Google grabs Green Throttle video game talent

Mar 12, 2014
Attendees visit the Android booth during the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California

Google on Wednesday confirmed that video game gear gurus from startup Green Throttle have joined its team, fueling talk of plans for an Android-powered game system.

The Internet titan did not disclose details regarding the deal under which co-founders Matt Crowley and Karl Townsend and other members of the Green Throttle team are putting their skills to work for Google.

Another co-founder, Charles Huang, continues to run California-based Green Throttle, according to Google.

Huang is known for his role in creating hit music video game "Guitar Hero."

"Stick around and we'll keep you posted on the evolution of Green Throttle," the company said in a message posted at its website.

Green Throttle was launched in early 2012 with an aim of making wireless controllers that could be used for play on Android-powered smartphones or tablets as well as video game console-style boxes using the Google-backed operating software.

The acquisition of Green Throttle talent and technology buttressed rumors that Google is planning a system based on Android.

Explore further: Amazon buys videogame studio Double Helix

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Google adds player matching to Android

May 15, 2013

Google is adding leaderboards and the ability to match players in online games to its Android operating system for smartphones and tablet computers.

Amazon buys videogame studio Double Helix

Feb 06, 2014

Amazon said Thursday it was buying a California-based videogame studio, fueling speculation that the online retail titan plans to release its own console for home entertainment.

SXSW revelation: Android SDK for wearables

Mar 11, 2014

(Phys.org) —If all the world eventually gets to love wearable computing gear then Google will be most gratified to know that all the world will love wearables running Android. Signs are in the air that, ...

Recommended for you

BlackBerry courts iPhone users with cash

15 hours ago

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is wooing Apple customers with a cash offer for trade-ins of iPhones for its new square-screened, keyboard-equipped Passport.

HP earnings show continued struggle

16 hours ago

Venerable tech giant Hewlett-Packard has been struggling for three years to turn its business around. Its latest earnings show it still has more work ahead.

Apple market value hits $700 bn

22 hours ago

A rise in Apple shares Tuesday pushed the market value of the trend-setting US tech icon above $700 billion, becoming the first company to hit that milestone.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.