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A recreation of the pixel font used in Williams Electronics' "Joust" (1982) and "Joust 2" (1986) arcade games, with a few custom characters added to make it more useful - including a set of arrows based on the "delete" left arrow from the hiscore entry screen. I took the liberty of modifying the overly chunky colon from the original, bringing it in line with the rest of the characters.

10 Comments

Comment by Patrick H. Lauke (redux) 17th February 2013
@redux - Very nice! Look forward to more.
Comment by Goatmeal 18th February 2013
@redux - Massive props for making this. I'm currently remaking Joust in HTML5 & JS using a framework called Phaser for research. This will speed work up nicely.

I'll post a link to the finished game when it's done.
Comment by artbymattlewis 17th April 2014
@artbymattlewis excellent, glad this will be of help. once it's done, give me a shout...would love to see the end result
Comment by Patrick H. Lauke (redux) 17th April 2014
@redux Don't get excited. It's not an exact copy or anything, not even eggs or waves etc. Just did it to learn some game programming basics. Beats making a Flappy Bird clone!

You can see it in action here: http://www.artbymattlewis.com/ (Just click the Joust logo).
I also turned your font into a bitmap font using Littera: http://kvazars.com/littera/ so the game engine could use it.

The game engine is called Phaser and is pretty great: http://phaser.io/

Thank you for making this font, it was nice to put it to good use and I'll probably work on the Joust copy from time to time.
Comment by artbymattlewis 30th April 2014
@artbymattlewis hah, still looking good :) tiny request: is it possible at all to have a small mention in the page's small print for my font, linking to http://www.splintered.co.uk/experiments/169/ ?
Comment by Patrick H. Lauke (redux) 2nd May 2014
@redux Don't get excited. It's not an exact copy or anything, not even eggs or waves etc. Just did it to learn some game programming basics. Beats making a Flappy Bird clone!

You can see it in action here: http://www.artbymattlewis.com/ (Just click the Joust logo).
I also turned your font into a bitmap font using Littera: http://kvazars.com/littera/ so the game engine could use it.

The game engine is called Phaser and is pretty great: http://phaser.io/

Thank you for making this font, it was nice to put it to good use and I'll probably work on the Joust copy from time to time.
Comment by artbymattlewis 7th May 2014
@redux Don't get excited. It's not an exact copy or anything, not even eggs or waves etc. Just did it to learn some game programming basics. Beats making a Flappy Bird clone!

You can see it in action here: http://www.artbymattlewis.com/ (Just click the Joust logo).
I also turned your font into a bitmap font using Littera: http://kvazars.com/littera/ so the game engine could use it.

The game engine is called Phaser and is pretty great: http://phaser.io/

Thank you for making this font, it was nice to put it to good use and I'll probably work on the Joust copy from time to time.
Comment by artbymattlewis 23rd May 2014
I'm really sorry about the above two comments, not sure what's going on there. I'll add a massive link to it. Sorry I didn't do it already.

I only just read that you removed the larger colon. I made the colon clunky again in my little experiment. I'm going to add more to this project in a few weeks. I'll keep you posted via pm's to save this page.
Comment by artbymattlewis 23rd May 2014
Hey, no worries @artbymattlewis :)
Comment by Patrick H. Lauke (redux) 27th May 2014

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