Did this ever happen?
Not sure how far this project has come, or what has come of this, however I have a thought.
My idea would be to have the skilled programmers, create a short interactive experience that could run on a original gameboy. I am not talking anything to complex. It would be awesome to put a cart into a gameboy, and then see a tribute to Gumpei appear on the handheld.
One could create a custom cart label to go with it, maybe somebody could respray the cart gold/silver and re-spray a gameboy to match.
Im sure there are some really talented programmers on here, this approach could have a more original and successfull outcome, over a bust approach.
I realise there could be a lot of work involved here. I thought I would throw this out there as an idea.
Last edited by redstar_dan; 12-24-2010 at 08:19 AM.
Give it a go yourself, a simple text tribute should be within reach of anyone persistent enough, regardless of programming ability, even if it's just messing around with a "hello world" code example.
Wow thanks! I will have a good look at the content from those links over the next few days, see If I can come up with something. Cheers!
No sure if this is any use, but here's a photo from a French biography of the man when he was younger:
The biography itself might be useful as well:
I wonder if it's available in English as well? It looks like a good read.
Gumpei rocking the pompadour and Elvis side burns, so awesome!
I hate festivals, because they remind me of the bad things I experienced on island camps... -WDK-
Anyone know about silicon molds?
I think it'd be cool to make a plaque look like the game boy, and then have his face put on the screen.
Go pump iron with your boyfriends at the gym, I'd rather play my video games anyways.
I did a report about him I believe a year ago for my game dev class.
It would look much nicer as a gameboy with a picture of Gunbpei Yokoi on the screen, not sat on top like a GameBoy Camera.
If you wanted to take it to the next level you could make a ROM as a photo gallery or something and flash it to a cart and have it displayed on a real GameBoy. Maybe even bronze said GameBoy.
IMO the best way to remember them is not via plaque etc, but buy continuing to buy and enjoy their products.
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Anyone in Japan able to get his book?