After the revival of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum we now seeing another old home computer buddy return – with your support that is.

A British company started an Indiegogo campaign today to bring one of the bestselling (Home) computers back to life!

I spend countless hours on that thing as a kid, and one way I survived school and homework to give me a nice gaming treat.

What I really like about this campaign is it’s handheld cousin.

THE64 Handheld

THE 64 is an exciting and respectful re-imagining of the original home computer, the Commodore 64. Developed using the latest (old) technology, the highly passionate team behind THE 64 is excited to bring you not only a classic desktop version of THE 64 but also a brand new handheld version meaning classic gaming, on the go!

Launched on crowdfunding website Indiegogo today, fans from across the world are being invited to back this campaign to bring to life THE 64 computer.

As well as a chance to get their hands on THE 64 computer or handheld version, there is also an exciting range of other THE 64 campaign backers perks, including: signed limited edition concept art, originals, posters, limited edition chrome computers, and even getting your name on the PCB alongside the team!

THE 64 team is led by Darren Melbourne, a world-class software and hardware engineer with over 30 years’ experience. The team aims to have the desktop version of The 64 ready to ship by December this year (2016), with the cute handheld to follow in early 2017.

For more information head over to the campaign page on Indiegogo or their Website www.the64.computer .

It’s certainly an promissing project, and we’ll be keepingCompetition Pro an
eye on this, so we can dig out and make use of our old Competition Pro joysticks again.

 

 

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