Team VUEngine

is creating Nintendo Virtual Boy software

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Backer

$1
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Thank you for your support, you're awesome and we'll happily include your name in the credits of our upcoming games as well as other releases. You also get the backer role on Planet VB's Discord server.
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Super Backer

$5
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Everything above, plus you'll get access to exclusive content like occasional demo ROMs or development diaries. Also, you'll be on top of the line to buy upcoming CIB releases of our games, at 5% off. Higher donations equal higher priority.
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Beta Tester

$10
per month
Everything above with 15% off all our upcoming CIB releases, plus you'll get regular work-in-progress builds of our in-development games.
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$327

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About

Hello, Virtual Boy fans! We are Jorge and Chris and we love creating software and tools for the Nintendo Virtual Boy.

For more than 13 years now, we have been working on VUEngine, a versatile, object oriented Nintendo Virtual Boy game engine. It is open source and licensed under the MIT license so that anyone can use it to create amazing Virtual Boy homebrew with ease, while the engine abstracts away, and takes care of, any and all hardware management tasks.

To go with the engine, we put together VBDE ("Virtual Boy Development Environment"), an all-in-one portable Virtual Boy development environment that is as easy to set up as downloading and unpacking - no installation, no hassle. It comes with extensive sample code which can be used as a starting base for your own projects.

Over the years, we have created numerous Virtual Boy games and demos. Here's a selection of what we have done so far (also includes pre-engine games):



The two main projects we currently have in the works are:
  • "Formula V", a faaast futuristic top-down racing game. 
  • "VUEngine Studio", a Visual Studio Code extension and the de-facto successor to VBDE, which will turn VUEngine into a full development ecosystem, similar to the likes of Unity or Unreal Engine. Once it is ready for release, we plan to create development tutorials as well.

Through this campaign, we hope to raise enough monthly donations to be able to work less on our jobs and instead spend that precious time working on cool Virtual Boy stuff. It would be absolutely incredible if we were able to turn our passion into a part-time or even full-time job.

Thank you! ❤
Goals
$327.42 of $500 per month
As the next step, let's double the speed at which things progress and make that two days per week which can be spent working on the engine and games!
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