iv been working on a gameconsole from scratch.
this looks like a nice design (needs some wood grain in there i think)
a pi is posible i think but it needs some work with booting into the software and runing games, wich i find witout a keybourd curently would be a bit hard
it also reminds me of a game and watch
I think intel edison board would be better as all pico standalone (sans webplayer and things like picolove) are x86-only for now. Given webplayer has some issues like choppy sound on more complex carts and lack of "hotswap" ability, you'd pretty much need standalone Pico.
wel they all can be ported to the pi or pi like device, both sdl and lua can run on it so its definatly posible to do. the edison isnt realy build for graphics in mind a minnowboard would be a beter option, still on the pricy side
your also looking at bootup speeds and might be beter to build from scratch similar to the picolove version but on a bare-metal implementation
you have to modify the engine anyway since you cant start a game without a keybourd
What about this 128x128
Love your plan, hope you get it working.
Very cool idea and design! Kickstart that thing, I'd back it.
Even if the screen isn't a nice square, a small-ish console with physical controllers for a cocktail-style experience would be a lot of fun...I think it would open up more games to being 2-player. Right now it seems kind of janky with two using the same keyboard or whatever...this would change that mindset.
Also, this would be great for kids. Drag it along to wherever and they could bust it out and both play without having to gather around an ipad or whatever. ...or maybe that's just my old school dream ;P
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