Yesterday we featured the new Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games console that has been created as a prototype to enable gamers to play retro ZX Spectrum titles, using a console that is styled on the 1980’s ZX Spectrum personal computer created by Clive Sinclair.
The campaign launched on Indiegogo yesterday looking to raise £100,000 in funding to produce the first 1,000 ZX Spectrum Vega consoles and get them into the hands of retro gamers worldwide. In just one day the £100,000 pledge goal has already been met and surpassed with still 59 days left of the campaign to run.
For £100 you will be able to get your hands on one of the limited edition Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega consoles that are being produced in a first run of 1,000 units.
“The Vega has been developed by Chris Smith, a former ZX Spectrum games developer who is the world’s leading expert on Sinclair Spectrum technology and author of the definitive technical book “The ZX Spectrum ULA: How to design a microcomputer.
Retro Computers Ltd is making arrangements with the owners of the software rights to Spectrum games to donate a combined software royalty to a charity – Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. The company’s Chairman, Dr David Levy, had his life saved by the hospital when he was diagnosed with meningitis as a 3-year-old.
This Indiegogo campaign is to raise funds to manufacture the first 1,000 units of the Vega within the UK and to prepare us for the second production run.”
For more information on the new ZX Spectrum Vega games console jump over to the Indiegogo website for details via the link below.