I'm very happy and excited to announce the Kickstarter campaign is up and running for our new lineup of controllers and controller adapters for the Colecovision community! You can see the project here:
Recapping previous conversations in these forums, this 30 day campaign will launch four new products:
Output to both the classic AND Flashback Colecovision consoles
$ 99.00 - "Seagull CV" controller adapter (use any Atari 2600, 7800, '82 Colecovision, Flashback Colecovision, and Sega Genesis controllers, with 12 key membrane keypad)
$149.00 - "Super Arcade Controller" (Sanwa JLF joystick with octagonal restrictor plate, 4 Suzo-Happ Pushbuttons, 12 key membrane keypad)
$199.00 - "Super Arcade Controller PLUS" (combination of "Seagull CV" and "Super Arcade Controller")
Output to USB for computer emulation
$179.00 - "Super USB - Colecovision" - (Sanwa stick, 4 Suzo-Happ Pushbuttons, 12 key membrane keypad)
This one will work when emulating any console or arcade machine, but the inclusion of the keypad and the four buttons put the focus on fans of the Colecovision. The heart of this controller will be the Ultimarc iPac2.
I am extremely grateful to William Culver and Albert Yarusso for their help, guidance, and encouragement at every step, as well as to everyone in these forums who shared advice, ideas, and constructive criticism over the last 3-4 months. We would not be at this point without you. You can see that thread here.
And you can see a complete review of the "Super Arcade Controller PLUS" prototype by Mr. Culver here.
Thanks in advance to any of you who are able to support this campaign with pledges small or large! I would also be very grateful for any help spreading the word to other classic gamers who might be interested.