I see your game controllers and raise you an invisible one!

I see your game controllers and raise you an invisible one!
Age is of no matter when it comes to games, and the guys from Obinova are a vivid example. Annoyed by the clumsy control that current generation touch screens provide, they are attempting to “bridge the gap between mobile gaming and console gaming”. Ladies and gents, let us introduce you to the Invisible Gamepad!

Basically, the whole idea is to have a smooth transparent film with turgidity outlines, shaped as analog and digital pads plus buttons. Those who find the idea appealing can join the Kickstarter project, with pledges starting at $6. Obinova is hoping to get $7000 so they can get the project going and their intent is to sell it in stores for $16. People who have donated more than $16 will be receiving their Invisible Gamepad in August, while the rest of the gaming community will be able to enjoy sensible gaming in October.



1. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

$16 for a stupid sticker! What a ripoff!

2. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

one of them goes "i'm a hardcore gamer" and then mentions ipad games.... riiiiight....

3. ZeroCide

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Two things that don't belong together.... for a $1000

4. Libra501

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

that's innovative.

5. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

thought its available already?

6. Jodabro

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Might work. The entire problem that touchscreen gaming faces, is the on screen controls. Without physical D-pad and buttons its very hard to maintain your thumbs in the correct positions. Most games rely on millisecond reaction times, any struggle or slip off causes gaming frustration. Bluetooth or usb connected controllers are the only have to go on platform gaming. If the stickers give enough raise surface to be able to feel were your thumbs are, it may work.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.