Balrum - Update #13, System Requirements
The Balcony Team has released another quick update for Balrum. The update explains what the system requirements will be, and they even show us a new video. The project sofar has only earned $10,416 of $50,000 with 20 days left.
When we started development our main goal with the engine was flexibility and performance. Since Balrum is a 2D game we wanted to make sure that we support even really old hardware! In the video below you can see Balrum running on a 2009 netbook, the HP Mini 2140.
This little machine helped us greatly in development since if you write bad code you will instantly see those pesky microseconds go up using this netbook. :) On a decent machine you see no performance problems even when you write really bad code since PCs nowadays are super fast! This netbook doesn't even break a sweat, so the „real” minimum system requirements are even lower than the following:
CPU: single core Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz
GPU: Mobile Intel 945GSE Express
If you have a desktop PC that is 7 years old Balrum will most likely run perfectly! You can see that the system requirements for Balrum are low.
Experience George's shaky cam vision! :D