December 2nd, 2014, 23:37 Posted By: wraggster
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to bring back the humble ZX Spectrum, albeit in a new form.
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega will be a much smaller version of the computer which plugs into modern televisions.
The system will also have a new Spectrum-inspired controller (above), complete with rubber buttons much like the keys on the original Spectrum's keyboard.
The funding campaign is now live on Indiegogo, and as of day one has raised £2496 of the £100,000 target.
A pledge of £100 will get customers one of the first 1000 limited edition Spectrum Vegas, planned for release in April 2015.
"The development of the Sinclair Spectrum Vega is complete, and we have a fully working prototype waiting to go into production within the UK," reads a statement on the site.
"We are making contact with thousands of the original Spectrum game developers in order to secure their permission to use their games on the Vega, for which a combined software royalty will be donated to charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital for children."
The original ZX Spectrum launched on April 21, 1982 with a whopping 16KB of RAM. Over 24,000 games were released for the computer over the years, all of which are believed to be playable on the Vega on top of the 1000 built in.
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