So I have 2 bits of news to share:
1) I have earmarked the 2nd weekend of April, the 13/14th to launch my new Kickstarter.
2) It is highly likely I will be offering an innovative recoil solution as an optional extra.
So this weekend I completed the testing of the PCB and all functionality is fully working on the PC and the Raspberry Pi. This is a production ready version. It has all the functionality shown on the prototype videos in that it has 2 assignable action buttons on each side plus an assignable trigger and pump action input. In addition it has a small cluster of up/down/left/right buttons to use for menu navigation although they can be assigned to whatever you like.
Completing the PCB testing was the only outstanding blocker to being able to confirm a Kickstarter launch date. I feel a month should be enough time to create the required content so I am planning for the second weekend of April.
Additionally I have been testing an optional recoil version of the Sinden Lightgun. It has been overwhelmingly fed back to me that it is the option people would most like to see, so I have been working hard to make it happen but not as a risk to delivering the main project. Closer to the time of the Kickstarter launch I will be showing a demonstration video of the innovative recoil solution so you all know what to expect and to decide if you would like to add it as an option.
I’ve also promised a detailed performance video of the Sinden Lightgun. I love doing the Raspberry Pi videos but for a lot of people the sluggish Raspberry Pi emulator performance can give the wrong impression of the Sinden Lightgun performance. So I also plan to release more PC examples over the next few weeks to really make it clear what excellent performance you can get from the Sinden Lightgun.
Here are my 2 most recent videos:
Fright Fear Land – Arcade Dump on PC – Such a fun game and runs great:
House Of The Dead 2 – Raspberry Pi – Yes it needs some work but this is the actual Sega Naomi Arcade version of House Of The Dead 2 emulated on the Raspberry Pi – Amazing:
Thank you everyone for your patience and your support with the project.
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