For those still in doubt as to whether Android apps will ever make the leap from phone to console, prepare to have your cynical ways blown away! With the OUYA standalone console due to roll off the production line in March, today comes news of an alternative option as Green Throttle Games steps out of the stealth shadows to release its software developer kit.
Founded by Charles Huang, co-creator of the more than reasonably renowned Guitar Hero video game franchise, alongside former Palm and Nokia product lead, Matt Crowley, and lead electrical engineer for the Palm Pilot, Karl Townsend, Green Throttle launched the developer portal yesterday to allow mobile and console game makers to get on with working their gaming magic for the big screen.
“Mobile gaming is exploding, and new smart devices are becoming powerful alternatives to traditional consoles. We just need a simple and fun way for people to play games both on the go, and on the couch,” said Huang. “Our mission is to create great game experiences that bring people together, a big screen experience where you can just start playing games on a television, as simple as that.”
Offering a simple way to hook your Android phone or tablet up to your TV, Green Throttle wants to get away from tedious touch screen controls and streaky device screens by putting a far more appropriate wireless, analogue controller in our eager hands. Working with devices that feature a video out port, soon your apps will be as equally at home in your abode as they are on the go.
With consumer availability, pricing and launch titles to be announced in the near future, it’s exciting times for Android. So stay tuned and we’ll bring you bang up to date the moment we hear, right here!