Brass Monkey and Flippfly to bring new controller tech to desktop games

Boston, Ma (December 19, 2012) The team at Brass Monkey is proud to announce a partnership with Flippfly, developer of 2013 IGF entrant “Race The Sun”, which will be the first desktop game to allow users to use their smartphone as a controller.

The two teams have already incorporated Brass Monkey controls into the browser based version of “Race The Sun”, which can be played in early Alpha at Brass Monkey’s site, or on Kongregate, where it has over 400,000 plays to date. Race the Sun allows for conventional keyboard controls, or iOS or Android users with WiFi can use Brass Monkey to make their phone into a tilt based controller.

To celebrate the partnership with Flippfly and their remarkably deep take on the infinite racer genre, the two teams have announced a giveaway running between today and January 16, 2013. Any registered Brass Monkey user who plays Race The Sun during the contest period will be automatically entered to win various prizes including models of the ship from Race the Sun, copies of the full game, Race The Sun/Brass Monkey smart device skins and even one Founders Club membership giveaway at Complete details at

The move to include desktop will expand not only the number of games that will work with Brass Monkey’s tech, but will also mean a move to deeper games. As is the case with the browser based software developer kits (SDKs), the desktop version will be available for free from Brass Monkey. Versions of the desktop edition of the Brass Monkey SDK are available for Unity or Adobe AIR. If this venture is successful the SDK will likely expand to include a C based library.

About Brass Monkey:

Brass Monkey is a web based console and controller app that uses any device with a web browser as a screen, and any iOS or Android device as a controller. Brass Monkey’s public beta is available today at, you’ll need to download the free app to play.

About Flippfly

Flippfly is an independent game studio founded by two brothers. Together they're creating unique gaming experiences like "Race The Sun" for a variety of platforms. They've also introduced a pioneering form of community interaction where their customers can vote on the features and games they create next. You can learn more about them and their games at


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