For those of you who are more about having a compact, more portable, Android console instead of OUYA are probably more interested in PlayJam’s GameStick which did pretty damn good on Kickstarter and has since progressed nicely including a new design for their controller. We’ve seen plenty of pictures and video of GameStick and now anyone attending GDC 2013 next week will be able to check GameStick out in person as well.
For those of you who have decided to go a different route when it comes to Android gaming devices outside of the norm but didn’t want to buy an OUYA, PlayJam has opened up global pre-orders for their portable GameStick game console… or unconsole as some of these new Android gaming devices are now being called.
PlayJam’s GameStick is currently being developed, having undergone a redesign recently and plans to launch a month after OUYA ships out to backers of their Kickstarter campaign and a retail release in June 2013, and in an interview PlayJam’s chief marketing officer Anthony Johnson talks about OUYA as a competitor, retail backing and how GameStick may be updated with new hardware.
When we talk about a Kickstarter campaign being extremely successful it doesn’t necessarily mean that the campaign made millions of dollars in funding. Such is the case of PlayJam’s GameStick Kickstarter campaign that we have been following since it started and which has now finally ended.
While OUYA recently announced improvements to the controllers, based on feedback the company has gotten, that will be coming with the Android-based game console, one of their direct competitors has also received a new look based on feedback from backers of their Kickstarter campaign. On top of that, thanks to the successful backing that GameStick received while on Kickstarter, the unit will now come with a docking station as well.
Yesterday we talked about a new Android-based game console that had hit up Kickstarter to secure funding. Coming in as direct competition to OUYA, PlayJam’s GameStick has surpassed its goal within 24 hours, leaving an additional 28 days to go for more people to throw money at them.