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Pinephone

Started by Armen, Nov 23, 2019, 09:11 am

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Armen

Greetings everyone! *echo*

I've ordered the pinephone "braveheart edition" phone, and I'm looking forward to messing with it, particularly to see what we can do with it gamedev wise - how hard would it be to adapt existing FOSS games to compile for ARM and display on a tiny screen? I predict fun is going to be had figuring it all out.

Anyway, just posting here hoping we'll get some discussion going about the brave new world of mobile gaming outside of walled gardens and beyond Big Brother's reach

Keanen

Welcome!

You must be from the FreeGameDev forum. ;) Sorry if the server has been acting up; Digital Ocean is sorting out some stuff in Singapore right now.

Looking at what Wikipedia says about the device, it looks like you'll essentially be dealing with a touch screen ARM Linux desktop. I'm sure you know about this:

apt show gcc-aarch64-linux-gnu
The GCC cross-compilers are pretty straightforward. I use them to make Windows builds. Anything based on SDL2 should port pretty easily. A number of other libraries should work as well, but YMMV.