At first glance, you may wonder if Chumby is simply too lovable to rock a version of Quake, but after peeping ChumbyLurker’s port of the game, we’ll be darned if the two aren’t perfect for each other. He’s been gracious enough to make it available as both source code and a disk image, and installing the game is as easy as plugging in your USB drive and turning the machine on. On the video we’ve seen, the 350MHz device appears to keep up with things quite well, but the best part would have to be that the mouse and keyboard control inputs have been eschewed in favor of the accelerometer — when Chumby leans forward you move forward, ditto left and right. The bend switch is used to fire, and the touchscreen used to jump or activate items. Unfortunately, there’s no network support at the moment, so if you feel the need to go multiplayer, it looks like you’ll be stuck with your Nokia handset. You can see a video of the thing in action after the break.

[Via Bunnie’s Blog]

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