GameStick, the tiny indie games console has come to the end of its run on Kickstarter and managed to raise more than six times its original goal.
The company was aiming for $100,000 and has closed at $647,658. Not a bad round and one that appears to point toward support for independent games consoles with big backers as well as a much wider audience.
The taste for indie games consoles has grown over the past twelve months with contenders such as Ouya managing to nail down $7 million in funding and partner with iHeartRadio, VEVO and OnLive.
GameStick is described as ’The Most Portable TV games Console Ever Created’ and will cost $79. Essentially a 2-inch stick that fits inside a controller, users will be able to play games on a regular TV.
On the company’s Facebook page it is clear that the team is very excited to have come this far with its Kickstarter campaign.
For those who want to join the community supporting GameStick, the Facebook fans are also being challenged to choose colour schemes for the console. So far, those polled appear to have a soft spot for Nintendo or SNES controller styles.
So, are GameStick supporters all retro gaming fans?
It will be interesting to see how the company grows and what form the product will take when it ships.