English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Main > Retrogaming General Discussion

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 23 March 2009, 16:09   #1
girv
Reticulator of Splines
girv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 920
Send a message via ICQ to girv Send a message via AIM to girv Send a message via MSN to girv Send a message via Yahoo to girv
Thumbs up Playpower - 8 bit learning games for the developing world

Thought this might be interesting:

http://playpower.org/

"We support affordable, effective, fun learning games. We're starting with an existing $10 TV-computer as a platform for learning games in the developing world."


I've written some more about it here:

Playpower - 8 bit games for the developing world

"The Playpower Foundation is using “the world’s most inexpensive home computer” as a platform for learning games in order to improve educational access for millions of children around the world. Motivated by the availability of this radically affordable platform, their goal is to design and discover high-quality 8-bit learning games and make computer-aided learning affordable for people everywhere."
girv is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
Old 23 March 2009, 17:59   #2
discomeats
Just add brown sauce.
discomeats's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North East Englandland
Posts: 170
these things have been available via websites like www.alibaba.com for quite some time now

I've thought about trying to get hold of them (among other items) myself, but the "technical specification" for such things usually consists of shipping size and payment terms and generally not so low MOQ and I'm a bit skint
discomeats is offline  
Old 23 March 2009, 21:21   #3
Akira
Registered User

Akira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 18,304
Dont buy these things from any american or euro distributor. They markup the [price too much.

I can go to the streets here in Argentina and purchase one of these for 10 dollars.

The Powerplay people are cool in trying to motivate development for this platform but the whole idea is still a bit fresh to be excited about it, since you need some annoying method to transfer your software to a real cart.
Akira is offline  
Old 23 March 2009, 21:38   #4
AmigaFriend
Registered User
AmigaFriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: CLI
Posts: 1,464
It's interesting that they start with $10 computer, then turns to $12, then $20.


Isn't anything familiar in this photo?

http://playpower.org/blog/wp-content...the-tvcomp.jpg
AmigaFriend is offline  
Old 24 March 2009, 11:46   #5
girv
Reticulator of Splines
girv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 920
Send a message via ICQ to girv Send a message via AIM to girv Send a message via MSN to girv Send a message via Yahoo to girv
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akira View Post
The Powerplay people are cool in trying to motivate development for this platform but the whole idea is still a bit fresh to be excited about it, since you need some annoying method to transfer your software to a real cart.
Yes it's early days for them alright, I just figured I'd help a bit with the publicity
girv is offline  
Old 24 March 2009, 23:00   #6
Akira
Registered User

Akira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 18,304
Publicize the Powerplay initiative but not the distributors selling these machines for 50, is what I say.

Hopefully we will not so far away have a hackable computer a-la-C64DTV but based on the Nintendo Famicom. That would be awesome.
Akira is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Developing a versus fighter for the OCS CMA Death Adder Coders. General 41 15 April 2011 17:16
Suggestions for learning pmc Coders. Tutorials 248 20 October 2010 22:42
K-202, the first 16-bit computer in the world? Shoonay Nostalgia & memories 16 16 March 2009 11:58
Learning assembler bLAZER Coders. General 1 12 May 2007 06:00
Who are developing games for Amiga platform at the moment? oldpx Amiga scene 65 06 October 2002 18:41

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:43.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Page generated in 0.18932 seconds with 11 queries