It’s the question almost no one has asked: what if Lego characters could play Elite? Thanks to Twitter user @Okuboheavyind, we now know…
A recent tweet demonstrated a vide of Elite running on an Adafruit QtPu and ssd1306 128×64 OLED monitor. While not a playable version, it looks superb.
— Okuboheavyindustries (@Okuboheavyind) June 19, 2021
But, how did this happen? How did they program it?
Arduino. Graphics all done with the U8G2 library. I’ll put the code on GitHub once it’s finished. I already have a similar project up there if you’re interested in the 3D stuff. Same username as here.
— Okuboheavyindustries (@Okuboheavyind) June 20, 2021
It’s not entirely clear how a playable version of this “micro” Elite would be for a non-minifig (i.e., you or me) but the fact that the time was taken to give the Lego community some retro gaming magic should be admired. Of course, this teases the possibility of a version of Elite populated by Lego characters, or a brick-based version of the game, but we’ll let that slide for now as it’s too awesome to comprehend.
Gaming since 1984, retro gaming since 2004. Contributes to Linux Format magazine and MakeUseOf.com.