OpenEmu Emulates Gaming in the 90s

Before iPads and iPhones, there were the 90s. And in those 90s were a load of wacky gizmos for gaming on the go like GameBoys and GameGears. Soon though, you’ll be able to pretend to have your very own 90s experience from your very own Mac, thanks to OpenEmu, due to launch soon.

OpenEmu aims to “bring game emulation to OS X as a first class citizen, leveraging modern OS X technologies such as Cocoa, Core Animation and Quartz, and 3rd party libraries like Sparkle for auto-updating”. Unlike other emulators, which tend to focus on emulating a single device, OpenEmu will support many different types:

Currently Open Emu can load the following game engines as plugins:

  • CrabEmu – adds support for Sega Master System, Game Gear, SG – 1000
  • Gambatte – adds support for Game Boy and Game Boy Color
  • Genesis Plus – adds support for Sega Genesis/Mega Drive
  • NeoPop – adds support for Neo Geo Pocket and Neo Geo Pocket Color
  • Nestopia – adds support for NES/Famicom
  • FCEU – adds support for NES/Famicom
  • SNES9x – adds support for SNES and Super Famicom
  • BSNES – adds support for SNES and Super Famicom
  • Visualboy Advance – adds support for Game Boy Advance

In addition, the following systems are planned for future inclusion:

  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari Lynx
  • Commodore 64
  • Famicom Disk System
  • Nintendo DS
  • Nintendo 64
  • PC-FX
  • PlayStation
  • Sega CD
  • Sega Saturn
  • SG-1000
  • TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine/CD
  • Vectrex
  • Virtual Boy
  • WonderSwan

It’s due out “soon”, but it’s already looking very swish (reminds me of Boxer, which is not a bad thing), and you can build it from source right now if you like. I might just do that.

(via MacRumors)