ENR | Kickstarter projects are everywhere. So many have good content and do not reach their goals, and many fall short never seeing the light of day.
So when a Kickstarter reaches its goal in 30 hours you have to believe that the project is highly anticipated and of quality.
GameStick is the campaign we are referring to and if you haven’t heard of it yet there is still time to become a part of this great project.
What is it? Well with a name like GameStick it should be easy to get the gist but here is the official press relase so you can get the full scoop. |
Â GAMESTICK Reaches Kickstarter Funding Goal in Just 30 Hours
The Most Portable TV Games Console Confirms Support of XBMC And DLNA
GameStick Change Pledge Tiers to offer Developers Even More
London & San Francisco; January 4th, 2013; The team behind the GameStick raised a glass yesterday evening in thanks to the 1000+ Kickstarter backers that pushed them over their $100,000 funding goal in just 30 hours.
â€śThe response from the Kickstarter community has been truly overwhelming. We are confident in our product and what we hope it will mean for gaming but we were taken aback at how quickly the message was adopted,â€ť says Anthony Johnson, CMO, PlayJam.â€śThere is no better feeling than having hundreds if not thousands of people endorse your idea.â€ť
The team has been busy keeping up with the hundreds of questions and requests that continue to come through the Kickstarter message boards and in response have today announced support for XBMC & DNLA, two of the most sought after features.
â€śWhile we are shipping as a dedicated games console, we are keen to ensure that users have the ability to hack the device if they so wish and will be providing support for XBMC & DNLA via an optional firmware update in September. We encourage users to hack the device – the time for closed, proprietary systems is ending which bodes well for true innovationâ€ť, concluded Johnson.
GameStick is described as Â´The Most Portable TV games Console Ever CreatedÂ´. The team behind the project are passionate about accelerating the race to change the face of big screen gaming with a product that will now, as promised, launch in April of this Year.
Supporters flooded to the Kickstarter page just moments after the campaign launched and began pledging. The Â´Early BirdÂ´ pledge tier, giving backers the chance to grab themselves a GameStick at a discounted rate, proved so popular that it sold out in a matter of hours resulting in people moving in droves to the next tier. At the time of writing, the average pledge towards GameStick was $98.
Interest from the developer community has been extremely strong with over 300 registrations on the www.gamestick.tv website and a new tier offering early access to the SDK and 30 days premium positioning within the games store having been added for $500.
GameStick will feature a purpose-built game store through which users will be able to browse and download content. The proposition will be powered by PlayJamÂ´s existing Games Network for Smart TV which currently supports developers such as Relentless Software, First Star Software, and Disney.
To visit the Kickstarter page and pledge your support, please visit: http://kck.st/12SSvMO
To visit the GameStick website for more information or to apply for an SDK please go to: www.gamestick.tv
To see new videos published throughout the campaign on YouTube please subscribe to: www.youtube.com/GameStickVideos |
| GAMESTICK PLANS TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL MEMORY AS STRETCH GOALS ARE ANNOUNCED
THE CONSOLE GETS COLOURFUL AS ORIGNAL FUNDING TARGET SURPASSES
GameStickAdd Pledge Tiers to Offer Backers An Exclusive GameStick Case
London & San Francisco; January 9th, 2013; As the GameStickcampaign continues to gather support, the team behind KickstarterÂ´s next success story today announced new stretch goals if they manage to hit higher targets. GameStick raised the initial funding goal of $100,000 in just 30 hours.
â€śWe have been inundated with messages of support and suggestions on how to improve GameStick from both the gamers & developers world wide who backed our project. Being at the pre-production phase, we have been able to incorporate a lot of these ideas into our road map. We were not prepared for that level of input but it has been fantastic.â€ť Said Anthony Johnson, CMO, Playjam.
If the campaign reaches $320k, a goal that, following trend analysts Kicktraq, the team will soon hit, GameStick will be made available in both black and white.
Pushing this further the team have also promised that if the campaign moves past $450k the GameStick will then also be available in an additional colour, chosen by vote on GameStickâ€™s facebook page: www.facebook.com/GameStickNews
â€śPeople have asked about ways we can further personalize GameStick and giving people a choice of colour is a great way of achieving this” Said Johnson.
While GameStick provides free cloud storage for games, one of the most popular requests from the Kickstarter community has been for additional memory options so that more content can be carried when on the move. The team have responded with an additional stretch goal of $560K, which will enable the inclusion of a MicroSD slot to facilitate this.
In order to allow existing backers to increase their pledges and for new backers to have a wider range of options when pledging, an additional tier has been added with more in the works.
For $89, an additional $10 for those who have already pledged for the standard GameStick bundle, backers will now also receive a carry case to make transportation of the ‘WorldÂ´s most portable Games Console’ even more convenient.
â€śKickstarter is proving to be a wild ride for the team behind GameStick. Hitting our original target so early goes to show appetite out there for continued innovation around affordable gaming on the big screen.
We want to see how far we can go with this and hope that all those who have pledged will help spread the word to see just how far we can go!â€ť Concluded Johnson.|
All you need to get in right there! Congrats to the whole GameStick crew on the success.
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