Google has confirmed that they have purchased Green Throttle, a small Bluetooth gaming company that would use their controllers, along with your Android device and their app, and essentially turn your Android device into an Android gaming console. As long as your device was able to use Bluetooth and HID-Controllers, you could use your Android device as a game console.
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Green Throttle has come up with a rather interesting plan to help promote and sell their controller system that essentially turns your Android device into a console where you can play multiplayer games with friends in person using two controllers and your Android phone or tablet. The company is offering up an affiliate program for indie developers to sign-up for where they will get paid commission should someone buy a controller through a developer.
The Green Throttle gaming system, which consists of a controller and an application that basically turns the Android device it is installed on into a console system, has had six new games added to its catalog of supported titles. This includes the ever popular Duke Nukem 3D game for those of you who just like to shoot stuff… a lot of stuff.
If you’ve been following the news here recently about all the different types of controllers, peripherals and console type devices coming out that are Android powered, then you probably remember us talking about the Green Throttle controller a few times already. The controller and accompanying application, for those of you who are not familiar with it, basically allows gamers to play Android games on their TVs basically like a console with the big feature being that most of the game are geared towards multiplayer gaming.
In the world on upcoming Android gaming controllers and consoles there is plenty of options to choose from when you’re considering buying into one. We have OUYA, GameStick, MOGA, SteelSeries and more when it comes to controllers and consoles. One company we’ve talked about in the past, called Green Throttle, is officially launching their product today which basically turns your Android tablet into a console.
While rummaging around the convention center looking for all the Android gaming goodies we went and had a meeting with MHL who we are sure most people are familiar with if you connect your phone to your TV for game playing. If not, we will go over what MHL is a little bit here but the really interesting thing is that they had the Green Throttle controller and game system (currently in beta) available for trying out.
If there are not enough new controllers coming out onto the market right now that peak your interest, such as the SteelSeries FREE, MOGA or Nyko controllers, then you’ll be happy to know there is at least one more heading our way coming from a newly announced company called Green Throttle. This company was created by one of the creators of Guitar Heroes and some mobile gaming industry veterans. The goal, however, isn’t just to make a new controller but to turn your Android phone or tablet into a true gaming console.