For what it’s worth, I voted colour while intentionally meaning 4-colour greyscale.
The two biggest things on my wishlist for the Arduboy are more memory and a 4-shade greyscale screen, 1 white, 1 black, 2 greys.
(Naturally SD comes after, but those three things are all I could possibly want from the Arduboy.)
PocketChip doesn’t fit in your pocket though (at least not without fear of breaking it). And it kind of stinks for gaming… and typing… and it’s hard to get one being that people are always complaining about their shipments being late. I think a color Arduboy would be more in competition with the RPI gameboys people are trying to sell.
Honestly, if the Arduboy had a couple more buttons, a color screen, stayed the same size at the cost of battery life I think it’d be my perfect handheld
If it goes colour and the likely chance of moving to ARM it would become just another quirky device not much different to the rest in an already flooded market.
For me it’s not the next great homebrew portable console but it is the next generation of lcd games that I grew up with in th 80’s before the Gameboy DMG entered the market.
It’s more or less been decided that color isn’t going to happen, at least not with anything specifically Arduboy branded. I’m interested in the color OLED, but as other people have mentioned and it’s more and more clear to me now… Arduboy has something special with the 1 bit graphics, pretty much no other system has this design aesthetic. It makes it unique and it also forces developers to think a little bit different.
Now when you see a screen shot of a 128x128 color game, you aren’t going to immediately think Arduboy. But you do if you see a 128x64 black and white one.
I’d have interest in doing a PICO8 console, but the problem is you’re basically looking at building a Pocket chip or some other linux machine until someone builds pico8 for a specific micro controller.
We’re gonna do SD card, some form of wireless mutiplayer and maybe a couple more buttons, sound… but almost certainly not touching the display.