January 27th, 2013, 21:37 Posted By: wraggster
GCW-Zero the Open Source Gaming Handheld project on Kickstarter has now reached 200,000 Dollars with over a day left at this time, awesome news for the team and for us the Homebrew Community:
heres their latest post:
Thanks for your amazing support so far! With just under 48 hours remaining in our Kickstarter, we have a few exciting announcements for our backers! As you may already be aware, every Zero that ships will come pre-loaded with a selection of open-source and indie games hand picked by our team, and with the blessing of their authors. It's important to us that the Zero is fun right out of the box, and so today we're ready to officially add an exciting new name to the list of games that will come pre-installed on your new Zero.
Powder 117 using Akoi Meexx tileset (CC3.0-BY)
Some of you may have played POWDER, the excellent open-source rogue-like on other platforms. Originally created as a part of the GameBoy Advance home-brew scene, POWDER is the refined product of ten years of development, and its popularity has encouraged it to be ported to a wide variety of operating systems and devices. If you haven't played POWDER, it's a terrific hardcore roguelike in the tradition of games like Nethack, Crawl, Diablo (I & II), Moria, and Angband. It is a deep tactical experience, and it features a randomized dungeon each time you play.For a great description of POWDER, check out the developer's website at http://www.zincland.com/powder/
We have POWDER running on the Zero, and we are proud to have the developer's blessing to deliver it as a pre-installed game on the Zero. We think you'll love it.
POWDER joins Sqrxz3, Dink Smallwood, Puzzletube, SameGoo, Worship Vector, Spout, Astrolander, Blockrage, Biniax2, and Heroes on our current list of pre-loaded titles. Many other games will also be available at launch as easy-to-install downloads.
We also want to announce the first episode of our new video series, GCW Spotlight on Games. This is the first episode in what we hope will be an ongoing series of short videos, each shining the spotlight on an open source or indie game running on the Zero. In this first episode, we spotlight eduke32, the fantastic port of the Duke Nukem 3D engine. It features analog control, online multiplayer, and great performance on the Zero. It even supports mods! We hope you enjoy it. Hail to the King, Baby!
For more information and downloads, click here!
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