Technology Will Save Us aims to teach video game programming to the masses.

Have you ever thought up a brilliant video game concept, only to be crushed by the realization that you don’t actually have the knowledge or resources to make it? Now you can!

With a just few parts and a quick intro to programming, pretty much anyone could be on their way to making his or her own handheld console and a game to go with it. At least that’s the goal of the DIY Gamer kit by Technology Will Save Us. Depending on skill level, users can solder together the console — whose design harks back to the blocky ones of decades past — in about two hours using instructions on TWSU’s website. Then they’ll learn to program a game using Arduino (a single-board micro-controller) and the company’s own custom software library, and voila! Custom game.

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