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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Thumby – The Tiny Playable Keychain

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What Is Thumby?

  • A game system the size of your thumb with a bright OLED display
  • Operational 4-way D-pad and two gameplay buttons
  • Sturdy plastic case with a built in rechargeable battery and buzzer
  • Preloaded with 5 retro games, instantly playable out of the box
  • Multiplayer support via Thumby Link cable
  • Easily programmable using MicroPython in a web browser – create your own games!

Thumby is an itty-bitty game system at the tips of your thumbs, a best friend for your keys, and an easy learning tool all-in-one. Start playing right away with preloaded games, download more games from our website and learn to program your own games.

Thumby comes fully assembled and ready to play!

Modern games have come so far in terms of graphics and, well, everything else too. With advances in hardware, we are now able to make the same gaming hardware from the late 80s into something thumb-sized and adorably tiny. It was possible to make, so we did it, and now you can play it for yourself!

Thumby comes pre-loaded with 5 retro games.  All games published for Thumby are free, open-source and ready to be edited by you!  We plan on creating many more games and will be hosting a place on our website where other Thumby users can share their own games.

As of October 1st, this project has raised $74,000 of their $15,000 goal. This project has 27 days left to raise as much as it can.  For a pledge of $19, you will get one Thumby.  For a pledge of $24, you will get one Thumby in your color choice.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kenburns/thumby-the-tiny-playable-keychain?

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