For now, Gamebuino uses the Arduino UNO bootloader. It works great, but you need a computer every time you want to load a new game. With hybrid USB/SD card bootloader, you could switch between games just by restarting your Gamebuino ! Marvelous, isn’t it ?
That’s why I need YOU, a bad-ass developer, to help me. A guy already did something like that, but I didn’t manage to make it work correctly yet 🙁
The interesting part is that you’ll GET A FREE GAMEBUINO BEFORE EVERYBODY if you manage to make it work !
About the development progress, I just finished (hopefully final) revision of the hardware. Concerning the library/source code, it’s now online and you can find it here. Now I can continue write examples/games/documentation, and I should post more videos soon ! Kickstarter is getting closer…
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Howdy y’all !
As promised, here is a video of a Gamebuino running ! Well, it doesn’t show all the different features, but you can see that it’s able to run pretty bad-ass games : this one have eight monsters with individual AI, dozen of sprites, different weapons and even more !
Oh, and before I forget… here is the video :
I just moved in and I’m now all set up in my mad-scientist lair. Whatever what works or not, I’ll post a video in one week, because I know that everybody is eager to see real stuff.
I received the new batch of PCBs yesterday, so I’m now able to get back to work, starting by soldering.
With 0.5 mm between the pads, I hope it will work fine this time… wish me good luck ! I look forward mass-producing, hand-soldering is so tedious >_>
Once this new version of the prototype will be up and running, I’ll be able to get back to programming, and hopefully make a video of a bad-ass demo game I previously made.
I’ve not be very active on the Gamebuino project this last month, because I burnt my prototype (hem) and I’m waiting for the next batch of PCBs (which should arrive anytime soon). I hope to be able to make some fancy demo video in the coming month, but I can’t promise anything. Once I’ll be back at home (February), I should have plenty of time to spend on Gamebuino.
Here is the last Gamebuino version :
…just kidding, it’s a picture of the first Gamebuino prototype I made six months ago.
Here is the actual last version, I received and soldered it yesterday, it should be very close to the final version. Now I can make some fancy photos/videos to illustrate the website… but before I have to finish the library (almost done !) and code a few games.
Yay, the website is now online, even if it’s still empty. I will add content during the coming weeks, subscribe to the newsletter to stay tuned !