Open Game Station

by Longan Labs

A modular, open hardware gaming platform for classic 8-bit games

Sep 14, 2020

Extending Our Campaign Through October 1st

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.


Aug 20, 2020

Beyond Games

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.


Aug 11, 2020

Introducing the Longan Card System

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.


Aug 05, 2020

Why We Created Open Game Station

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.


Jul 30, 2020

Our Campaign is Live!

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.


$619 raised

of $3,000 goal

21% Funded

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$25

Open Game Station - Basic

Includes a Carduino MCU board, an OLED display card, a buzzer card, a AAA battery card (but no batteries), structural hardware, and a quick-start guide.


$35

Open Game Station - Pro

Includes a Carduino MCU board, an OLED display card, a buzzer card, a AAA battery card (but no batteries), an extension card, a sound sensor card, a 9-DoF sensor card, structural hardware, and a quick-start guide.


$99

5x Open Game Station - Basic

Five Basic kits, each of which includes a Carduino MCU board, an OLED display card, a buzzer card, a AAA battery card (but no batteries), structural hardware, and a quick-start guide.


$139

5x Open Game Station - Pro

Includes five Pro kits, each of which includes a Carduino MCU board, an OLED display card, a buzzer card, a AAA battery card (but no batteries), an extension card, a sound sensor card, a 9-DoF sensor card, structural hardware, and a quick-start guide.

Credits

Longan Labs

Longan Labs

Longan Labs is an international platform offering open source products and customized services for global makers. It is also a co-creation laboratory that connects customers to maker projects.


Longan Lab

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