First there was the Angry Birds craze, then there was the Flappy Bird craze. Most of us like our mobile games and like to play games every once in a while. Even though the gaming experience on mobile devices are fun, gamers always wish they could play the same game on a larger screen with better controls.
Pune based startup 18th Parallel has developed a middleware software platform, called Cannonball, that will convert any Android set-top-box or smart TV into gaming consoles, allowing users to play stock Android games using their gamepads.
“A product at the intersection of Android and console gaming was something that not only appealed to the inner geek in us but also clearly fit in well with our core mission,” says Nishith Shah, Cofounder and CEO of 18th Parallel.
The platform was launched as an OEM partnership with MiiPC, an Android based: all-in-one device, at CES in Las Vegas in January 2014. Now MiiPC users can play popular games like Temple Run and Jetpack Joyride and 100 other Android games using gamepads on their TV.
The angel funded company is already in talks with Indian service providers...