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The PocketArcade is a new, smaller way to relive the golden age of video games with a redesigned case that easily slips into your pocket!
. Based on the TinyArcade Originally launched on Kickstarter!
The Pocket Arcade lets you experience many retro type games which can be downloaded completely free from our site or any number of others that create games for the Tiny Arcade. You can also play videos on the Pocket Arcade at 30 FPS with audio.
The Pocket Arcade is based around TinyCircuits, a modular Arduino compatible platform the size of a quarter which stack together like electronic LEGOs. There is a directional pad and two push buttons for playing the games, a built in speaker for playing audio, a Lithium battery, built in USB for charging (and reprogramming), and a microSD expansion slot.
Even though the Pocket Arcade is built around the Arduino platform - don't worry if you're not a programmer, there is no need to download any special software or do any soldering with the Pocket Arcade, you can use it without any special knowledge.
microSD Game Expansion
The Pocket Arcade can load games on the fly off a microSD card, a menu is provided at power up that shows a preview of all of the games available on the microSD card, choose one and it gets loaded in a second and you're playing away. No need to reprogram the Tiny Arcade over USB.
You can get a preloaded microSD card with the current games and some videos here.
Watch videos and movies on your Pocket Arcade. Convert any MP4 movie using a free utility to the TinyScreen format, put them on a microSD card, plug in and watch your videos (with sound!).
The Pocket Arcade is simple to put together - there is no soldering needed, or any special tools. Everything fits together with no glue needed. It only takes about 10 minutes to assemble a Pocket Arcade. Check out the assembly instructions here.
The Kit Includes:
The Pocket Arcade is only as good as the games it supports, and out of the box there are plenty to get you going. Like Flappy Birds, Tiny Invaders (by Eike Decker), Asteroids, Tiny Outrun (by Jon Wingrove). And being open source, we look forward to community members developing and releasing their own games as well.
View all the current games here.
Download all the current games in one zip file here.