Well, languish no longer! I'm hereby releasing the engine code for all interested parties, free of charge, free of encumberance. It's a single PHP script that requires only a font file to be used in any nefarious way you desire.
Note that this is the image making component, not the frivolous front-end linked above. This means you have the guts of the machine, suitable for all kinds of purposes. Basically, you can replace any text with an image made from arcade fonts and put it anywhere on your own sites.
First, you may want to view the code on pastebin.com, where you can see how marvelous my coding abilities are. Please forgive me if any part of it sucks, for I am not a programmer and this was my very first ground-up PHP creation. I'm very proud of it, but I am certain it's an inelegant, execrable desecration in the eyes of people with real coding talent.
It's heavily commented and shouldn't be hard for anyone to work into their own site.
If you like what you see, you can download the script and all fonts.
The font engine script is released under a Creative Commons Zero license. Note that the fonts included probably belong to the companies that made them, and I hope they don't mind.
You may also be interested in:
- The NFG font ripping guide