Retro gamers that would like to build their very own DIY handheld using modular components are sure to be interested in a new Kickstarter campaign which has been launched by Clockwork for their new GameShell handheld console which has been created to redefine the retro game console and provide an open source easy to construct modular system that allows you to both enjoy games and also building electronic projects. Watch the video below to learn more about the Clockwork GameShell which is available to back with pledges starting from just $89 and delivery expected to take place during April 2018.
As well as games GameShell also supports programming languages such as preset C, Python, LUA, and LISP. You will be able to modify games and even create new ones as you wish. The development team behind the GameShell explain more about its inspiration design and features.
GameShell is the world’s first modular, portable game console with a GNU/LINUX embedded operating system. It allows you to play thousands of classic games from Atari, GB, GBA, NES, SNES and many of history’s greatest consoles. GameShell uses the powerful LINUX operating system and every game published on it will be free, open-source and modifiable. We have included two classic games – Cave Story and DOOM1 in GameShell and there will be more free games included in future.
Like many of you, we loved Game Boy, NES and other consoles. We wanted to be able to revisit those classic favorites and refresh the experience in an easy and flexible way and GameShell is designed for that. You can add emulators for all of those classic consoles, install your favorite games, and play it anytime and anywhere.
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