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Google picks up bones of Android-friendly Green Throttle Games

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Wed Mar 12 2014, 12:22
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SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Google has picked up the remnants of defunct games development house Green Throttle Games.

Reports, some of which Google has confirmed, claim that the firm has picked up the assets of the company that launched an Android games package in 2012 and shelved it in 2013.

While things were good Green Throttle offered games and a controller. The controller continued after the games were discontinued last November when the firm stopped supporting the Arena app side of the business.

"Current owners of Arena and Atlas controllers will notice little change to functionality. For instance, they can still use the app to launch their existing games and their controllers will still function and behave as normal HID controllers would, even without Arena. Atlas controllers will even remain available for purchase. However, no more Green Throttle supported titles will be added to Arena going forward," it said then.

"We'd like to acknowledge the incredible support we've received from our community. To everyone who has supported Green Throttle, whether it be as a player or as a developer, we want to say Thank You! We're so grateful that you were able to join us in our journey to bring Android to the big screen; it has been amazing getting to know you all over the past year."

Google has not yet confirmed the deal to The INQUIRER, but it did in a statement to the Recode website and explained that it has acquired people and assets.

What plans it has for the company remain to be seen. But, since Green Throttle made an app and a controller that worked with Android devices, we would wager that an Ouya and Gamestick challenging Android games-something might be planned.

Amazon, whose marketplace supported the Android Green Throttle Arena, is also tipped to be working on a games machine. µ


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