PIPER, a roguelike console!

Something amazing just got to my inbox, a roguelike computer, packed with a fully playable game!

The PIPER from a side

PIPER is a PIC16F876 microcontroller single board computer, battery powered,  that can be easily programmed to run a “light” roguelike game version. Eight user buttons are provided and a graphical LCD (KS0108 driven, 128×64 pixels) is used as screen.

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Speaking seriously…why do this useless thing…My answer is clear: because it was difficult. First computer games were done with even less resources and with much more effort. Also this is my small contribution to those *true* programmers that spend hours and hours in games like rogue or Nethack.

You have been killed!

Take a look!

microcontroller single board computer, battery powered,  that can be easily programmed to run a “light” roguelike game version. Eight user buttons are provided and a graphical LCD (KS0108 driven, 128×64 pixels) is used as screen.

8 thoughts on “PIPER, a roguelike console!

  1. Well I saw GLC like this for 50$ and a custom PCB like this could cost >20$. In addition the microcontroller may cost around 10$.
    With my experience with this kind of electronic systems, up to 4 hours per PCB would be needed…
    I don’t think you could buy this for less than 100$… and with no benefit.
    Ok building them in zillions would decrease costs to nothing…but this is done one by one…

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