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In the last few weeks we made a PICO-8 arcade for the Screenshake 2016 festival.
In our design we wanted to combine the comfort of playing the games using classic arcade controls with the ability for festival visitors to develop games as well. We also printed out some fanzines.

The arcade as shown at the festival:

Butterfly Demo Vine:

The design in SketchUp and the first prototype:

The arcade was designed & built by Devillé Arcade.

P#18931 2016-02-23 10:32 ( Edited 2016-07-07 10:01)

An animated gif of all the games the festival visitors & volunteers made on Twitter.
Find all the cart png's over here.

P#18933 2016-02-23 10:43 ( Edited 2016-02-23 15:43)

I saw a shot of that on twitter yesterday, I think. It's really great! I keep (very idly) daydreaming about getting a P8 cabinet put together, so it's nice to see one in action.

P#18934 2016-02-23 11:29 ( Edited 2016-02-23 16:29)
:: nothke

Awesome arcade! Tried it myself and made me get into it =)

P#18950 2016-02-24 13:21 ( Edited 2016-02-24 18:21)

Thanks for the kind words :)

A small update:

  • Our Square Pushbuttons finally arrived!
  • We added a dedicated SPLORE button in the middle. (still missing in the photo's though)
  • The arcade is now powered by a Raspberry Pi 3.

More pictures!

P#24612 2016-07-05 07:33 ( Edited 2016-07-05 11:33)

Is there a P/Pause button?

P#24642 2016-07-05 14:38 ( Edited 2016-07-05 18:38)

Also, as a RPi3 owner who's been fighting with getting the software running, do you have an image you could share?

P#24643 2016-07-05 14:40 ( Edited 2016-07-05 18:40)

We added the Pause/SPLORE button later on (orange button in the middle):

We used the latest Raspbian (Jessie) on the Raspberry Pi.
Can't remember the exact problems we ran into, where did you get stuck?

We're actually still stuck on switching the keyboard layout from QWERTY to AZERTY (local layout here in Belgium), we changed it in Raspbian but the change doesn't carry over to PICO-8. Any pointers are welcome!

P#24805 2016-07-07 06:01 ( Edited 2016-07-07 10:01)

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