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PICO-8 on an ODROID-GO Advance Black Edition

UPDATE 2021/06/30 : This whole procedure is now super simple if you go the EmuELEC way following this guide:  It's basically just to put the pico-8 in a specific folder, and any roms (unless you just use splore) in another. Last weekend I built the ODROID-GO Advance Black Edition with my daughter. (Apart from re-experiencing my childhood's Commodore 64 an Amiga games,) One of our goals was to run PICO-8 , the great little fantasy console, on it. That seemed possible, given that it shares a similar CPU to the Raspberry PIs – where it runs great. However, it was not that easy to get it up and running. Here’s what worked, but first, what didn’t… Official image First we installed the official image from HardKernel on it. But alas, no luck getting things to run properly. EmuELEC Next up was EmuELEC . There we managed to get PICO-8 to run in all it’s 8-bit glory! But! Controls didn’t work when lau

Games in the time of Corona

We can't stop playing games together even if we are confined, now, can we? But, what are our options? (Apart from spawning players within your confinement, but that tends to take 7-10 years...) This is a living post -- constantly updated. (Last update 2020-04-06.) Table of content Video conference compatible boardgames Tech Random-Writes Eurogames Party games Forever alone Solitaire games Games with official solitaire variants Games with unofficial solitaire variants Games I have played as solitaires Virtual board games Online tools Dedicated apps Unofficial web apps Play by (e)mail Video games Video games without (too much) screen Discussion Video conference compatible boardgames One of the reasons boardgames are so appealing is that it gets us away from our screens. Using video conference technologies might be the best way to play games with remote players, with the least screen nuisance. The basic idea is that one player runs the game

The 9 best(ish) games discovered in 2019

2019 was a good year boardgamewise. I played 97… things… for the first time according to BG Stats (some of them are not (even) on BoardGameGeek(!)). 9 of them are expansions, so 88 new games, then. It was difficult to cull this list down to a top 9, but here goes. (As usual this is not really my favourite nine games, but rather a kind of optimal games library of games I played in 2019. Horses for courses.) Filler games 9 of the 88 above-mentioned games were “roll and writes”/”flip and writes”/”random writes”, or what you might want to call them. Both of the games I ended up with as favourite filler games are. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Of Cardboard Sheep (@do_meeples_dream) on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:02am PST First one out is the great little Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale . This has you discovering lands for a particularly picky queen, or something. The theme is as good a fit as it gets