If you need more proof that mobile gaming is becoming a large part of the gaming industry, look no further than all the innovations being released for the Android mobile platform. Gamebox is one of those newest innovations, created by Envizions it allows gamers to back-up and store their games. Not only can you store you mobile gaming save states, but you can also back-up documents, videos and music.
In order to bring you more information on this new product Obsolete Gamer conducted an interview for our Ten Questions segment.
Obsolete Gamer: Can you start with telling us a little bit about Envizions as a company?
I started Envizions in 2004. I along with four co-workers pooled our money together to self fund the company. The EVO console created such an amazing buzz that it excited new co-workers and each person pooled $5 per week to fund the company.
Obsolete Gamer: In a nutshell what is the Gamebox?
GameBox is a back-up storage for games, but can also be used to back-up documents, videos, and music.
Obsolete Gamer: What was the EVO beta market study and what did you learn from it?
We learned that we were ahead of our time with in terms of utilizing technology like voice recognition, PC, DVR, content, social and convergence and being that these advance were being presented by a startup company hurt us a bit. We constantly see things from recent consoles that our CES 2007 EVO already employed. Our testers gave us great feedback on what they liked about the system and what needed to be improved on. We sold all of our initial systems and now everyone is requesting one? Go figure (Lol)
Obsolete Gamer: For those that don’t know can you tell us about cloud and cloud-based games and storage?
The cloud has many meanings but our meaning is storing important and valuable data in secure locations. GameBox will also employ some basic game streaming similar to concepts your readers have seen from current companies.
Obsolete Gamer: So gamers will be able to save their game data including saved states like is done on some console emulators?
Obsolete Gamer: Give us some more information on the cross-device usage and how it will apply to high definition televisions and networked-based games?
We want to take that approach we did with the first EVO with convergence, but expand on that concept further with mobile, tablets, and television. Once we are closer to finishing, we’ll have a few more secrets to share.
Obsolete Gamer: You will also offer Gesture Controlled Gaming; can you tell us more about that?
Not much. We have something very special planned. And I mean special. “We want this system to come alive…literally!”
Obsolete Gamer: Now developers will be able to sign-up and receive unlimited storage and access to tools for only $9.95 per month?
Yes, but we plan to do other special things for our partner developers.
Obsolete Gamer: What does it mean to be the first crowd source and social participation console?
Users will have control on where we release the system first, the design, the color, the game controllers etc. When the Rock says “I’m the people’s champ.” GameBox is the people’s system with Envizions providing a small assist.
Obsolete Gamer: What is your personal view on mobile gaming now and in the near future?
I have loved gaming since the Nintendo era. I have beat several games on that system. Now we have mobile gaming and I love it also. I can see this being huge as we move forward.