Arduboy VS retro8

Compare Arduboy vs retro8 and see what are their differences.

Arduboy

Core library for the Arduboy. (by Ar-zz-duboy)

retro8

PICO-8 implementation with SDL2/SDL1.2 and RetroArch back-ends (by Jakz)
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Arduboy

Posts with mentions or reviews of Arduboy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-10.

retro8

Posts with mentions or reviews of retro8. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-02-13.
  • Arduboy
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Feb 2022
  • Celeste Classic Vita Port
    3 projects | /r/vitahacks | 6 Mar 2021
    There are projects for porting the full Pico8 engine to different platforms, but as it is a closed source project the actual process is closer to making an emulator than a port. The main one I know of is Retro8, but there are a lot of others.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Arduboy and retro8 you can also consider the following projects:

fake-08 - A Pico-8 player/emulator for console homebrew

Arduboy2 - An alternative library for the Arduboy miniature game system

OpenRCT2 - An open source re-implementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 🎢

retro-book-gardens - The raycasting engine from the book "Gardens of Imagination"

yocto-8 - A (WIP) PICO-8 cartridge runner for the Raspberry Pi Pico

SoftwareRenderer - Software rendering engine with PBR. Built from scratch on C++.

ardutoids - Asteroids for the arduboy

Ardutris - Tetris emulator for the Arduboy miniature game system

ccleste-vita - Celeste Classic C source port for Vita, 3DS and PC.

libnds - C library for Nintendo DS

ctru-rs - Rust wrapper for libctru

ironds - System for developing for the Nintendo DS with Rust