The controller, named the Protopad, will have 8 buttons, and joy upon joy, one of the buttons is pre-programmed as Up, so there is a button to jump!
New homebrew coders will be able to define the buttons for their own games.
Funding is being sought to ensure that it can be produced at a price that makes it affordable. If they reach €5,000 then initial costs will be covered. At €10,000 then Knights of Byte will make a new version of Sam’s Journey with multi-button support. At €15,000, Protovision will make new paddles for the C64, and at €20K a new multi-button joystick will be made.