Arduventure has gone Gold!
The game software is done!
We just compiled the software and sent it to the factory to begin production next week!
Getting to this point has been an amazing effort from all of the members of TEAM a.r.g. especially Gavin who has put in lots of overtime and special care in delivering the most amount of content possible in 32kb. Many tricks have been used, in fact the USB drivers have been removed from the software so you'll need to do some special button presses to install a new game on the hardware, a process that will be covered in a future update.
Production and Shipping Schedules
The plan is to start production next week and hopefully it should only take a week to finish. The PCB have been finished, and all of the plastic parts are waiting, the only thing left is programming the software and final assembly.
We are up against a tight schedule as Chinese New Year shuts down all the factories for about a month starting after about Febuary 8th.
To mitigate any issues, I'm headed to the factory in a week to oversee the final steps of production. Hope to get some nice pictures for you!
The plan will be to ship in February, so sorry it does look to be a few weeks late but it seems everything has run pretty smoothly this time. Finishing the software took longer than expected, but I think the quality is worth the wait!
Thank you so much!
This holiday season we saw overwhelming demand for the Arduboy! So much so, that we are now pretty much sold out around the whole world and scrambling to get back in stock with our distributors. Our offices have been closed this month as we are on holiday, so apologies for the lack of communication these past couple weeks!
You and other Arduboy fans are the reason this project can exist, so thank you again so much for believing and backing this campaign. Thank you even more for sharing it with your friends and helping the business continue into the future!
Please leave any comments or questions below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!