Whoah it’s been 7 years I’ve been logging into this website! Over 8 years since I first started working on the project.
If you’ve been around for a while you know what’s coming next…
Thank you to everyone in the community for supporting the project and making it last so long. My dreams for the platform are to make it more accessible with better integration of the emulator, trying to make app versions of it, get a cheaper version of the hardware or kits available and get that into schools with the hardware being an optional component. Other than that to put an rp2040 in a micro arcade.
And last but not least of course the shipping of the batch of Arduboy FX will coincide with a game jam of epic proportions. The plan is to offer huge prizes to anyone implementing external storage in their games, to have it be a long term game jam and also to try and do it with itch.io also.
Thank you so much everyone! Looking forward to the rest of this year hopefully some really exciting things to come! (Final edition Arduboy??? Arduboy Mini?? Arduboy XL???)
If anyone has anything to say about their time here please feel free to drop it in the thread.
Thanks again so much, none of this would be possible without you!
Not to get too real, but working on DIY Arduboys she learning to make my own games through this community has literally saved my life a few times. Not only have you created a wonderful little device, but you’ve also created a supportive community of people trying to help others learn! So many forums devolve into stepping over and antagonizing other users, but anything like that would be quite rare here. Bravo to everyone in the community for making this such an awesome place for people to learn & share their creations with others
I’ve had a lot of fun in the last month making an adventure game for my nephew in Japan. Using lots of procgen to make sprites and layout levels using a linear feedback shift register. He requested a game where his guinea pig named Masanori rescues sausages that were stolen by the naughty parrots. Because that is what is important to five year olds so away we go.
importantly, if you call the following with the original seed 63 and get 4 bytes from it