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Online distribution store launched for the Raspberry Pi
Online distribution store launched for the Raspberry Pi
December 17, 2012 | By Mike Rose

December 17, 2012 | By Mike Rose
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Following the successful launch of the Raspberry Pi computer earlier this year, the team behind the device has now launched the Pi Store, allowing users to sell their games and software for the Pi more easily.

The Raspberry Pi runs the Linux operating system and is compatible with a variety of programming languages. The idea behind the cheap device is to enable school kids to program games more easily.

The online store, which runs as an easily-accessible "X application" under the Raspbian operating system for the Raspberry Pi, while also being accessible from any regular web browser, acts as an entry point for developers who are looking to develop using the hardware.

Aside from featuring both paid and free games on the store, there are also apps, tutorials and dev tools to download.

The store has been launched in collaboration with online distributor IndieCity, and gives Raspberry Pi users the opportunity to upload their own content for moderation and release to other users.

IndieCity users will also find the SKU for the Raspberry Pi listed under the "installers" section in the separate IndieCity store.

The team noted that the store has a "tip jar" system in place, such that users can choose to give developers money for a free game or app if they so wish.

More features are apparently also on the way to the store, such as achievements and leaderboards for downloaded titles. For all the details, visit the official blog post.


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Gregory Booth
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Great news. Can't wait.


Tom Neff
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I'm looking forward to this!

Alex Covic
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Raspberry Pi has a great social agenda!

I cannot care less about a handful of people, who want to use this as yet another platform to sell their s**t, to people, who should have bought this hardware for their kids or donated them to their schools instead.

Heng Yoeung
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What's wrong with the current crops of computers in the market now? How is this supposed to be an inspiration to programming?


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