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November 14, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

GameShell is an upcoming portable LINUX game console for playing & developing retro games

GameShell Retro Game Console
Bundled with Cave Story and DOOM1, GameShell's ClockworkPI is an development board with Powerful CPU, WI-FI, PMU chip, Multimedia functions , Ultra-small size and running on embedded GNU/Linux.
GameShell Retro Game Console Just beginning it's fight to succeed on Kickstarter, GameShell is nearly funded already! I like the concept of this little device with it's Gameboy style and capability. But it goes much farther than simply playing a slew of old games. It supports emulators, including Retro Arch, and plays games from Atari, GB, GBA, NES, SNES, and more.

Some have noted the limitation of only having four buttons when it will play 16-bit games often requiring additional inputs. Two additional buttons would be nice to have.

I'm a gamer and like that aspect, but the development side is always appealing when combined within the same device. It supports programming languages like preset C, Python, LUA, and LISP. You will be able to modify games and even create new ones. The console becomes a testing box for code easily installed via the GameShell's wifi.

Check out GameShell's ClockworkPi website for more info and links to their social media. I'm excited to see how this project grows. Don't underestimate it's small size, this looks like a versatile fun console.

GameShell Retro Game Console

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