sold, rebranded or used for personal profit.

Xentype In-Game Font Appearance

Xentype  ∼  a Knights of Xentar pixel font

The Font

Xentype is an ornate, medieval-style serif pixel font recreation of the Blackletter category, based on the larger original main dialog font appearing in the game Knights of Xentar, known as Dragon Knight III in Japan, which was developed by ELF Corporation and released by Megatech Software for PC DOS in 1995 and even earlier for the NEC PC-8801 and various other systems in 1991.

The character set of this font was greatly expanded with countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, unique glyphs and the like, each one of them designed to match the spirit and style of the original font design.

To recreate the original in-game appearance of this font with programs like Photoshop and the like I recommend using the OpenType font file included in the download package in combination with font sizes that are multiples of 32pt while avoiding anti-aliasing or other font smoothing methods.

Note: Depending on how you use it, the TrueType font file might have some appearance issues due to the font's somewhat irregular measurements, which is why I recommend using the OTF file for now. I try to update the font with correct TrueType measurements as soon as possible.

Features
  • 594 characters total
  • Base size: 32pt  ·  Character base width: varies
  • Proportional blackletter serif typeface
  • Countless additional special characters, diacritic variants, etc.
Character Set
Xentype
Download

Version 1.0  ·  24.11.2014
Files: TTF, OTF, EOT, WOFF, SVG
254 kb

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
This font may not be sold, rebranded or used for personal profit.

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All my recreations listed below are based on original pixel or bitmap fonts created by the designers of the respective games they appeared in and thus not my original design. I have, however, greatly expanded most font sets with a variety of more common diacritic characters, numbers, and unique game-specific glyphs.

You may use the fonts for any non-commercial purposes and you'll also find webfont-ready files inside the download archives to boost your retro power homepage with. You're not allowed to redistribute these font files or pass them off as your own, however, so please be nice, give credit if possible and, most importantly, have fun with the fonts!