Along similar lines to the Ouya Android open source gaming console we have featured here on Geeky Gadgets, PlayJam has created a new style of TV games console called the PlayStick which has started in journey on the Kickstarter website this week.
The GameStick has been designed to provide a powerful yet small, dedicated games console that plugs directly into a TV’s HDMI slot and comes with a fully featured Bluetooth controller.
For transport the two combine devices into a single unit, putting big screen gaming right into the pocket, as is also compatible with other Bluetooth controllers enabling true multi-player functionality.
“To date, the most accessible route to TV gaming for the consumer has been the traditional games console – this is changing. GameStick gives the thousands of Android developers out there an additional route to bring an affordable big-screen gaming experience direct to their fans. What’s more, we wanted to do this via a unique, highly portable device that will enable pure social gaming – by that we mean people sharing great experiences in the same room!”
““We are currently in a closed Beta phase of development with a working prototype that our guys are using to test some great games. Next comes the final design stage and live testing of both the controller and the games,” continues Smith. “We are fortunate to have been able to utilize our existing technology to get us to this point and have preferred manufacturers in place and an existing developer network ready to go. However, to get this project over the line and into full production, we need the support of the backers on Kickstarter.”
The PlayStick project is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think PlayStick is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help PlayStick become a reality.
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