Green Throttle™ Revs Up Its Developer SDK
Green Throttle Releases Convenient Plug-ins for Marmalade, Corona SDK and Unity Game Development Platforms
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Throttle™ Games, maker of the Atlas wireless game controller, the Arena console app and publisher of mobile games, is gaining momentum in the video game developer community with the availability of its software plug-in on the Marmalade, Corona SDK and Unity developer platforms in late February. These new integrations make Green Throttle's unique mobile console, or "monsole" experience available to all developers already using the platforms.
"By integrating our SDK and building in support for Green Throttle's controllers, developers now have the opportunity to breathe new life into their existing games with the introduction of Atlas controllers," said Stacey Hirata, Head of Publishing and Developer Relations for Green Throttle Games. "In addition, developers have the ability to break through the clutter with the spotlight of the Arena app and the improved app discovery. New innovative games can be built from the ground up to fully enable multiple controllers and the 10' experience."
Green Throttle blends the "lean back" multiplayer experience of a console game with the convenience and low cost of a mobile device to deliver unique gaming experiences. The benefits of developing games for Green Throttle include:
- Keep the earnings: Green Throttle doesn't take a cut of revenue generated by game sales and monetization.
- Enhance app discovery: Through Green Throttle's Arena app, games supporting the Atlas controller will be accessible from a single marketplace that is easy to use and find.
- Free the imagination: By connecting to the TV and supporting our Bluetooth SPP controllers developers are now able to move beyond mobile or traditional console features to combine the best of both worlds.
"Marmalade is all about taking games to new platforms and screens, and so Green Throttle is a natural partner for us," said Tim Closs, Chief Technology Officer at Marmalade. "We're looking forward to seeing more games like Expendable Rearmed, which has leveraged Marmalade to come to the Android platform and is now making use of Green Throttle to enable a console-like multiplayer experience over mobile."
Since the availability of the Green Throttle SDK in November, more than 500 developers have begun testing the controller and evaluating ways to build games that support it. By aligning with Corona, Marmalade and Unity, Green Throttle gains access to more than 50,000 game developers around the world, including Retrobomb and Shiny Box.
"We're thrilled to partner with Green Throttle and offer Corona SDK developers the ability to build innovative new games," says Walter Luh, CEO of Corona Labs. "The industry continues to evolve very rapidly and Green Throttle is at the forefront of bringing console-like experiences to mobile.
About Corona Labs
Corona Labs Inc. is a venture-backed mobile software company based in Palo Alto, CA. Corona Labs' products, the award-winning Corona SDK, Corona Enterprise and Corona Cloud, democratize app development by empowering developers, from independents to large studios, to create cross-platform applications, games and eBooks for iOS™, Android™, Kindle Fire®, and NOOK™. Boasting a community of over 200,000 developers worldwide, apps created with Corona have had over 1,000,000,000 sessions in the last 10 months alone.
Marmalade's cross-platform tools help developers save time and effort while extending their apps to any mobile device. Marmalade supports native (C++) or hybrid (HTML5) tools used to create richer apps on any operating system including iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry, Windows and Mac, as well as select Smart TVs. Chart-smashing mobile games rely on Marmalade, from casuals such as 'Cut the Rope', 'Plants vs Zombies' and 'Draw Something' to high-performance titles like 'Call of Duty', 'Need for Speed' and 'Pro Evolution Soccer'. Based in London, Marmalade also has a San Francisco office and is backed by key investors including ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH). Marmalade is a trading name of Ideaworks3D Ltd.
About Green Throttle Games
Green Throttle Games, Inc. is a Santa Clara, CA based company that develops high-quality, innovative games and hardware for mobile devices. The company's founders Charles Huang, Matt Crowley and Karl Townsend, visionaries from the video game and mobile industries teamed up to unlock the potential of mobile on the big screen, connecting people and platforms in a way that is simple and fun. More information about Green Throttle Games is available on the company's website at www.greenthrottle.com.
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