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Guitar Hero co-creator ventures into mobile gaming peripherals

Tuesday, 6th November 2012 21:06 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Red Octane co-founder Charles Huang has launched a new company called Green Throttle Gaming, with the intention of turning your mobile into a proper big screen gaming device.

Green Throttle has two main products – an app and the Atlus controller. The Green Throttle Arena App allows users to connect mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to an HDTV, then play using the Bluetooth-powered controllers. It acts as a connection hub for your existing hardware, eliminating the need for a whole new console.

Green Throttle will be developing games in-house for the system, and has opened its SDK to other developers.

Huang has plenty of experience with peripherals to back up the company; he was one of two founders of Red Octane, which co-created Guitar Hero with Harmonix, mainly supplying the hardware side at first. The company was later later purchased and then shuttered by Activision. He’s joined by ex-Palm Pre lead Matt Crowley and former Palm Pilot electrical engineer Karl Townsend.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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