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Clouduboy + Project ABE

October 24, 2018 at 2:26pm

Clouduboy + Project ABE

October 24, 2018 at 2:26pm (Edited 4 years ago)
One of the pretty cool things about the Arduboy is that a rather well-written emulator exists for the device. The project is called "Project ABE", from ArdubBoy-Emulator:
Because Clouduboy compiles your code to C++ code, even if if you adhere to all the restrictions that the Clouduboy Compiler has, you might run into problems when the actual build of the binary happens, or even if you get the binary, you might run into runtime issues (e.g. run out of memory - 2.5 kilobytes is not a whole lot). For this reason testing your games on the actual hardware is an important part of releasing a game that actually works on the physical hardware.
Project ABE can make this step possible, even without a physical device - as it can emulate the full-blown output binary of Clouduboy (or any other Arduboy-targeted binaries) inside the web browser, and let you test without owning/flashing a physical device:
You can try the JSConf Asia version of "Code Invaders", the Clouduboy space invaders clone running in the emulator by visiting the below link:
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