UK-based gaming company GameGadget has announced their new product, the GameGadget 1.0 portable gaming console, that is looking to take on big names in the portable gaming market.
According to its creators, the “Go Anywhere – Play Everything” GameGadget 1.0 has been developed with a new software service called GameGadgetGames, which has been created to give gamers, publishers and developers the flexibility in the way they play, sell and make games.
“GameGadget has been designed with the ultimate goal of playing every game on a single device, just as the ‘iPod’ was for music,” said Jason Cooper, the maker of GameGadget. “Hundreds of thousands of games are currently ‘archived’ and no longer being enjoyed by Gamers, with no value being generated for the developers and publishers. The launch of GameGadget creates a market for gamers to play the games they want to play. The GameGadgetGames service, just like ‘Apple’s App Store’, allows the owners of these games, to re-market their back catalogue, in their original format, set the appropriate pricing and gain incremental revenue, but with no additional investment.”
This Linux-based device will be available with a price tag of £99.99 (around $160). No advice yet on the titles it will have, but game developers and publishers are encouraged to register at their website.
The good part of this is it can create a community of small developers and provide users a platform where they can share their creations.
The GameGadget 1.0 portable gaming console is scheduled to be released in January 2012.