GameBox is the world’s first interactive gaming system to provide game and game-state storage in the cloud. This cutting edge multimedia engine incorporates the core components of Envizions’s EVO Smart Console system and includes new usability features acquired from the complete EVO beta market study.
“The overwhelming success of the EVO beta unit is exciting. The strong demand for the system continued well after all units were sold,” stated Derrick Samuels, CEO of Envizions.“In addition, our research revealed the clear need for a user-friendly cloud-based game storage system. Gamebox offers a more open and more social experience. We listened to our users. We want the world to game with us.”
The Gamebox console gives users access to the extensive portfolio of embedded and cloud-based Android games, applications and media through the Android marketplace and the new GameBox application store. The Android Market achieved market leading overall growth in 2010, including over 1 billion global applications downloaded since its inception.
Gamebox includes Envizions’s new back-up storage software - a powerful utility that lets users store their game data files and back-up their play data, preventing against accidental loss. The backup cloud storage will also let users save data from other devices.
Gamebox provides a cross-device environment that benefits players and developers. It supports both application-based games designed for high-definition televisions and networked-based games that are streamed over the cloud. Initially, developers worldwide will be able to distribute games via the system. In the near future, they will be able to stream games to users by system update.
Gesture Controlled Gaming
Envizions is introducing thrilling new features including new gesture controlled gaming with haptic response sensor capabilities.“In a sense, we want our system to be alive,” states Samuels.“We want users to literally touch the Internet.”
Developers are invited to sign-up for a special account at www.gameboxit.com and receive unlimited GameBox storage for $9.95 per month, as well as free access to tools, the SDK, game distribution and support. Envizions will soon provide more details about Gamebox on the website, including specifications, pricing and new features.
First Crowd Source Console
GameBox is the first crowd source and social participation console! Envizions uniquely lets customers participate in the developmental roadmap of the console by means of Twitter, FaceBook and IndieGoGo.com. The community can vote on the system’s first launch location and the design and appearance of the console in terms of color, package design and product image. Users can also go to www.indiegogo.com to support the GameBox project with direct pledges that generate amazing rewards. Voters can vote at @DerSamuels (for Twitter) and http://www.facebook.com/iam.gamebox (for Facebook). Each voting period will last for one month. Voting results will appear on the main Envizions website and other company social sites. Voting starts on Tuesday January 18, 2011.
Envizions was incorporated on August 04, 2004 with the goal of developing cutting edge entertainment solutions that satisfy consumer needs through efficiency, innovation, quality, and communication.
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