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January 10th, 2013 by Mad Dave Comments


Putting Big Screen Gaming In Your Pocket.


PlayJam announced today that the upcoming GameStick will support the full-analog Green Throttle Atlas Bluetooth controller. Building on the very successful GameStick Kickstarter campaign which has raised more than $270,000 to date, PlayJam will also include support in the GameStick for Green Throttle´s fast-action wireless controller at launch, providing an additional option for playing fast-paced Android games using the portable GameStick.

Green Throttle Games is a new mobile game publisher and maker of the Atlas analog controller which provides console level precision and accuracy. The company is led by Charles Huang, a games industry veteran, co-creator of Guitar Hero, and advisor to PlayJam. GameStick, which can run four Bluetooth controllers simultaneously, will support the Atlas controller when the GameStick launches this April.

“Soon, games will be distinguished by the only two things that matter to 90% of game developers. One is screen size – phone vs tablet vs TV. The other is play mechanic – touch screen, game pad, camera, etc.”said Charles Huang, CEO of Green Throttle Games. “PlayJam is an innovator in gaming on TV through Smart TVs and their upcoming GameStick. When you add this to our analog Green Throttle Atlas controller, any Android game developer can now become a ‘console’ developer and bring their game to new audiences of TV gamers.”

GameStick, which launched its campaign last week on Kickstarter to an amazing reception, is PlayJam´s latest route to market for its technology platform – currently serving games in more than 50 million homes via smart TV. It aims to put truly affordable gaming in the pocket of the consumer, with the most portable, dedicated TV games console ever created.

“2013 promises to be truly exciting and defining with a wide range of Android-powered devices targeted at the TV due to launch in the coming months such as Ouya, Nvidia´s Shield and of course GameStick,” said Jasper Smith, CEO PlayJam. “By working openly and in collaboration with other visionaries in this space such as Charles Huang of Green Throttle Games, we hope to support mass-market user adoption at the most affordable price point possible. At $79, we think we have achieved this.”

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I'm Mad Dave one of the team's growing collection of tabletop gaming nerds. I was raised on a healthy diet of TV like Blake 7, Doctor Who and Star Trek with a side of sword and sorcery / sc-fi movies and a large dollop of board games like Cluedo, RISK and Hero Quest. You know your a gaming nerd if: You bring toy soldiers to work? You bring toy soldiers to work and you work has nothing to do with toy soldiers? Most of you jackets / coats have dice in one of the pockets? You hate throwing away packaging because you know it's actually a ruined building or field generator? You have a collection of old packaging? You can find something relevant to your hobby i.e. books, magazines, figures etc in almost every room in your house? I no I'm a nerd because I've done all of the above, how many of these made you smile and nod yes to?

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