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This site gathers bitmap/bytemap fonts, saved and extracted mostly from games and demoscene, drawn and pixelated by various graphicians and artists, lost and forgotten in time.

You can find hundreds of those fonts here, either as pictures or, better yet, in a file format that allows basic (macro)typography.

Feel free to browse the list, filtered either by initial letter of the font name (above right) or more specifically (via form above, left).

In closer look


A font is a set of characters. Bitmap is a map of bits (picture). A bitmap font is a set of pictures as its proprietary characters.

We can further distinguish pixelated/image fonts with just two colours (black or white, foreground or background) and fonts drawn with more than one colour. Let's call these bytemap fonts.

The fonts published here are of several origins:

  • pictures gathered by Daniel Guldkrans
  • font art from the archive of Carsten Cumbrowski
  • bytemap fonts of the 8-bit scene – mostly Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum
  • bytemap fonts of the 16-bit scene – mostly Atari ST and Amiga
  • other fonts from various sources (old demos, intros, etc.) converted by me

Wherever I could get a grip of the name of the author, I mentioned them in the file description. A lot of these fonts are many years old, some even decades. Font that were part of some games are now so called abandonware. I'm going to assume in good faith that all bitmap fonts shown here are freeware.

If you happen to be an author of a certain font presented here that you do not wish to be available, then feel free to contact me and I will make quick amendments to remove it from this website.

Similarly, if you happen to find an error in the description of any font, please, tell me what to fix in the discussion below each font.

Thanks in advance!

What's in it for me?

Let this site be helpful to you if:

  • you are a graphic designer seeking for some cool bitmap fonts
  • you are a programmer and would like to implement the BMF file-format
  • you'd like to have a pic of your text drawn by one of the fonts


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2020-10-28 22:15:56General discussionadminAdded and linked all charsets from janeway.exotica.
2020-10-28 20:45:39 adminAdded a link - "Powerfont I - nr 9 (Charset) by Monopoly" from janeway.exotica. Used in a "Newsflash" from Aug 1991.
Now I've got doubts it from Gepardstudio (unless it is the same guy) from 1999.
2020-10-28 00:17:24General discussionadminCurrently checking and refilling descriptions of the first 320 Guldkrans' font GIF pictures, he then gave, into fonts' titles.
2020-10-27 22:06:12 adminOh. This font has also the green and blue version -

Gonna add those.
2020-10-27 21:50:37 adminEither this one of "015" used in the ATF Megademo by Alexander the Great -
2020-10-27 21:35:56 adminDaniel Guldkrans' original comment -
description: ?. This font looks similar to the one that is in the "Overdrive" mainmenu but it isn't.
artist: Wire from Effect. He told me that is was someone in Overlanders that drew it.
2020-10-27 20:03:10 ZbengAppears in Ripped-Off menus #98 and #128.
In both, Desire of ACF is credited for coding the menu for Ripped-Off. I guess it safe to assume that Desire is also responsible for the font.
There was another reason for which I thought the font author is Desire (or Bilbo of Ripped-Off). If you look at the '&' character, it is spelled like a squashed 'AND'. It has much resemblance to 'AND' appearances in other Desire/Bilbo fonts.


Supporting Desire:

Supporting Bilbo:
2020-10-27 15:24:58 adminOriginal Daniel Duldkrans' description to the GIF is empty and as author is "someone from Alien Cracking Formation". So I'll assume it was done by ACF.
p.s. edited the title
2020-10-27 15:21:08 adminThis resembles the ÖMV logo to me a bit.
2020-10-27 14:01:01 ZbengIn Bloodsucker by ACF Design Team "LOADING" page is using this font with very close palette:
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