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GameDock turns your iPhone 4+, iPad 2+, or iPod Touch 4+ into a retro videogame console. Supports two player games and HD TV output.
GameDock turns your iPhone 4+, iPad 2+, or iPod Touch 4+ into a retro videogame console. Supports two player games and HD TV output.
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70% Shipped by Next Week! And More...

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70% Shipped!

I write this sitting next to a giant pile of fully packaged GameDocks that are just waiting for shipping labels. Once they ship out, which will happen throughout the upcoming week, over 70% of all GameDock rewards will have been delivered. We are on track to have the final 30% shipped out during October as well. Phew!

Portland Retro Gaming Expo

Last year, I was able to show off a 3D-printed prototype GameDock at the PRGE. It was great to be back this year to show off the final product. I setup the demo to use a 5th generation iPod touch (with a Lightning connector) to drive home the point that a GameDock still makes for a great iCade alternative, even if the phone can't be docked.

Games!

With this project nearly over, I want folks to know there will be a renewed focus on software at Cascadia Games. While we haven't ruled out another hardware project (despite this one quite honestly nearly bankrupting the company), we are in wait-and-see mode with the iOS hardware market. 

What we can announce, however, is the newly released, fully GameDock-compatible game, Cavorite 3 has just hit the App Store!

Cavorite 3 supports full HDTV output from 4th generation iPods and iPhones as well as iPad 2 and up. All of its menus are controllable with a gamepad. It also supports the yet-to-be-released GameDock dashboard. It is the latest installment in our flagship game franchise. 

Cavorite 3 is available in the iOS App Store right here.

Next time...

Our next announcement will mostly cover the final stages of this GameDock project. We'll go over the steps taken to make sure everyone has received their reward and what kinds of support the hardware will have going into the future.

Thanks!
Chris

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    1. Nemo Pohle on October 14, 2013

      Thanks for the update, guess mine will be a nice christmas present then ;) Really interested in where you want to go with this, especially now that iOS7 has standard gamecontroller support. At the moment it seems to me that the Gamedock is a bit late to the party but maybe it could be used in a way to utilize the new IOS7 controller functionality instead of going for its own solution.