Saturday, 15 June 2013
Watchman is a ...... what ?
Well, yes, this is something really obscure and wierd again. Well, I like wierd and obscure bits of hardware.
This thing on the right is an actual "original" Watchman made by Tomy, the predecessor of the machine I'm developing for. Like most "Watches with Games" (see these guys for a ridiculously long list) these ones are single game watches - the most common one was a bowling game.
This too has the major issue that the game itself is a one shot based on the LCD - you can't do a different game with it really.
The Watchman I am going to write some games for is more like the above watch in looks - but its display is just about flexible enough to support different games. The original appears to have had four games. There is one major problem with this whole rather mad thing though, which I'll deal with next time.