London-based Creoqode’s handheld game console designed to let you play… and develop retro-style games. It’s called the Creoqode 2048 and it gets its name from the unusual display, which is made from 2048 individual LED light bulbs.

The system is designed as a DIY, open source game console that allows you to develop games using a Mac or PC thanks to a series of tutorials and booklets aimed at both experienced developers and folks with no programming experience.

Creoqode is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the project, and you can reserve a unit for a pledge of £99 ($146) or more.

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The display has an effective resolution of 64 x 32 pixels… but those pixels are a lot larger than the ones on your phone or laptop.

It’s powered by an Atmega 2560 R3 processor and the board supports third-party sensors. You can program it using Arduino IDE software. And after the 2048 starts shipping, Creoqode plans to launch a “Qode Share” community where users can share or sell games or other software they’ve developed for the platform.

Creoqode will offer DIY (do-it-yourself) kits for folks that want to assemble their own 2048 device from its component parts as well as RTG (ready-to-go) versions that come pre-assembled.

via Geeky Gadgets

 

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