It was only a few days ago that we reported the Kickstarter campaign to help fund the initial hardware run for the GCW-Zero open source handheld game system was worryingly close to not meeting its goal. Going was slow at first, but thanks to a last minute outpouring of support from gamers and open source lovers alike, the GCW-Zero campaign has managed to nearly double its original goal of $130,000.
As is becoming customary with Kickstarter campaigns, the GCW-Zero team setup several “Stretch Goals” which would add additional items to each Backer’s system. At the time of this writing (with only 2 hours left on the campaign), they’ve managed to raise enough money to complete 4 of their 5 stretch goals.
All of the GCW-Zero systems purchased through the Kickstarter campaign will now come with:
- USB OTG Adapter
- Mini-HDMI Cable
- GCW Carrying Pouch
- Screen Protector
The fifth, and as yet unclaimed, Stretch Goal will add a 16 GB Class 10 MicroSDHC to each system.
Congratulations to the entire GCW-Zero team, and we can’t wait to see what the community will be able to do with this system once it starts shipping out to Backers.