Parabola Gaming Project

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1 What is Parabola Gaming Project

Parabola Gaming Project is a project focussed to make professional fully Free as in freedom video games, consoles and handhelds and arcade cabinets based on 1980s and 1990s decades.

1.1 Hardware

In first instance, we would make a handheld game console addition called Parabola Pocket for the Libre Tea Computer Card since it is a RYF-seeking hardware with Parabola GNU/Linux-libre pre-installed.

Name Hardware type Developer(s) Status Date
Crowdfunding Release Crowdfunding Release
Parabola Pocket Handheld game console addition for the Libre Tea Computer Card Parabola Game Development Team In progress [1] - TBA TBA
Yes = Ready
In progress = Under development
TBA = To be announced
No = Cancelled

1.2 Software

We will use Lua, which is a powerful lightweight programming language designed for extending applications and LÖVE as framework to make our 2D games in Lua.

1.2.1 List of Parabola Pocket games

This is a list of games for the Parabola Pocket:

Title Genre(s) Developer(s) Status Date
Crowdfunding Release Crowdfunding Release
GNU & Bola Brawlers Beat 'em up Parabola Game Development Team In progress [2] - TBA TBA
GNU & Bola Adventure Platformer Parabola Game Development Team - - TBA TBA
Bola Racing Kart racing Parabola Game Development Team - - TBA TBA
Andrew The Hero Boxing Parabola Game Development Team - - TBA TBA
gNew Fighters Fighting Parabola Game Development Team - - TBA TBA
GNU Flight Club Amateur flight simulation Parabola Game Development Team - - TBA TBA
Libre Dancing Station Rhythm Parabola Game Development Team - - TBA TBA
Yes = Ready
In progress = Under development
TBA = To be announced
No = Cancelled

2 Crowdfunding campaign

Since money is needed for video advertisement, game development and hardware design, Crowd Supply was chosen because is a FSF-endorsed crowdfunding platform.

Note: 5% of total money raised in this campaign will be donated to the Parabola project

3 Tasks to do

  • Study programming/shading languages, frameworks and applications in advanced level to make professional games:
  • Make video advertisement for our crowdfunding campaign. -> IN PROGRESS
  • Make storyboard. -> IN PROGRESS
  • Make GNU and Bola sprites -> IN PROGRESS
  • Make more sprites for extra characters, scenes and objects. -> IN PROGRESS
  • Adapt Maister NTSC shaders to LÖVE Shader Language.
  • Make or get jingles, tracks musics. -> IN PROGRESS
  • Create "Parabola Gaming Edition" adapted and focussed to play our games.
  • Create a graphical front-end with controller navigation based on EmulationStation or Attract-Mode.
  • Study EOMA68 PCB, schematics and Mini Engineering Board. -> IN PROGRESS
  • Study ZEOMA PCB and schematics.
  • Follow community ideas from Rhombus Tech. -> DONE

4 Git projects

5 External links