I’m a guy who loves programming, and loved a lot to make games on my casio calculator (which accepted DOS executables using 80186 asm/c/c++ via some amazing hack on a 128x64 pixels monochrome screen). I’ve made a lot of more or less working games by then, under the name of x-thunder28, back to around 2002, simcity clone, arcarde game, worms-like, etc.
I’m really upset to have miss the Pokitto kickstarter. It went totally under my radar.
I feel like it’s the device I always wanted to replace my dear calc! Programming game on a PC with “infinite” resources isn’t the same thrill for sure. I definitely want to experience this fun again. Fantasy consoles don’t have the hardware feeling at all. Lots of portable devices have so much CPU/GPU power and ram that they’re used to emulate stuff and that’s not acceptable for me. So yeah! 32KB of RAM, simple API, few buttons, low res, the only missing thing would be a 16bits proc ahah but I don’t mind a 32bits one. One of the best part is that I can add any missing buttons if I need any. And this community seems very lively and involved, I’ve been missing that for years…
Anyway I can’t wait to get my hand on one or two of those devices, and in the meanwhile, I’ll get myself familiar with the API and start experimenting stuff using the simulator!
If there is any way to get one or two I’m all ears also I think I might help beginners for C/C++ matters too