June 13, 2012

Porting the "Taipan" Game to an Arduino

 For what can only be described as an almost-masochistic challenge, asciimation are in the process of porting an Apple II version of the game "Taipan" to the Arduino platform. It certainly seems like a challenge, but with the original C code and some recoding work it can be done. By using one Freetronics board as the game board and another for taking care of the graphics using the Arduino tv-out library, progress is being made:

We look forward to following their progress, and hope that they follow up with more details in the future as the project moves forward. As you can see in the image above they're using a Freetronics Eleven - the only Arduino-Uno compatible with an onboard prototyping area:

To follow the project, and some other interesting things check out asciimation's website

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