Peratech’s Pressure Sensitive QTC® Technology Enables New Smartphone Case To Incorporate Game Controller Joysticks

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World’s first smartphone case with rear action joysticks.

Flitchio Smartphone Case With Built-In Game Controller

Richmond, North Yorks, England (July 10, 2015) — Peratech, providers of pressure-based enabling technologies for innovating next generation human-machine interfaces, has announced that its Quantum Tunnelling Composite® pressure-sensitive sensors have been used in the new Flitchio™ smartphone case with built-in game controller. Instead of having control interfaces on the screen that obscure the screen area used for gaming, Flitchio has two shoulder buttons and two ultrathin joysticks on the back surface of the case.

Dr. Amir Shadmand, CEO and Co-Founder of SUPENTA

Dr. Amir Shadmand, CEO and Co-Founder of SUPENTA, makers of Flitchio, explained, “Peratech enabled us to solve our challenges of making the joysticks sensitive, accurate and thin so that they fitted into a normal thickness smartphone case. In addition, QTC technology is extremely efficient — using hardly any current, so we can power our system wirelessly just with the NFC antennas in the smartphone. Peratech worked closely with us to help with sensor design and integration. The result is a world’s first and a real game changer.”

Jon Stark, Peratech’s CEO, added, “QTC technology has been used to provide touch sensitivity for mobile phones before but this is the first time that someone has created a QTC-based product that uses the back of a device. SUPENTA did a great job designing a control in which your fingers fall naturally onto the joysticks. It takes only a few moments to become used to using fingers on the back of the case to control the action. It’s a totally intuitive device for natural hand-eye coordination and a perfect example of QTC technology enabling user experience innovations.”

Flitchio Rear Showing Joysticks

Flitchio simply snaps onto the phone and links in moments by NFC so that it can be used to play dozens of popular games, to pilot drones, to take a selfie with the back of the phone, to be a remote for Smart TVs, and to drive many more applications using a software development kit. The case is initially built for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but SUPENTA intends to make cases for other smartphones in the future. Prices will start from £39 including VAT with availability in early 2016.

Said Shadmand, “We chose Peratech QTC technology because it’s effectively a sensitive, consistent solid-state force sensor that will give us the operational life we need in the demanding world of mobile gaming.”

About Peratech
Peratech Holdco Ltd. is a privately held company with 20 employees based in Richmond, North Yorkshire. It is currently working with a number of key technology clients who are implementing QTC® sensing technology within their own products. The company is an excellent example of British innovation bringing in global revenue. QTC technology is protected by numerous worldwide patents and has a wide range of applications. From robotics to automotive and from touch screens to consumer electrical products, the product has been integrated into over a million products with companies around the world. Peratech’s multi-award winning QTC nanotechnology received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation in November 2012.

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Pixel Planets is Now Available in a World Near You

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The makers of chart-topping, mobile game Auction Wars: Storage King have released a retro-style multiplayer, world-builder game to push boundaries and rival such titles as Clash of Clans, Game of War and Boom Beach.

Pixel Planets

Liversedge, UK (May 14, 2015) — GameDigits, the makers of chart-topping, mobile game Auction Wars: Storage King, today is proud to announce the release of Pixel Planets for iOS, a retro-style multiplayer, world-builder game.

Follow two intrepid explorers as they colonise planets, construct their defenses and build alien armies to attack other worlds. Discover alien relics, solve the puzzles within and unlock their powers.

View a trailer video here

Pixel Planets is FREE on the App Store

Pixel Planets pushes the boundaries of the world-builder genre and introduces a number of unique features. GameDigits Ltd. have certainly done their homework, creating one of the most playable world-builders on mobile to date.

Not only can you progress through many different planets, the game also includes a puzzle element, using discovered alien relics to unlock further building and technology advancements. In addition, you can build powerful diverse alien armies to attack other planets, and better still, you can choose which of your friends you’d like to attack! Unlike many other games in this genre, during these attacks you have control over your army and can use this to your advantage.

Ian Lindsey, Managing Director of GameDigits Ltd. commented “I’m a big fan of world-builder games on mobile and after the success of Auction Wars : Storage King, we had the resources to push this genre further. Using retro-pixelated theming, we were able to create a fun and characterful look for the game, introducing some new, cool and interesting ideas into the mix.”

In Pixel Planets you will meet Bill and Bob, our comical space explorers. They’ve been travelling through space for what seems like an eternity and more than a little tired of each other’s company by now. To make matters worse, Bill is unfortunately starting to lose his mind. As you progress through Pixel Planets, you will journey with them and see how their story unfolds, realising just how much their friendship matters when they’re stranded in space.

Pixel Planets is free and available in a world near you. Download it from your planet’s App Store now!

(Download and play Pixel Planets now to receive a cash bonus of $10,000 for Auction Wars: Storage King!)

Device Requirements:
• iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
• Requires iOS 6.0 or later
• 41 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pixel Planets is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. If you’re interested in learning more about Pixel Planets, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Media Contact:
Ian Lindsey
GameDigits Ltd
2 Churchfield Terrace,
Liversedge, West Yorkshire WF15 6LH