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Consumers Can Now Get a Console-Like Gaming Experience at the Low Cost and Portability of Mobile Gaming
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Throttle™ Games, creator of the Atlas wireless game controller, developer of the Arena app and publisher of mobile games, announced today consumer availability of the Atlas Controller and Green Throttle Arena app (Kindle Fire HD Edition), with support for other Android devices coming soon. Together, the Arena app and Atlas controller turn a Kindle Fire HD into a gaming console so you can enjoy mobile games from the couch on a big screen TV without making an investment in new hardware. Priced at $39.95, the Atlas seamlessly pairs with Kindle Fire HD via the Arena app, and the device connects to the TV with a micro HDMI cable.
Along with the Atlas controller, the first games are now available through Green Throttle's Arena app as a free download from the Amazon App store. The Arena app serves as a central location for consumers to access all Green Throttle supported games, control settings to pair their Atlas controller(s), and helps developers with app discovery by making their games noticeable and easy to find.
The Arena app features four main sections:
Games Now Available
With games releasing weekly, the following games are now available in the Arena app and can be played using the Atlas controller:
Within the week, two additional games that have been extremely popular amongst the core gaming crowd, will also become available in the Green Throttle Arena:
Green Throttle Games was co-founded by Charles Huang, co-creator of the legendary Guitar Hero video game franchise, and mobile industry veterans Matt Crowley, former Palm and Nokia product lead, and Karl Townsend, lead engineer for the first two generations of the Palm Pilot.
"The global video game market is poised for the next round of innovation. With the Atlas Controller and Arena platform, we're bringing the convenience and a next level gaming experience to consumers in an inexpensive and thoughtful way," said Charles Huang, co-founder and CEO of Green Throttle Games.
Creating an Open Platform
Green Throttle is striving to create an open platform in order to push the industry forward and regain the creativity that was evident with games in the 1980's. Green Throttle is already working with other "unconsole" makers such as GameStick to ensure the products work together, and the company is looking to develop more strategic partnerships in the coming year.
According to Ted Pollak, Senior Gaming Analyst at Jon Peddie Research: "Mobile game processing and development is advancing at a blistering pace, and new generations of mobile devices can easily render casual games on HD TVs. This could expand into more complex genre's very soon, which could both expand the total market, and possibly disrupt incumbents. Touch screens have limited application in video games and a good controller is needed for the best experience. Green Throttle is ahead of the curve in this department and providing a simple, affordable, and standardized solution."
Pricing and Availability
Consumers may purchase the Atlas controller for $39.95 at Green Throttle's online store (http://www.store.greenthrottle.com) or the 2-player bundle for $89.99 and receive a $10 Amazon gift card for a limited time only. Atlas controllers are also available on Amazon.com. The Arena app is a free download from the Amazon App Store.
About Green Throttle Games
Green Throttle Games, Inc. is a Santa Clara, CA based company that develops high-quality, innovative games, hardware and applications for mobile devices. The company's founders Charles Huang, Matt Crowley and Karl Townsend, visionaries from the video game and mobile industries teamed up to unlock the potential of mobile on the big screen, connecting people and platforms in a way that is simple and fun. More information about Green Throttle Games is available on the company's website at http://www.greenthrottle.com.
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