After the success of the Ouya open gaming consoles, another hardware project called GameStick has made a big impact on the Kickstarter crowdfunding service.The new device is designed to use the Android Operating System in order to allow any player to plug the console into any High Definition capable television set and then simply play his favorite games.
The official description reads: “Open, so that more developers can innovate and develop quickly. Open, so that players can access more great games and get better pricing. Open because it's about time that the walls keeping independent developers out are smashed down.”
The development team behind GameStick plans to launch the new gaming consoles for the low price of just 76 dollars (close to 58 Euro).
Apparently, the developers are also already thinking about the games that might be played on the GameStick.
They add, “So far we have 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.”
It’s unclear whether all the video games that were launched on Android can be played on GameStick or whether they require additional development work.
The team wants to get 100,000 dollars via Kickstarter (75,800 Euro) and it is already more than half way there, despite the fact that just over 760 people have contributed to the project.
This probably means that at least one wealthy fan has donated a big chunk of the money that GameStick is asking for.
With another 29 days of funding ahead of them, the team will have to think up some interesting extension goals for the community.
Here is the official demo video that the team is using to promote the GameStick: