We're only two days into the year, but a new gam console Kickstarter has just gone live. Following on the heels of the likes of OUYA - which raised over $8m in funding - GameStick, the brainchild of award-winning games publishing platform PlayJam, purports to put affordable TV console gaming in users' pockets.
“We wanted to create a games console that helped further our overriding mission to bring affordable gaming to the big screen," said Jasper Smith, CEO PlayJam. “Not only that, we wanted to push the boundaries of what has been achieved up to now bypacking sufficient power into the most portable of devices, enabling users to carry that experience with them wherever they go.”
PlayJam is asking for $100,000 from backers on its Kickstarter page to fund full production of its gaming console, The GameStick runs on Android's Jelly Bean Operating System and on an Amlogic's 8726-MX processor.The company says it has working prototypes of the console in closed beta and hopes to be able to bring it to market by April of 2013, at a cost of $79 per unit.