Do you have an old Game Boy lying around? Perhaps it’s time for an upgrade. Enter the hdmyboy, a Game Boy mod designed by a pair of Dutch brothers that will allow you to bring your favorite handheld classics to the modern era. Seeking funding on Kickstarter, the hdmyboy team has developed a system that allows you to play in true HD; graphics are not upscaled but rather redrawn pixel by pixel in either 1080p or 720p.
The envisioned product is essentially an easy-to-install modding kit that will convert your Game Boy into something akin to a portable home console. Its components will include an add-on module for your Game Boy that allows you to connect to your TV through an HDMI cable and a 10-foot controller styled after the classic NES gamepad. The device also provides for additional options, including display choices for both the original Game Boy aspect ratio or a widened format and a selection of 32 color palettes for the outputted graphics.
hdmyboy is looking for a total of €65,000 in pledges on Kickstarter.