I’ve made a lot of progress recently, and can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
It was a hit. I was really interested to watch how our friends, parents, and kids interacted with it. It needs to be iPad-simple to use. After watching for some time, it was clear that it’s not there yet. I had software tweaks to make (more on that in my next post), and interface changes to make as well.
The biggest pain point was confusion on how to launch a game (pressing Player 1) and exit a game (pressing Player 1 and Player 2 at the same time). To remedy this, I added a dedicated Start/Stop button at the top left of the control panel.
I added two buttons next to the 4-way joystick for use in older games like Galaga, Super Mario Bros., etc.