This is a bi-monthly update from the Arduboy Community. This edition features new games and developer news.
November: More Games!
While Kevin is in China putting the finishing touches on V 1.0 of the Arduboy hardware, the community has been busy creating a mountain of content. Several hundred developer kits were manufactured and released into the wild. The reaction to the developer kit from gamers, programmers, artists and well… everyone, has been amazing. In this community update a few of the games that have been released will be highlighted. Two teasers from upcoming games are shown and the last section is a collection of interesting topics that are worth reading. If you would like to add to any of the topics mentioned in this post, please feel free to join the discussion!
Never too Late for Halloween
A fun game from Roo and his daughter.
flappyhalloween, by Roo
Flappy Halloween is best categorized as a side-scrolling game. My 10yr old created the
concept, made the graphics and did the game play testing. Read full topic.
i4arduboy: The First Shmup
Great art and design, i4Arduboy re-tells a classic genre.
i4arduboy, by Yomogimaru
i4arduboy is a horizontal shmup. Control a submarine and snipe far enemies on off-screen with torpedos!
This is a porting from our windows work “i-20000.” Read full topic.
Read more in Yomogimaru’s tumblr post (japanese).
Arduboy Gets a Life
Probably not what would be considered a typical game for the Arduboy but…. Read full topic.
It’s also worth checking out MLXXXp’s guide on building your own Arduboy.
A few teasers for Arduventure have also been put out, including this clip of an item shop.
Topics of Interest
We have generated over 2k posts in the Arduboy community. Here are four worth while posts to get you started 😀
- For a few months davidperrenoud has been creating games and even making his own test unit. Even more astounding is this post on Multi-player using a Chrome app.
- Development Paths (Future Planning), from Kevin Bates.
- Can we figure the best solution to distributing games on the Arduboy? Read more.
- What would you like to see in V 2.0 of the Arduboy? Read more.