Cmatrix is written in ncurses under Linux, and should compile on other OSes with few modifications. It mimics the cool scrolling lines from 'The Matrix' movie.
FIGlet is a program for making large letters out of ordinary text
The TOIlet project attempts to create a free replacement for the FIGlet utility. TOIlet stands for “The Other Implementation’s letters”, coined after FIGlet’s “Frank, Ian and Glen’s letters”. TOIlet is in its very early development phase. It uses the powerful libcaca library to achieve various text-based effects.
A portable demo which supports many unixes and DOS supports dual monitor modes and a variety of sound systems.