February 28, 2024

Intellision has launched Amico Residence, an app for Android telephones, as the corporate continues to wrestle getting its {hardware} out the door.

However you may really need two telephones to play it – one to behave as a controller, whereas a separate cellular machine must have the Amico Controller app put in and be related to the identical wi-fi community.

Alternatively, Intellivision states the official Amico {hardware} controllers are appropriate with the app through Bluetooth, besides they have not been launched but and the corporate did not specify when clients can count on them.

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“Releasing Amico {hardware} controllers to the market is a crucial subsequent step in our manufacturing technique,” Intellivision CEO Phil Adam wrote within the announcement of Amico Residence.

The corporate requires “further funding” earlier than it could start manufacturing Amico consoles and controllers, Adam said. Whereas each the Amico Residence and Amico Controller apps are free, video games gross sales from Amico Residence are anticipated to go in the direction of manufacturing prices.

Screenshots of the UI in Amico Controller and Amico Residence. | Picture credit score: Eurogamer

At the moment Intellivision has two video games, Astrosmash and Missile Command, out there to buy on the Google Play Retailer for £11.99 every. Adam mentioned the corporate’s subsequent objectives are an iOS launch of the apps and extra video games.

Those that’ve purchased the bodily collector’s version of video games for the console (which has not been launched but), will obtain codes that’ll unlock the video games as they develop into out there on Amico Residence.

There have been few updates on the standing of the Amico console just lately. Earlier this yr in Might, Adam revealed the corporate was adopting an “expanded technique” after a number of rounds of fundraising and pre-orders failed to supply concrete leads to 2022. In June 2022, Intellivision laid off a “important quantity” of workers to fulfill its working prices.