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GameShells is a modular handheld console that allows you to play & modify retro games and DIY new devices.
GameShell is a modular handheld console that allows you to play & modify retro games and DIY new devices.
GameShell is a modular handheld console that allows you to play & modify retro games and DIY new devices.
2,620 backers pledged $290,429 to help bring this project to life.

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GameShell, Open Source Retro Gaming & STEM Portable Console

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GameShell is the world's first modular, portable game console with a GNU/LINUX embedded operating system. It allows you to play thousands of classic games from Atari, GB, GBA, NES, SNES and many of history’s greatest consoles.

  • Free Independent Games

GameShell uses the powerful LINUX operating system and every game published on it will be free, open-source and modifiable. We have included one classic game - Cave Story in GameShell and there will be more free games included in future.

  • Create Your Own Games & Mods

GameShell supports programming languages like preset C, Python, Lua, and LISP. You will be able to modify games and even create new ones as you wish.

 

   

    

               

    

We understand the frustration when building a work platform using Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other development boards. Usually it takes hours to set up before you can really start your work but with the easy to assemble GameShell components, that problem is solved.     

 

    
                                                          Compare clockwork Pi and Raspberry Pi

With the capacity of clockwork Pi, there are many creative ways you can modify and develop, such as creating a DIY wireless speaker, programming a remote to control devices, or making smart toys that interact with Lego blocks.              

Arduino programming with the keypad module
Arduino programming with the keypad module

     

    

 

 

Assembly Kit Design
Assembly Kit Design

 

Shell options
Shell options

 

  

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

      

    

Risks and challenges

With our years of experience in the design and manufacturing fields, we are very confident with our process and production schedule for GameShell.

However, we also know that hidden obstacles and challenges often occur. If something does go wrong, we promise to keep our backers updated and informed about any issues and about the way in which we are solving them.

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    Thank You

    Your help, at any level, helps us get one step closer! Plus we'll keep you in the loop so you'll receive all updates, and your name will be included in GameShell system code.

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    Super Early Bird

    Get One GameShell with the best price before anybody else. This reward also includes one clockwork T-Shirt of good quality and one Logo Sticker to bring you more fun! Front shell color: White. Rear shell color: Grey.

    Save $50 off planned retail of $139

    Includes:
    • GameShell
    • Micro SD card with OS & games
    • Clockwork T-shirt
    • Logo Sticker
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    Super Early Bird - Special

    Get One GameShell with more color options at the lowest price.
    There are 3 colors available for the front shell: White, Yellow, and Red, and 3 colors for the rear shell: Grey, Orange, and Blue.

    Save $50 off planned retail of $149

    Includes:
    • GameShell
    • Micro SD card with OS & games
    • Clockwork T-shirt
    • Logo Sticker
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    Player Super Early Bird

    Get One GameShell with more front shell color options, a Lego-compatible rear shell and a Lightkey module at the great price.
    There are 3 colors available for the front shell: White, Yellow, and Red.

    Includes:
    • GameShell
    • Lego-compatible rear shell

    • Lightkey module
    • Micro SD card with OS & games
    • Logo Sticker
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    Early Bird

    Get One GameShell and Logo Sticker to play your favorite retro games. Front shell color: White. Rear shell color: Grey

    Save $30 off planned retail of $139

    Includes:
    • GameShell
    • Micro SD card with OS & games
    • Logo Sticker
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    Player Super Early Bird - Special

    Get One GameShell with more color options of front and rear shell, a Lego-compatible rear shell and a Lightkey module for a great price.
    There are 3 colors available for the front shell: White, Yellow, and Red, and 3 colors for the rear shell: Grey, Orange, and Blue.

    Includes:
    • GameShell
    • Lego-compatible rear shell

    • Lightkey module
    • Micro SD card with OS & games
    • Logo Sticker
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    Pledge US$ 119 or more About US$ 119

    Early Bird - Special

    Get One GameShell with more color options for a great price.
    There are 3 colors available for the front shell: White, Yellow, and Red, and 3 colors for the rear shell: Grey, Orange, and Blue.

    Save $30 off planned retail of $149

    Includes:
    • GameShell
    • Micro SD card with OS & games
    • Logo Sticker
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    Early Bird - Two

    Get Two GameShell to play games with your friends and family. Front shell color: White. Rear shell color: Grey.

    Save $79 off planned retail of $278

    Includes:
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    • Micro SD card with OS & games
    • Logo Sticker
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    Super Early Bird - Ten Pack

    We highly appreciate your big love to GameShell! 10 GameShells and 10 Logo Stickers will allow you and many others to explore the excitement of video games and DIY.

    Just Stay on and start playing!

    Save $500 off planned retail of $1390

    Includes:
    • 10× GameShell
    • 10× Micro SD card with OS & games
    • 10× Logo Sticker
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