The 2016 Uzebox Code Challenge has ended with the release of 5 great new games! Be sure to check out the forum post for all results and new roms to play on your console!
Simmone and Andrew are launching a Kickstarter for their new project: the Uzebox DTV (Direct to TV)! It takes a Uzebox and squeezes it into a SNES controller that plugs directly into your TV! All you need to supply are a microSD card and a 5V power supply (any modern phone charger should work). It comes all assembled and ready to go. Head over to Kickstarter to grab one!! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/simmonespring/uzebox-dtv-retro-gaming-goodness-in-the-palm-of-yo
The Uzebox community is officially launching its 3rd game coding contest! We aim to stir interest in peoples to realize games and ideas sleeping idle in a corner of their brain. The contest will offer prizes in hardware and cold hard cash. Check out the following link for rules and all details. http://uzebox.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2336
SpacebarArcade released his first game for the Uzebox JAMMA! As you may recall the Uzebox JAMMA is a special version to be used in arcade machines. The game is kind of a cross between a top down racing game and an endless runner. It is vertically oriented and is actually playable in a real arcade!
Code here: https://github.com/spacebararcade/SmokeyAndTheBandit
Details here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set … 811&type=1
More details here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set … 811&type=1
On the testbench: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB2kLF4LBSU
In the cabinet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iShyuUyFLrM
James Elliott (aka Kivan117) has officially released his first game, Ghosty Ghost! It’s the epic tale of a brand new ghost who’s just learning to fly… or something like that. Simple, yet familiar, and addictive gameplay. Avoid the obstacles to get as far as you can and beat the top score! The forums post, roms and sources are here and the wiki entry is here.
It’s been in the works for quite some time, but it’s finally released: the Uzebox keyboard! The interface, which uses only a AtTiny25, allows you to connect any PS/2 keyboard to the player 2 SNES port. It’s so small in fact you can embed it directly in the keyboard. Basic and CP/M are on the horizon! All the info is available on the wiki page.
Kerby just released his second game named Babylon Tower! Babylon Tower is a puzzle game where the goal is to line up colored balls 5 in a row either horizontally or vertically. All balls are inside movable rings that can rotate on 1 axis. There is an additional ring with a cutaway that can be used to move a ball from one column to the next. The forums post and ROMS are here and the wiki page is here.
Lee Weber (aka D3thAdd3r) officially released his latest game! Frog Feast is a simple game where you control frogs intent on eating flies. The frog with the highest score at the end of the round wins. Loosely based upon the Atari 2600 classic Frogs & Flies, the game features two players game play, stomping, AI opponent, the Konami code and much more. Be sure to play it with a friend! The forum post and ROMS are here, the wiki page is here and the game manual is here.