HUGE PocketC.H.I.P. News & IMPORTANT Shipping Updates!
With shipping slated to begin later this month (see SHIPPING UPDATES below for more info), PocketC.H.I.P. backers have yet another reason to be excited: A free full version of the PICO-8 fantasy console will ship preinstalled on every PocketC.H.I.P., adding fully-fledged game-changing game console to its list of abilities!!!
Check out the announcement video starring Tina, NTC’s preeminent gamer and engineer. (She was the #1 ranked Shadow Priest in World of Warcraft for two weeks.)
PICO-8 is a modern interpretation of the 8-bit game consoles of the 1980s. It includes hundreds of community-made games AND all of the tools to change everything about them: sprites, levels, sound effects, music, and even the source code. Budding game designers can even make their own games, right on PocketC.H.I.P.!
We've been working directly with PICO-8's creator, Joseph White of Lexaloffle Games to create an official version just for PocketC.H.I.P. called PICO-8c.
Miss out on PocketC.H.I.P.? Want to buy one for a friend? Pre-order now on the newly redesigned PocketC.H.I.P. web page! Even try out select PICO-8 games!1
Learn to Code on PocketC.H.I.P.!!!
PICO-8 is an awesome way to peek behind the game-design curtain and begin your own journey into programming. Because PICO-8 is based on the widely-used Lua programming language, skills learned while changing the games, apply directly to real-world scenarios. Combine that with the awesome step-by-step tutorials from the PICO-8 community and you'll be making your own games in no time!
So get your game ideas ready! We can't wait to see what games the C.H.I.P.ster community can make!
EMAIL > KICKSTARTER MESSAGES
There is an issue with the integration between ZenDesk, our customer service platform, and Kickstarter messages. We read and respond to every Kickstarter message, but have found that our responses through ZenDesk get lost in the ether instead of getting back to you.
We are working to resolve the issue moving forward. The best solution both long and short term is to contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, rather than using Kickstarter as a third party.
Again, for questions and support, email email@example.com.
NEW SHIPPING UPDATES!!!
Mass production is underway for PocketC.H.I.P.s, HDMI adapters, and VGA adapters! We will be shipping in batches beginning the last week of May. Some batches may not ship until early June.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In the next few weeks, we will send you an email to confirm your address. To be sure that each pledge arrives at the correct address, every backer will need to verify/update their information. Your pledge will not be able to ship unless you have verified your information. This is true even if we have already shipped you a C.H.I.P..
Stay tuned and game on!
hearts – everyone @NextThingCo (especially Naryu, Tina’s World of Warcraft character and also Joseph White of Lexaloffle Games, creator of PICO-8)