Fonts: Press Start 2P

Fonts: Press Start 2P

Postby jcantero » 03 Jul 2013, 18:09

Searching for open source fonts to use in games, I find Press Start 2P.

This font is interesting for two reasons:
1) It uses the Open Font license (an open source license specifically designed for fonts)
2) Fits with the style of 2D shoot'em ups and retrogames in general

Does anyone know more open source fonts that can be interesting for F/oss game developing?
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Re: Fonts: Press Start 2P

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Re: Fonts: Press Start 2P

Postby qubodup » 03 Jul 2013, 23:31

More open fonts: http://freegamedev.net/wiki/Art_asset_resources#Fonts

I always end up using the google font database. All appear to be OFL licensed.
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Re: Fonts: Press Start 2P

Postby Sauer2 » 04 Jul 2013, 20:15

IMHO, this font looks better white on black than black on white.

OpenGameArt has some bitmap fonts, althought i'm not quite sure, if that is an up-to-date solution for normal text.
Then again, a font section on named platform would be nice.
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Re: Fonts: Press Start 2P

Postby Buch » 04 Jul 2013, 21:49

I usually take fonts from the Open Font Library - some are not interesting for most videogames, but some are really nice (check out, for instance, this one and this one, that I used in my game). The League of Moveable Type also has very nicely designed fonts, even if they're not many and they don't realease new ones often.

Oh, and I too used Press Start 2P in a videogame! That's simply perfect for retro-styled games...
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Re: Fonts: Press Start 2P

Postby jcantero » 04 Jul 2013, 23:25

Thank you all for your responses.

Certainly OFL has some interesting fonts (I liked Rase GPL, Banana Brick, Lavoir, Airbone, Hobby of night and more).

Buch {l Wrote}:The League of Moveable Type also has very nicely designed fonts, even if they're not many and they don't realease new ones often.

Hey, Orbitron font looks really nice for futurist or tech-themed games :)
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