Any one hear about the new microarcade microcard things?


(Kevin) #21

Potato quality gifs

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#22

But still same width and height?

I thought they would (thicker display, COB on bottom of PCB). Did they also replace the backplate with an injection molded one or kept it genuine ?


(Kevin) #23

It’s metal on the back, their FCC logos and stuff like that are much bigger but I think it’s still pre-production.


(Scott R) #24

Will the microcard arcade lineup make more tiles taboo on the forum or can we continue to openly share pill popping maze and alien invasion games?


(Stephane C) #25

I am pretty sure that has long as it not using the same name or pixel perfect assets it should be fine.


(Pharap) #26

In fairness I think TTC LLC are just a bit heavier on the banhammer than other companies.
Also for most companies going after individuals who aren’t particularly wealthy doesn’t make sense.

But it’s good to double-check.
These days the lines between ‘acceptable clone’ and ‘getting torn apart in court’ are pretty blurred.


(trodoss) #27

But it’s good to double-check.
These days the lines between ‘acceptable clone’ and ‘getting torn apart in court’ are pretty blurred.

So true. Usually open-source clones on a custom hardware platform are pretty safe. If you release a for-profit game on some else’s hardware–they pay a little more attention.


(Kevin) #28

So, as far as I am aware, Tetris is the only game which it’s gameplay elements are covered under trademark. So it’s actually impossible to create a legal Tetris clone. Everything else falls under copyright and patent. So as long as your game isn’t named the same, use code, artwork or other resources copied from other sources and isn’t mistakable as licensed content, as far as I am concerned it is fair use. The fact the games are not being marketed or sold is also something that keeps Arduboy games off the so called radar.


(Jack) #29

Does anyone have any idea when the microcard arcade game units will be produced? Is there any progress?
Thanks


(Kevin) #30

Should start being on sale this summer!