The Whippering Indie Cup, a first-year indie game developer showcase and contest event, has kicked out some fresh news at the event that might be of interest to code warriors of all stripes. Logitech G, one of the sponsors and exhibitors at the Whippering Indie Cup, is promoting the Arx Control app at its booth.
The app is designed to present a wide variety of in-game info, intel and stats on your mobile device. While any keyboard on the hardware side or mobile device on the software side is compatible, Logitech naturally does recommend its G410 Atlas Spectrum TKL mechanical gaming keyboard and the Logitech G910 Orion Spark mechanical keyboard, both of which feature an adjustable dock for mobile devices. The Arx Control app is available for download on both Android and iOS.
On the creation side, through the Arx Control SDK, developers can create customized apps to shuttle content between mobile devices and their games. Valve Software is one of the AAA developers on board to integrate Arx Control into its games. From the app creation side is where, Logitech hopes, you, the developers of the world, come in:
Today, in conjunction with its presence — and focus — at Whippering Cup, the gaming division of the well-known computer and mobile accessories company is hosting the global Arx Control Challenge as a throwdown to developers to create the best Arx Control app for a shot at $5,000 as the top prize. First, second and third places get social media exposure up the wazoo and a full set of Logitech G Gear. The contest runs December 9, 2015, to February 29, 2016.
All the Arx Control Challenge details, rules and FAQ, and more can be found at the official Arx promo page.
The Whippering Indie Cup runs through 6 p.m. December 10, 2015, at the The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.