Green Throttle Games

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Green Throttle Games
IndustryVideo games
FoundersCharles Huang, Matt Crowley, Karl Townsend
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Green Throttle Games is a video game and video game peripheral developer.


The company was founded by RedOctane founder Charles Huang, Palm, Inc.'s Matt Crowley, and Karl Townsend, the original Palm Pilot's lead engineer.[1] They started the company with $6 million in venture capital with the intention to "develop internal games, support external development, and advance software services".[1] Their first project is software that lets players connect the company's controller to their Android device, which can connect to a television.[2] VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi called their late entry to the market a weakness.[3]

The company launched an affiliate program for Android game developers who helped sell their controllers.[4] Green Throttle Games was purchased by Google in 2014.[5]


The company's first device was the Atlas controller, styled similarly to the Xbox 360 controller.[4] The controller will be compatible with the GameStick.[6]


  1. ^ a b Sarkar, Samit (December 4, 2012). "Guitar Hero co-creator's team brings in $6 million of venture capital for mobile-to-TV controller and app". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  2. ^ McElroy, Griffin (November 6, 2012). "Guitar Hero co-creator developing virtual gaming console for smartphones and TVs". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on November 11, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  3. ^ Takahashi, Dean (November 6, 2012). "Guitar Hero co-creator unveils startup with a plan to mobilize the living room (exclusive interview)". VentureBeat. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Campbell, Colin (June 4, 2013). "Android developers offered cut to sell controllers". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Etherington, Darrell (12 March 2014). "Google's Acquisition of Green Throttle Games Could Signal Better Native Android Gaming". TechCrunch. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  6. ^ Grant, Christopher (January 10, 2013). "GameStick will support Green Throttle Gaming controller, adding 'full analog' option for Kickstarter project". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved June 8, 2013.