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Raspberry Pi Foundation becomes a TIGA member

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Tue Sep 25 2012, 15:48
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THE INDEPENDENT GAMES DEVELOPER ASSOCIATION (TIGA) has announced that the Raspberry Pi Foundation will become an honorary member, giving it access to many games developers.

As the Raspberry Pi Foundation is busy filling orders and overclocking its diminutive computer, there has been growing interest in using the device to build a games console. One developer already turned a Raspberry Pi into a Super Nintendo and now the Raspberry Pi Foundation has been given an honorary TIGA membership.

TIGA is a non-profit organisation set up by the government back in 2001 and works on behalf of British games developers. The organisation tweeted that it is "extremely pleased to have @Raspberry_Pi on board as an honorary member. A wonderful organisation with great aims."

While the Raspberry Pi Foundation has always said that its mission for the Raspberry Pi computer is to help educate children about computer science, there's nothing stopping developers from using the not inconsequential hardware that each device has to power other types of activities.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation now has access to some of the biggest games developers in the UK, and that might help it find out more information about what specific hardware game developers are looking for in a cut-price console that can be powered by Raspberry Pi and a Linux based operating system. µ

 

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