The nD - New indie game development console

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Jul 16, 2011
  1. WiiUBricker
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    I really don't get why a site like gbatemp lacks information about this new device. You all remember Robert Pelloni and his Bob's Game? Since Nintendo doesn't want to license his game, he made a team with other developers, that are planning to release a linux based handheld device, featuring a 320x240 screen, 200-400 Mhz CPU, the full version of bob's game preloaded, an SDK and a game store. According to this video it will only cost 20 bucks.

    And no, this is not fake and the guy don't just want attention, he is serious. Here is proof that this device exists:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyKgaeTNZOc&[/youtube]​

    Currently they are gathering funds for mass production and you can directly order from their site when the device becomes available.

    More information, a forum, a wiki and latest news can be found here.
     


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    What i am wondering is, can any random person make a game on it?
    If so, i might get it to make some little fun games.
     
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    Go Go, Robert Pelloni! I trusted you all along!

    I'm SO buying an nD [​IMG]
     
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    I checked their website and it seems that anyone can download the SDK [​IMG]
    I doubt it will be sold in Australia though..
     
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    Shittiest design I've ever saw for a console...
     
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    20 bucks.. I'll buy it. [​IMG]
     
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    I wonder if this thread will be moved to the EOF again.
     
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    if they got a better design, maybe, just maybe.
     
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    This is still no proof that the console is real. The console was never shown in the video, only the screen. And for all we know that could just be a DS, a GBA, a Dingoo, whatever. The statement remains.. Pics or didn't happen.
     
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    It's a nice concept, though. To have a completely open system would make any open source supporter cream their pants, including my own. You'd have more room for gaming, and less room for all that pointless stuff companies are adding to their portables, like browsers and mini-games.
     
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    LOL Bob's Game. Can't believe it happened years ago, I'm recalling fond (and not so fond) memories, including this silly GIF I made back then:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Yes it is a nice concept, and if it is real I'll be among the first to buy it, but that's no reason to not be skeptical.
     
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    You can just order it online on their website, no?
     
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    I would like some spex.
     
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    Poor GBAtemp, so misunderstood. [​IMG]
    http://gbatemp.net/t281716-bob-s-game-the-nd
    http://gbatemp.net/t299022-the-nd-game-console
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=296...p;#entry3705518
    And now this thread [​IMG]

    I hope this thing comes out, but the guy behind the project is a little unstable. [​IMG]
     
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    I am still betting this will just be another "Bob's Game" and never come out.
     
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    No RAM specifications? [​IMG]
    Its actually more powerful then the DS and cheaper...
    I think I'll get it...
     
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    He says the system is marketed for kids (ie colorful plastic used on system) and yet it's "Killer App" is Bob's Game, a satiric, cynical commentary on the game industry.

    He thinks kids like that? Sounds like he needs marketing lessons before he goes to the big leagues of mass retail, lol. (not that he would listen [​IMG] )

    Bob should just make the system black and sell it to us nerds online. I'd buy one.
     
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    Hasn't he figured out that Bob's Game was a doomed project from the moment that he released the first DS demo?

    People played it, saw how boring and unexceptional it was, and all media sites that were following the Bob's Game viral marketing quickly dropped the story entirely.

    Can't even design a cheap game's system worth half a shit, the actual physical model looks like a joke and the user interface is just plain ugly.

    I'll stick to GP2X systems for Linux, others will stick to Dingoo. They actually have something, support.

    Kids aren't going to like playing a knock-off of tetris that's unreasonably difficult because of irregular block shapes, a shaking screen, and I think I even recall the screen flashing horribly.
     

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