As usual my absence from the forum means I’ve been up to something. ;D This time I’m taking on http://belogic.com/uzebox/index.asp with a hand-held NETMF game system. 8) http://skewworks.com/products/Game%20Slate
Unlike the Uzebox Game Slate will be able to play different games off an SD card instead of having to swap out ATMega chips or reflashing. In addition I’m creating a GUI environment to create the games code free! It has its own emulator and can run in 3 modes: GUI (which fully authors the game code for you), Barebones (where you code everything using the engine), and Hybrid (which allows you a combination of both). Several game types will be supported by the GUI and one is already complete: Classic Adventure.
To make things more interesting I’ve completely revamped http://www.skewworks.com with a new forum that allows uploading of images AND ZIP files, product reviews, commenting on blogs and linking your account with available downloads.
I’m hoping to run Game Slate on a custom system so there’s currently a donation drive going on: $35 or more gets you a free professional version of the GUI (engine and basic versions will be free).
I’ll update with videos and pictures soon, and as always I welcome feeback!