Wyldcard DevKit

E-paper trading cards for game development and beyond!

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Feb 21, 2024

Wyldcard Standard DevKits are Complete!

This has been a huge amount of work. Originally I estimated it would take me about 9 months, but here I am at 13, and I'm just taping up the first shipment to the warehouse. Read the full update.

Nov 06, 2023

Production Progress and Wyldcard at Maker Faire

Thanks to those who dropped by my booth at the Bay Area Maker Faire last month! I loved watching as people’s faces went from puzzled or skeptical to being animated by excitement about the possibilities. Read the full update.

Jun 28, 2023

Creating a Wyldcard Tarot Deck

Here's a tutorial on how to implement the code for a Tarot card reader on the Wyldcard devkit. Read the full update.

Jun 09, 2023

Gaming Through the Lens of Computational Complexity

One can look at both video games and boardgames as simulations and arrange them along an axis of how much computation is needed to run the simulation. Note that we're not discussing how complex it is to find the optimal strategy for a game, but instead are looking at how many calculations are needed to run the rules of the game. For example, each turn, does one need to increment a counter? Calculate income from the bank? Roll dice and calculate strength modifiers for a battle? Calculating the optimal strategy for winning a game of Chess is a difficult math problem, but implementing the rules of Chess with a computer program is simple. Read the full update.

May 25, 2023

We Are Live!

I'm excited to announce the Wyldcard DevKit crowdfunding campaign on Crowd Supply! With a Wyldcard DevKit, you can write your own game logic in JavaScript: display e-paper images on Wylcards, respond to button presses, read from and write to Wyldcard memory, and communicate over the link cable. Read the full update.

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