GameStick to Reveal Developer Kit on ARM Booth at GDC 2013

Demonstration and panel sessions announced

GDC - San Francisco; March 19th, 2013; PlayJam, the company behind the eagerly-anticipated GameStick, today announced that they will be in attendance at the 27th annual Game Developers Conference at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco next week from 25th - 29th March.

The GameStick team will, for the first time, be revealing aprototype build of its upcoming console in partnership with ARM, the world's leading semi-conductor designer,via a designated gaming pod on their stand. The developer kit is due to ship following the show to backers of its highly successful Kickstarter campaign, which concluded earlier this year.

The demonstration will provide attendees with a first look at the GameStick User Interface, controller and some 30 titles due to form part of the initial line-up. The gaming pod will be co-hosted byMarmalade -a powerful cross-platform toolkit for applicationdevelopment -with whom GameStick have partnered to bring content to the platform.

The pod will be in action on the ARM stand, (# 1124 - South Hall), and will be manned by a GameStickteam. Developers who wishtobring content to GameStick can also get more information there.

In addition to the ARM stand, attendees will also be able to see GameStick in action on the Goo Technologies stand, (#1432 - South Hall) at the show, where they will be demonstrating WebGL powered HTML5 content running on the console.

Jasper Smith, Playjam’s CEO, will also be taking part in a panel session on Thursday 28th at 1pm; The Future of Mobile Gaming, (presented by ARM). The session will take place in Room 3016 in the West Hall. The session will look at the changing games market in relation to the growth of mobile devices, what that means for game developers and how technology is shaping that.

Games developers attending GDC areinvited to meet the GameStickteam and sign up to the Developer Programduring the conference.Over 500 developers have already signed up to bring their games to GameStick Network.

For potential partnerships and to meet with the team, please contact Charles Tigges, CCO via charles.tigges@playjam.com

For more information or to pre-order GameStick go to www.gamestick.tv.

To apply for access to the GameStick SDK, go to www.gamestick.tv/sdk

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EDITORS NOTES:

To arrange an interview with the GameStick team at GDC please contact laura@superm.co.uk / +44(0)7968 544871 as soon as possible.

About PlayJam:

PlayJam has developed and operates a built-for-TV virtual games platform that powers services in over 60 million homes globally via the world’s leading brands of Smart TV devices, including Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic and Western Digital.

The company recently completed a highly successful Kickstarter campaign to support the launch of an affordable games console – GameStick, which closed at 650% of the original funding target and is due to ship later this year.

GameStick is the world’s most portable TV games console. Running the Android O/S, the device plugs directly into a TV's HDMI slot and comes with a fully featured Bluetoothcontroller - ready to go right out of the box. When on the move, the two combine into a singleunit, putting hundreds of big-screen games directly into the pocket.

The companyis backed by GameStop, Adobe, Endeavour Ventures, London Venture Partnersand a number of game industry luminaries.

 


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