Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
November 20, 2014
arrowPress Releases
November 20, 2014
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Ouya has a new competitor with subscription-based GamePop
Ouya has a new competitor with subscription-based GamePop
May 9, 2013 | By Kris Ligman

May 9, 2013 | By Kris Ligman
Comments
    4 comments
More: Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing



Mobile company BlueStacks is poised to become the latest entrant in the "microconsole" market, opposite the Ouya and GameStick. BlueStacks' device, called the GamePop, operates under a subscription service with a low monthly fee, giving players access to its entire mobile game library from their TV screens.

The subscription services will run at $6.99 a month and pre-orders include the console itself for free. BlueStacks has already arranged for content deals with developers Glu Mobile (Diner Dash), Halfbrick (Jetpack Joyride) and OutFit 7 (Talking Friends), among others.

"BlueStacks has credibility in the microconsole space that others just don't have," says Halfbrick CEO Shainiel Deo. "GamePop is a great incremental channel for us."

The rising interest in console alternatives like Ouya, GameStick and now the GamePop represents a potential new market space for developers.

While the console is not slated for release until winter 2013, GamePop's official website is live and taking preorders.


Related Jobs

Cloud Imperium Games
Cloud Imperium Games — Austin, Texas, United States
[11.20.14]

Server/Backend Engineer
Cloud Imperium Games
Cloud Imperium Games — Santa Monica, California, United States
[11.20.14]

Marketing Manager
Cloud Imperium Games
Cloud Imperium Games — Santa Monica, California, United States
[11.20.14]

Technical Designer
Cloud Imperium Games
Cloud Imperium Games — Santa Monica, California, United States
[11.20.14]

Lighting Artist









Loading Comments

loader image