Last week we showed everyone how to play Shadowgun on an SGSII and an Asus Transformer using a Playstation controller and Sixaxis. Now we can show you how to use DroidMote to convert your Android phone into a game pad and use it to play Shadowgun on a tablet, in this case again on a Asus Transformer.
Before getting started please be aware that this process requires root on the device you want to control.
Using an application called DroidMote you can convert your Android phone into a game pad, map out the controls and play games, in this example it's Shadowgun. First you will need to install DroidMote Client and Serve applications. You want to install the server application on the device you want to control which in this example is the Asus Transformer. You will install the client on your Android phone that you want to use as a game pad.
After that it's just a matter of firing up the server on the Asus Transformer, connecting to it (via WiFi or in this example through an HDMI cable) with your Android phone with the client application fired up, and mapping your buttons. To map out the buttons you'll need to open up a file in the server part called Generic.kl and remap the buttons to what the list below has them as:
Once that is done, you're off to play Shadowgun using your Android phone as a game controller and your tablet as your screen. You can take a look at all of this in action in the video above. You can pick up the DroidMote client for free (does not require root) and the DroidMote server for about $2.00 (requires root).
AndrewH - Andrew is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of DroidGamers. Having been a hardcore PC and console gamer all his life, this passion is now applied to Android gaming and writing about it. When not playing or writing about Android games, he spends his time with his son.