I talk a lot in my journal about emoticons or my fiction series, Relativity. However, one of my other passions is bitmap fonts. I have loved fonts forever and have several thousand collected over the years. I have always wanted to get into traditional typography, but don't have the program or the skill to design traditional fonts. However, I do have an eye for pixels and love creating bitmap lettering, and more specifically, tiny pixel letter sets.
Many of my fonts are available at font sites around the web. Actually, if you Google me, I'm more known for my fonts than my emotes. dafont.com is one of the biggest and recently I check in to find out that one of my fonts, Pixel Love, has been downloaded over 50,000 times. That's just pretty cool to me.
Jim and I feel strongly in the GNU Project. Not everyone can afford to buy a license to a quality font to develop an app or a game. There are lots of Indie developers who are just average guys like us. Anyhow, the majority of my fonts are distributed under a CCreative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Because of that, many of my fonts have been used in video games, apps, and websites.
While not a requirement, some developers contact me to ask permission for use anyway. It's a nice gesture. Some developers are even kind enough to show me WIPs and end products. Anyhow, here is a screenshot from a western-themed card game which used my Pixel Western Font
I just recently got another WIP piece for a game in development called "Bits Serf" where the main font of the game is my Celtic Bit font
The two fonts above are a couple of my favorites, as I was determined to take two very stylized lettering styles and transform them to small pixels, which wasn't an easy task. Below are a few of my other personal favorites from my collection. The first is my Nano-Byte font which I use for the vast majority of my stamps.
Anyhow, I thought I would share some of this with you all, since you probably get sick and tired of me talking about that other stuff. Granted, having my font in a video game doesn't make me famous or anything, but it is cool and makes me feel good that the time I spend on developing and rendering my pixel fonts goes to good use.
Oh, and if you like pixel fonts, you can find a ton in my resources folder. You can also find a bunch of amazing bitmap fonts created by other deviants at my group #pixelfontlovers