New App Turns Smartphone Into PC Gamepad

/ 3 years ago


When it comes to PC gaming mouse and keyboard are still the weapons of choice, but we’re hardly limited in our choice of peripherals; controllers, flight sticks, steering wheels, motion controls and a whole lot more. Now it looks like there will be yet another option with the release of Ideum’s GestureWork Gameplay virtual controller app for Android devices.

It’s as simple as it sounds, the app allows you to create a custom controller on the screen, which can then be used to control your PC games. The app will be hitting steam very soon and will be $15 to unlock, which is pretty expensive when you thick about it, but for those who like a few casual games, platformers or want to experiment with alternative gameplay methods, then the new app works out much cheaper than buying a controller, as it will run on your smartphone or tablet and is compatible with a wide range of games.

Personally I don’t think I’ll need this, but there is a market for it and who knows, maybe some people just prefer playing on a touch screen controller.

Thank you Engadget for providing us with this information.

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  • ET3D

    There are several free and cheap Android controllers. This looks to me more like a bonus for GestureWorks Gameplay users.

    Anyway, this article reminded me to add GestureWorks Gameplay to my wishlist. It was 66% off on the summer sale, and I missed that, so now I’ll get notifications of sales.

  • ET3D

    Oh, and today is the release date of GestureWorks Gameplay V2. I guess this feature is part of the new release, but I’m wondering what other features it has.

  • elli0tco

    To be honest Im gonna stick with Kainy If you ask me