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Good news! Open Game Station products are on their way to Crowd Supply's warehouse for final distribution. Please take this time to check your delivery address. Read the full update.
In our previous post, we talked about how to create or modify the firmware of a card module. In this post, we will introduce the process by which you can design your own! Read the full update.
We currently offer a number of card modules that you can use with Open Game Station, and there will be more in the future. And the open source community has provided many ready-made and interesting games that you can play. But those of you who get to know our hardware and our firmware will be in a position to develop games that are even more fun to play. And you can implement your game—or the hardware functionality upon which it depends—as a card module! Doing so is not particularly difficult. This update describes the process by which you can write or modify the firmware of a card module. In our next update, we will talk about the hardware aspects of these modules. Read the full update.
Thank you to everyone who has supported Open Game Station so far. Over the past few weeks, we have been unable to post regular updates highlighting the features of Open Game Station. We still have much to say about it, however, so we've decided—in consultation with Crowd Supply—to extend our campaign through Thursday, October 1st. Read the full update.
This update includes a brief demonstration of the Ardu-Man game and highlights a few of the other hardware platforms that are compatible with the Longan Cards that power Open Game Station. Read the full update.
The Longan Cards system is a unique, open-hardware development platform designed by Longan Labs. As a framework for plug-and-play modules, it allows you to build prototype expansion cards quickly and easily. It includes a full set of Arduino libraries and plenty of sample code. Read the full update.
One of our most powerful childhood memories involves playing with our Famicom (FC). This memory is tactile as well as visual: both the yellow tape and the act of inserting the card have become symbols in our minds. Of course, we still very much enjoy playing simple, classic games, so the motivation behind Open Game Station goes well beyond nostalgia. Our goal with this project is to recreate one of life's simple joys, and to do so with open hardware, open source software, and a modular design. Read the full update.
After a full year of development and several months spent in preparation for this campaign, we are thrilled to announce that crowdfunding has begun for Open Game Station—our modular, 8-bit, open hardware gaming platform. We believe it to be a novel development platform, an effective learning tool, and (most importantly) a mighty fun way to play a game. Come have a look! Read the full update.