A little while ago I stumbled across a really cool Kickstarter project for a hand-held bluetooth game controller, called the Drone, that's compatible with a ton of devices, including the Kindle Fire.
The controller works with Android games, many of which are listed on their website.
I contacted the company to inquire further about this device and its Kindle Fire compatibility. Their response was that since Amazon has its own marketplace some of the games on their Android list aren't in the Amazon App Store, but all the games they tested on the Kindle Fire did work.
For this controller to work, you must have a Kindle Fire with bluetooth (first and second generation Kindle Fires do not have bluetooth, but all the others do) as well as a game that has added controller support.
Here's more of what the creators of the Drone said:
"Game developers do need to add "controller support" but it's not specific to our controller, and that is one thing that give us our edge. The DRONE can emulate a Gamepad, Keyboard, Keyboard & Mouse, or any other HID profile.
"The game studios know the benefits of adding controller support, and they are all working fast to ensure that new games have it and also going back and adding controller support in select games. Game Loft and Vector Unit are two very large examples."
This is really great news for gamers! One portable controller for your phone, PC, Kindle Fire, etc.
This would make an excellent Christmas gift for your gaming loved one, and there's a limited number of Drones that will be shipped out by December, the rest are estimated to arrive in January, which would still work as a delayed Christmas gift.
The project has already funded, so no worries on that front! If you're super interested better jump in to support this Kickstarter project before time's up- just 11 days to go!
I'm super excited to try it out!