Extremely blocky typeface, meant for large text of 36 point and up. Feel free to improve upon it!
Recreation of the small pixel font from the european/north american release of Climax Entertainment/Sonic! Software Planning's "Shining Force" (1992) on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.
This font is unusual, as each character not only comprises two tiles (for its height), but also features characters that are wider than the maximum 8px tiles. In the game's tile set, this was achieved by using a custom encoding, where a single tile contains the combined values for two horizontal tiles.
See this short Twitter thread for a little dissection of the tile set.
The width of each character is also variable and encoded in the bottom tile for each character. Unfortunately, I was unable to work out the logic behind the width information bits - so, for characters used in the game, the correct width was matched manually, and for any characters not encountered (yet) in any of the dialog boxes, I took an educated guess...
Due to the complexity of this encoding, I won't tackle the hiragana/katakana large font from the japanese release.
Only the characters present in the game's tile set have been included
Experimental slab-serif. The added height from the serifs is quantized so that the serifs, rather than the normal lines, determine a glyph's geometry.
It reminds me of the Wild West and the old cartoon "The Jetsons" at the same time. It uses two kinds of serifs: normal slabs and "hangover" serifs. The hangovers are the ones that look like overhangs. Is there another name for them? I don't know.
This font is set to appear in several games at once! I'm not the developer of any of them! WOO
Despite what you may have heard, a "hoedown" is just a party.
Self-symmetrical/fractal pixel font. (x=2*Spx,y=5)
This is designed on 7x7 black boxes which act as superpixels. This ensures that inline and outline components are congruent.
Original size: 26pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
Recreation of the large pixel font from Atari's "Super Bug" (1977) and "Fire Truck" (aka "Smokey Joe", 1978).
In the games, the font is incomplete. Both lack a "Q", "V" and "W", which I made from scratch for this recreation, trying to approximate the overall style/feel. The "J" is present in "Super Bug", but not "Fire Truck". Conversely, the "K" is present in "Fire Truck" only.
With the exception of the added letters, only the characters present in the games' tilesets have been included.
Self-symmetrical pixel fractal font. (x=3*Spx,y=25)
Hit the Pixel button for the best preview.
- ITERATIONS -
x=1 - ESOS Lite Terminal
x=2 - Amalgarmada
Original size: 131pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)This is a clone of Amalgarmada