Ajile systems has created a game development kit that enables developers using Java MIDP technology to write games that will run on the Game Boy Advance. The kit features a Java game cartridge that plugs into the external card slot on any Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP. The cartridge includes Ajile's direct execution aJ-100 Java microprocessor, an MP3 audio player, and the memory and interface hardware to download games and MP3s (which can be listened to while games are played).
The company is also negotiating with OEMs in Asia, Europe, and North America to manufacture and merchandise consumer versions of the JAMiD cartridge.
The kit is part of a gaming initiative that also includes the building of an online game portal (currently underway) with which mobile game developers can distribute their games directly to users for free and as for-fee downloads.
The aJile JAMiD development kit, which includes J2ME/CLDC/MIDP Java Runtime, the aJile development tool chain, and JAMiD adapter boards and cables, will be available in the first week of April for $199.
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