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Press Start 2P is a bitmap font based on the font design from 1980s Namco arcade games. Although the design of uppercase letters and digits dates back to Atari's "Sprint" (1977), the specific glyph forms in this TrueType conversion are based on those from "Return of Ishtar" (1986), one of the first games to include and regularly use lowercase as well as uppercase letters in its screen font.

Unlike the original font from the "Return of Ishtar" ROM, Press Start 2P includes a wide variety of non-ASCII Unicode characters for pan-European use, including Greek and Cyrillic.

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Press Start 2P (Version 2.14) PressStart2P.ttfView Font Info 554 characters — View All


  • dingerdangoo avatar
    Cool! I love this font! It's perfect for the online game site I'm making!
  • dnsv avatar
    OMG. Hail to the codeman38, It's Cyrillic!
    Спасибо братан
  • LemonLake avatar
    Thanks! i'm going to use this in my planet game, and of course I'll credit you!
  • Christa1987 avatar
    Hey great , I like this font I have created a game and I am gonnause it
  • fangprower avatar
    love it
  • Anachron avatar
    Excellent font! Used this in my new casual mini game collection for Android on Google Play, called Anachron's Arcade. Thanks!
  • Anachron avatar
    Just wanted to say again how awesome this font is! I used it in another mobile game, called Uncle Scotty's Arcade At The End Of The Universe (AATEOTU), which is currently available for Android on Google Play.

    If you have a spare moment and an Android device, please consider leaving a review for the game and spread word about it to others! Thanks a ton:)
  • Denzel5310 avatar
    Looks like a SMB1 & The Lost Levels. So realistic dude, nice. 😄
  • EyeofEndorGamer avatar
    Perfect for the game i'm making, i'll be sure to credit you. (BTW i'm not going for a retro feel. it's just that pixel graphics are easy)
  • roryuker1 avatar
    This is what we need for making games!
    Thank you, codeman38. I will make sure to credit you. 😄
  • cronabloodloss avatar
    WOW i love this! i'm using it for the comic in making hope ya dont mind!
  • Simi0401 avatar
    Love It
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(c) 2011 Cody "CodeMan38" Boisclair. Released under the SIL Open Font License.


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