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Who wants to win $1000 cash and get a FREE game console?


#1

Do you think RETRO style games are awesome? WE DO TOO, which is one of the reasons we created the “RETRO Game Contest”! Using the RETRO game console that we designed around the mBuino platform on mbed, we are calling on all gaming enthusiast. To show our enthusiasm we are putting up cash for the top 3 games created for the RETRO game console. Prizes are as follows:

$1,000 USD Cash plus 10 products from OutrageousCircuits.com - First Prize
$500 USD Cash plus 5 products from OutrageousCircuits.com - Second Prize
$250 USD Cash plus 2 products from OutrageousCircuits.com - Third Prize

Not just that, if you show us your skills in programming we will ship a RETRO right to you to create the game and to keep for free. There is a limited quantity on the available free RETROs, these will ship based on a first come/ first serve basis. If you were not one of the lucky ones to receive the free RETRO, you can still enter the contest if you own a RETRO.

Now that we have your attention, we will tell you how to enter. Simply go to the registration page, http://www.outrageouscircuits.com/contest , fill out your contact information and tell us why you think you should receive a free console.

RETRO technical details: http://developer.mbed.org/teams/Outrageous-Circuits/wiki/RETRO_Game_Console
The contest registration and complete rules: http://www.outrageouscircuits.com/contest
The Outrageous Circuits forum: https://www.ghielectronics.com/community/forum/board?id=31
mBuino Platform: http://developer.mbed.org/platforms/Outrageous-Circuits-mBuino/
mbed: http://mbed.org/


#2

@ Gary - Are we supposed to describe our idea somewhere? The only question in the registration is about prior experience. Everything else looks like its for later entries. Am I missing something?


#3

@ ianlee74 - You enter it in the same box as you enter your experience and examples. We added another sentence to the page to clarify.


#4

So, is there anyway to edit an entry already submitted? I didn’t list anything about what I propose to create.


#5

Same here. :frowning:


#6

@ ianlee74 @ devhammer - you can submit multiple registrations, so enter again with all the information and we will disregard the entries that are missing things. However, multiple entries will not get you multiple consoles. ;D


#7

But finding your bugs gets us extra credit, right? :wink:


#8

Bugs? Tread carefully my friend :whistle: lol


#9

@ ianlee74 - I will have to direct message you my response to that. 8)


#10

@ Gary -

Sounds interesting!


#11

I am definitely going to apply, i was just wondering though. where can i find specs and other info to actually see what this thing is capable of. so i can think of games to make with it.


#12

@ Precious Roy - http://developer.mbed.org/teams/Outrageous-Circuits/wiki/RETRO_Game_Console


#13

Yea found that page, i was thinking more of info like screen size cpu speed memory and any other related things that would usually go with specs.
something like you have here https://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/473 under specs.


#14

@ Precious Roy - It is the same MCU that is used on mBuino.


#15

Ah ok thanks. i also found screen size ;}

static const unsigned int WIDTH = 160;
static const unsigned int HEIGHT = 128;

Hmm cool it seems this “console” is almost 3x faster than the gamboy advanced with almost the same size in pixels screen. but a little less on memory.

it will be interesting to see what people make? just wondering will we be able to see what other people will make? during or when the contest is over ?


#16

I am sure we will see what people will make with it.
Btw this is the same display what is used on RETRO:

https://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/425


#17

@ Precious Roy - It depends on when they make their code public on mbed. Keep in mind you can enter more than one game! ;D


#18

does that mean you can win firs second and third prize if you hand in the best 3 games? or is it one prize a person. its not like it is going to happen but still just wondering ;}

Edit: Am i correct in assuming that it runs off of usb power?


#19

@ Precious Roy - That is a good question, which we haven’t thought about. We agree with you that it is highly unlikely so let’s cross that bridge when we get there. ;D


#20

It doesn’t have to, we expose some signals beneath the screen.