Indrema was an electronics company infamous for the vaporware Indrema L600 Entertainment System.

Founded in early 2000 by John Gildred, Indrema's goal was to create a video game console based on common PC hardware and the open-source Linux operating system. The console would have been the only open source console on the market, as well as the only modern console to allow free software to be written for it.

The console was expected to be released by the holiday season of 2000, but rather than an official announcement, those subscribed to Indrema's mailing list received instead a "top ten" list in the style of David Letterman. By this time, people were beginning to suspect that the console was vaporware; Indrema had produced nothing but press releases so far.

Lack of a product and sufficient capital contributed to Indrema's demise. After being unable to raise enough capital to keep the company alive, Indrema shut down on April 6, 2001. In his last Indrema chat session, Gildred revealed that the company needed more than $10,000,000 in capital in order to continue and gave the following advice to the next video game startup: "finish product before talking about it."

See also

* The Phantom, another video game console identified as vaporware.

External links

* [ Indrema Informer] - includes technical specifications and a list of links to Indrema-related news articles.

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