Scotland has proven itself a pioneer once more. Cobra in Dundee made history yesterday by releasing the first commercially available software for the astounding Raspberry Pi computer.
The company’s critically acclaimed Storm In A Teacup title joined popular free software applications on the Pi Store, such as Libre Office and Asterisk, as well as freely available games including FreeCiv and OpenTTD.
Priced at £1.99, the game is available NOW to Raspberry Pi owners…If you’re not familiar with the Raspberry Pi, it’s a revolutionary new credit card sized computer, created in the UK to promote, support and encourage computing and computer science in schools. It’s priced at around £25, making it the cheapest (if not the simplest) way to teach your kids invaluable programming skills.
The Raspberry Pi provides a basic number of input and output devices as well as space for SD card storage, allowing users to plug in a keyboard, mouse monitor as well as other devices. Running a variety of Linux distributions, the Raspberry Pi has already experienced a large uptake and enthusiastic response from game developers.
Cobra however is first out of the gate, with what is arguably their most kid-friendly title.
Championed by computer games legend David Braben, visitors to the 2011 Dare to be Digital event in Dundee were privileged to see an early prototype of the Pi before it hit the market.