It’s been over a week since we first heard of the Android-gaming device, GameStick, which is not to be confused with Ouya, and since then, it reached its Kickstarter of $100,000 after just two days of its launch, and even set a new goal to then add a microSD slot to the GameStick. But it looks like all was not well in the GameStick world as they hit a slight snag earlier today.
GameStick was completely pulled from Kickstarter making its project page completely inaccessible to the public due to “an intellectual property dispute.” Kickstarter went on to say, “If we are not able to re-post it within 30 days, we will cancel the project.” If 30 days passed and GameStick still wasn’t able to resolve its IP dispute, then the project would have been “permanently unavailable” and all pledges would have expired.
Thankfully, the project’s creator PlayJam responded on their Facebook page saying, “This IP issue has NOTHING to do with our design or product! It’s a small snag in one of our promo videos demonstrating a game that was exposed without clearance.” Shortly after that message, the Kickstarter page returned to its former glory.
For those of you who have been looking forward to the GameStick since it was announced, you have no idea how close you were to completely losing the project. Let’s just hope after all this drama, the GameStick turns out to be a worthwhile product.