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GameStick will support the full-analog Green Throttle Atlas Bluetooth controller

Just because the GameStick is considered the most "portable gaming device" ever doesn't mean you can't enjoy games with a traditional controller. PlayJam, the creators of GameStick, have announced that the system will support the full-analog Green Throttle Atlas Bluetooth controller, providing another option for players to engage in fast-paced Android games.

“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.”

Green Throttle Games is a new mobile game publisher and maker of the Atlas analog controller which provides console level precision and accuracy. It is led by Charles Huang, who was not only the co-creator of Guitar Hero, but also serves as advisor to PlayJam -- which could explain the partnership. The GameStick has the ability to run four Bluetooth controllers simultaneously when it launches this April.

PlayJam launched its Kickstarter campaign last week and surpassed its goal in just 30 hours. As a result, PlayJam added stretch goals that include additional color options and a built-in MicroSD slot in the GameStick.

“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.”

To support the GameStick, check out PlayJam's Kickstarter page.

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