With only a few days left for the Kickstarter campaign for GameStick – the Android-based controller/HDMI console, the final design of the controller is now set.
“It’s hard to believe that we launched GameStick just a few short weeks ago. The Kickstarter campaign has been a roller coaster of a ride and one which has given us more feedback than we could ever have possibly imagined.” says PlayJam’s CMO, Anthony Johnson, “We have been able to take that input and literally better shape our product to give our backers a truly bespoke creation – one which has been designed by the Kickstarter community that backed it.”
The final design has added a more round form with extended grip, while the housing for the HDMI stick is now on the rear of the controller. The HDMI stick has an expandable 32GB MicroSD slot, which came only after overwhelming demand.
In addition, the developer has revealed that there will be docking station that allows for charging of the controller, HDMi and USB ports for peripheral support and more storage capacity; a maximum of 104GB.
“The GameStick Dock is a prime example of how we have moved rapidly to innovate while still in the pre-production phase,” continued Johnson, “it has made for a ‘hairy’ 30 days but we think the results are worth it and we are delighted that we have been able to tailor the product as much as we have in such a short time-frame”
The campaign has already reached its first two stretch goals of a little under $60K left to go before it hits the third stretch, which would add color options.