Arcade Font Writer
www.bit.ly/1hJpxtz Richard Davey’s HTML5 port of NFG Games’ Arcade Font Engine is a warm cup of nostalgia powered by a sophisticated UI. It’s the simplest of ideas – a text editor that outputs your writing in one of 140 classic game fonts as a PNG – but it casts light on one of gaming’s invisible arts. Few think twice about typeface design, but here you’ll see a selection of font artistry from the beautiful (SNK’s SamuraiShodown3) to the near illegible ( RayForce). You’ll see countless Capcom fonts, minute evolutions between four generations of the same Gradius style, and two entirely different character sets created for Klax. They amount to man-years of work, and most were never used to write anything other than ‘ASS’ on the high score table, so treat yourself and give them the workout they deserve.