Gaming with the ESP8266

01/17/20

Last modified on 01/17/20

Categories: Microcontrollers Gaming Tags: ESP

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I was investigating handheld game systems on microcontrollers when I discovered RomanS’ ESPBoy and corax89’s ESP8266 game engine (game library) and the espico game engine.

In addition to these, the ESP8266 is capable of emulating ZX Spectrum and Chip8/Superchip. You can port Arduboy thanks to hartmann1301’s Arduboy2 fork, cheungbx’s esp8266_arduboy2 and edgarborja’s Arduboy2ESP library. Finally, there is MicroPython.

The most interesting to me is corax90’s library. Having a small library of modifiable games is what drew me to Arduboy previously, I don’t necessarily intend to develop my own games but it is very helpful to be able to modify existing ones.

http://community.espboy.com/
https://github.com/tonym128/ESP8266GameOn
https://github.com/corax89/esp8266_game_engine
https://hackaday.com/2019/03/11/esp8266-gets-its-game-on-with-open-source-engine/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19364015
https://www.reddit.com/r/arduino/comments/emnlpl/diy_handheld_console_using_an_esp8266/
https://community.arduboy.com/t/espboy-edu-esp8266-based-arduboy-like-gadget-with-wifi/7501
https://hackaday.io/project/164830-espboy-games-iot-stem-for-education-fun
https://github.com/Duhjoker/GameR-Iot_ESP
https://community.arduboy.com/t/esp8266-arduboy/8106
https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=GVg4Ar-J3tM (with ESPert)
https://hackaday.io/project/165405-gamergorl
https://hackaday.com/2019/05/16/building-an-esp8266-game-system-with-micropython/
https://github.com/cheungbx/ESP8266_spi_micropython_games