You Wanted To Make An SNES Game?

October 27, 2009

Once emulation hit PCs, and everyone’s favorite games became playable through the process of using software mimicry, avid homebrew game developers began whipping up ROM games in their basement and waiting for the day when they can physically share their technologically constrained game with the world. If you’re one of these poor bastards, you can sit up with pride. Just announced, the Quickdev16 SNES developer cartridge has just about everything you need to get your dusty old game working on the SNES console. The cartridge itself includes an Atmel AVR ATmega644 with a boot loaders, a whopping 16 megabits of SRAM, an RS232 converter, and a USB connection with which to upload your ROM.

If the above mentioned information seems alien to you, then you should move forward and let the folks who are savvy do the work. There’s always somewhere to start, though. If you’re either a veteran SNES game dev, a hobbyist, or someone who wants to take the leap and try to construct an SNES ROM, the only thing between you and that cartridge is the $120 price tag that accompanies it. Got the money? Get the card. It’s a good place to start… plus, you can always make that true Secret of Mana sequel you’ve been working on for more than a decade.

[via Engadget]

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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