Gamevice is a new assault on the as yet unfruitful mobile gaming controller market, coming to Android on Windows Phone but not iOS – yet.
Polygon reports the Gamevice is a detachable wraparound shell adding dual analog sticks, a D-pad, and eight face and shoulder buttons to smartphones and “other mobile devices”.
Although manufacturer WikiPad has announced Android and Windows Phone versions, its yet to detail precisely which devices will be supported; presumably the most popular models such as the Galaxy S4 will be among the lucky chosen.
Interestingly, there’s no iOS version as yet, although WikiPad president Fraser Townley did hint that one might be on the way.
There are a number of rival controllers for mobile devices including the Moga Ace Power for iOS and Samsung’s Galaxy controller GamePad. They don’t seem to have kicked off a gaming revolution just yet.
WikiPad is also responsible for the eponymous WikiPad, an Android gaming tablet with integrated gaming controls which arrived to little fanfare during northern summer 2013.