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ZX Spectrum Next

A project in London, UK by Henrique Olifiers

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The ZX Spectrum reborn: a new machine, fully compatible with the original computer, and packed with improvements and expansions.
Backers: 3113
Average Pledge Per Backer: £232

Funded: £723,390 of £250,000
Dates: Apr 22nd -> May 22nd (30 days)
Project By: Henrique Olifiers
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Latest News

3D printing project makes the Speccy portable

January 22nd - via:
?SpecNext started shipping its updated ZX Spectrum board to Kickstarter backers in December. Rather than having to connect his Next to a TV, Dan Birch opted to design a rather fantastic-looking Spectrum laptop that rocks its own screen, chiclet keyboard and stereo speakers.? (Read More)

ZX Spectrum Next news on delivery, cases, manuals and WiFi

October 9th - via:
A rather large update appeared on the ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter page late Sunday evening.Updating all backers on where they are currently up to regarding production, the case and inner workings of the upcoming machine which will proudly bear the name of Sinclair (Read More)

Stretch goals smashed with 24 hours to go!

May 21st - via:
In the last few hours we unlocked not one, not two, nor three -- but FOUR stretch goals: DreamWorld Pogie and No Fate are now Next games, the Next got its Internet Toolbox, Nodes of Yesod Next got announced, and the special box is now a thing.... (Read More)

Last minute stretch goal: TWO new games!

May 19th - via:
We've just added an intermediary stretch goal to make your weekend more sparkling, with not one but two amazing games. Here's the stretch at 590K (we're almost there already): We Play MoreTWO new games: DreamWorld Pogie gets a Next version for free... (Read More)

Find out more about the new Dizzy game!

May 19th - via:
The Oliver Twins prepared a very special video about their new exclusive title for the Spectrum Next, including a lovely journey into their inspiration for the game story and characters. Watch it now! Full credits:Dmitri & the Crystal Kingdom... (Read More)

Three more stretch goals unlocked!

May 18th - via:
Thanks to the success of the campaign and the awesome support of the Speccy community, three new tiers have been unlocked, making the Next a better machine and rewarding the backers with extras. Check out what's now part of the Next: A new Dizzy... (Read More)

See the Next doing something neat and unexpected

May 16th - via:
With a larger FPGA unlocked in the stretch goal, we started doing some experiments with the extra hardware space on the Next. The Spectrum Next features three AY audio chips, thrice as much as the original Spectrum 128. What if on top of all that... (Read More)

A new Dizzy for the Next and... More memory!

May 13th - via:
The legendary Oliver Twins, creators of the Dizzy series (not to mention a huge collection of other classic games for the Speccy) announced they will direct a new, original game in the series, made exclusively for the Spectrum Next. We've added a... (Read More)

Expand Me Easy Tier UNLOCKED -- and other tiers adjusted

May 7th - via:
More good news for our lovely Next: the 'Expand Me Easy' tier is now unlocked, meaning upgrading your Next's memory will be as easy as slotting a memory chip in place. But why stop there? Well, we won't! A new tier is now added at 475K: Jas Austin's... (Read More)

Check the Next playing some games at 7MHz

May 6th - via:
We've pointed a camera to the Next's monitor and recorded some of our favourite games running at the faster 7MHz mode. You won't believe how Chase H.Q. and Zynaps look and play on this mode: What games would you like to see playing at 7MHz next?... (Read More)

More Accelerated tier added!

April 28th - via:
Great news that should please a lot (and I mean A LOT) of people in the comments section: we manage to secure a large batch of Raspberry Pi Zeros in order to expand the Accelerated tier from 100 units to 600. We hope this is enough to cover the... (Read More)

Getting multiple Nexts ordered & will it be later sold on stores?

April 27th - via:
Hi there! As you may know, Kickstarter does not allow a backer to select multiple tiers, only one is allowed. This is not something we've chosen, it's a peculiarity of the platform. Nonetheless, there's an easy way to order multiple Nexts (either a... (Read More)

Stretch goals added

April 26th - via:
We've just added some stretch goals to the project, benefiting all backers. We've been collating requessts and feedback and now transformed some of these on the stretchs.  The first goal is already within reach, we'll shortly be celebrating a much... (Read More)

Getting a board in August as an add on

April 24th - via:
Following requests, here you go: If you want to order a Next board on top of the ZX Spectrum Next you already backed, just add £99 to your pledge plus £10 for shipping within the UK or £20 for shipping worldwide. Your board will be shipped in... (Read More)

The ZX Spectrum Next is GO!

April 24th - via:
We always knew the Speccy community was made by a bunch of great people, but never in our wildest dreams we hoped for such love that saw the Next funded in the very next day after the start of the campaign. The Spectrum Next is now a reality, thanks... (Read More)

ZX Spectrum Next goes live on Kickstarter

April 23rd - via:
At the beginning of April we reported that the ZX Spectrum Next (Read More)

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