GDC 2013: Green Throttle’s Controller Has an Interesting Angle: Multiplayer

GDC 2013: Green Throttle’s Controller Has an Interesting Angle: Multiplayer

Apr 4, 2013

I saw many, many Android controllers at GDC, all with different particular hooks to them. However, Green Throttle’s angle is particularly interesting: they want to promote mutliplayer gameplay.

That’s because by connecting to the Green Throttle app (available for both Gogle Play and Amazon Appstore), up to 4 controllers can connect to a device via Bluetooth, and the individual controller will show which player number it is, similar to an Xbox 360 controller, of which the design is practically identical.

To help promote this, Green Throttle is actually self-publishing some games that feature multiplayer support like Crystal Storm, a dual-stick shooter that also works with touch controls, but is at its best when taking on monsters with players together. Other third-party games like Gunslugs will also support the controller

The controllers do not support HID at the moment but this functionality could be coming down the road.

Green Throttle’s controllers are availble for $39.99 each, and the Arena app is available now.

Carter Dotson
Carter Dotson, editor of Android Rundown, has been covering Android since late 2010, and the mobile industry as a whole since 2009. Originally from Texas, he has recently moved to Chicago. He loves both iOS and Android for what they are - we can all get along!
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