Today comes another move that could help Seattle-based Big Fish stay ahead of the pack. The company, ranked No. 1 on our GeekWire 200 Startup Leaderboard, will partner with Wikipad, the soon-to-debut Android tablet that offers an attachable dual-analog controller like the one above.
Big Fish Unlimited, an interactive streaming service for casual games, will be the only casual game streaming service offered on the device at Wikipad’s launch. The service allows game players to participate in games across tablets, PCs, TVs and smartphones, saving the games as participants play.
Launched in June and available by email request only, the service costs $7.99 per month and includes more than 150 games from a group of more than 50 developers in the Big Fish library. Big Fish Unlimited also offers free access to a rotating catalog of games supported by advertising.
“Wikipad is moving the industry forward with its innovative hardware,” Will O’Brien, Big Fish Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Gaming, said in a press release. “We are delighted to be a launch partner of this unique device and excited to introduce Big Fish Unlimited to a new, vibrant gaming audience.”
The streaming service is available on PC and Android tablets, with support for Mac, smartphones, connected TVs and other platforms soon coming.
Wikipad is the “world’s first tablet games console,” as described on the company website. The tablet, which runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, is built for gaming with the nifty attachable controller, a NVIDIA Tegra quad-core processor and a 10.1″ HD screen.
Here’s a promo that shows how the streaming service works: