Casual games network PlayJam has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000 for the world’s most portable TV games console. GameStick has been in development for a little over a year and is expected to be ready for launch in April, but they need your help to make it happen.
GameStick is small enough to fit in your pocket—it looks almost like a mini USB flash drive. With over 4,374,746,304,000 televisions in the world and only 1 percent being used to play games, the developers of GameStick saw a need for a much more portable games console:
People are always on the go. Traditional consoles are big. We set out to create a big screen games console that was so small you could pop it in your pocket. It’s tiny! So small in fact that GameStick fits inside it’s own controller so you can take all your games with you to any TV you like, anywhere. Simply plut it into the HDMI slot, grab the controller and play away.
Backed by the creator of Guitar Hero, GameStick can be used to play games in the Android ecosystem. According to the Kickstarter page, PlayJam has “identified 200 titles that will be great to play on GameStick but we are working with our network of over 250 developers including great studios such as Madfinger, Hutch, Disney and others to bring you the best line-up. What’s really cool is that the average cost of a game on GameStick will be just a few dollars and many will be free to play.”
Check out the Kickstarter video below and let us know what you think. Will you back GameStick?
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