PlayMG has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $950,000 to fund an Android powered gaming device.
The device would be similar to the iPod touch, smartphone sized with media and internet capabilities but without the ability to make calls.
It is hoped that it would appeal to the teenage market that doesn’t have the money to buy high-end smartphones.
The device differs from others in its design, for instance it includes a ‘remote trust’ system which allows parents to follow the purchases, downloads and amount of time it is used each day. They are also working on a digital wallet system which would allow parents to control how much money is spent in the Google Play store.
PlayMG is offering anyone who donates $99 a free device and if developers give $450 they will receive 2 devices as well as early access to SDKs and a place on the developer council.
At present PlayMG has received just $16,470 of the money it needs.
They make it clear in the campaign that the device is finished and need the funding in order to launch for this year’s holiday season. It seems that the device is finished and PlayMG are mainly looking for marketing funds.