a typeface by Feòrag

GameOver is the product of slacking! Actually, it's the product of an overnight session of inspired labour, but it's a direct result of my slacking earlier in the day. This font is based on type used in arcade games in the early eighties, to which I was re-introduced through MAME - an excellent open source program from the MAME project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of arcade videogames via emulation. The Macintosh version can be downloaded from

I've tried to keep the feel of the necessarily simple type, right down to the scan lines. Version 2 is massively expanded and tidied up. In particular, accented characters have been added, enough to write most European languages. If you do not have the appropriate keyboard driver installed, they can be found using the Glyphs/Special Characters menu item in most MacOS X applications.

In many applications, there will appear to be thin spaces between the characters. This is an artefact of anti-aliasing onscreen. These spaces will not be there when the document is printed out. If you convert the text to a bitmap, you might have to touch it up a little.

The image below gives a sample of some of the characters included in the font:

Creative Commons License
This typeface is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.5 UK: Scotland license.

Note that the license includes the provision Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder. You already have my permission to use this font for commercial purposes, such as in a magazine or advertising, and do not need to ask (though a copy of whatever you used it for would be nice). There is also no need to credit me when using the typeface in this way. If you wish to redistribute this font commercially, including on a website with paid-for advertising, you must still get my permission to do so and you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.

Download OTF version 2.0 [Zip 463 Kb]
Download TTF version 2.0 [Zip 479 Kb]