Hi everyone! Some of you might have heard of Clouduboy before - I’m proud to announce that the project is now in limited beta release! To help you get an idea about what Clouduboy tries to achieve, here is a short video:
With Clouduboy, you can create and edit Arduboy games without ever needing to touch the Arduino IDE, it’s a complete and self-contained online, browser-based solution. You open a browser, edit your game source code in there and your Arduboy sketches are compiled in the cloud.
You will still need some way to flash your games to the device - you can do this automatically, by using the Clouduboy Flasher, or download the compiled hex and flash it via any other means (command line tools or the Arduino IDE).
Though, all the above may sound nice and convenient, that’s not really the main goal of Clouduboy — but to actually make creating games easier. For that Clouduboy offers a few extra “code plugin”-s (one of them, Painter – which is the sprite editor you can see in the linked video – is already available in the Beta). That means, Clouduboy actively helps you with the code, such as making it easier to edit sprites, create or play back music etc…
There are also some games bundled in the Beta, from around the forums, so you can flash them easily, and also learn from their code, even modify them pretty easily!
Clouduboy currently is in a limited beta release at http://cld.by - if you would like to give it a try, feel free to get in touch via the Clouduboy twitter. The whole thing is also open source — there is a lot to be done still, but if you wanted to have a look, the code is up on GitHub.
Let me know what you think below in the comments!