I've talked to many of you outside of this forum but i wanted to share the project that I have been working on for a little over a year and recently launched on kickstarter. It's a dedicated modified distro for the Pi devoted to gaming. It's a bit different as this project focuses on providing a modern interface with a few unique features. Some highlights are:
- Gaming Achievements
- Voice Chat
- Voice Control
- Friends List and Real-time Notifications
- Easy online Play
- Play Metrics
You can actually add an achievement for any game based on the values of certain memory addresses from the original RAM. This lets you throw any kind of evaluation from that value so you can easily add conditions based on things such as score, lives left, coins collected, items gathered etc. (it's game specific of course). You can chain these and add a count or time them as well to build more advanced achievements. I am aiming to build an easy interface for you to put in your own achievements and share those right in the dashboard if this all gets funded.
Here are a couple screenshots of the UI:
The UI is completely functional on the Pi without any issues and can launch any emulator or game. Virtually any USB gamepad works out of the box to control the UI as well. You can also switch between a game and the UI on the fly (and even do this via voice commands).
This will all be completely open source of course and if it all comes to life, i'd encourage people to mess with it and add more to it!
The kickstarter url is: http://kck.st/1np2uUX (or the main domain also redirects: igition.io).
I'm happy to answer any questions or take any feedback or ideas.