Guitar Hero co-creator's team brings in $6 million of venture capital for mobile-to-TV controller and app

Green Throttle Games, the company led by Charles Huang (above right) — co-founder of Guitar Hero co-developer RedOctane — has secured $6 million in venture-capital backing from Trinity Ventures and DCM, the studio announced today.

The funds will help Green Throttle "develop internal games, support external development, and advance software services," according to a press release announcing the investment. The company is currently working on Android-based mobile-device-to-television software and hardware that would allow users to connect a smartphone or tablet to a TV through HDMI and use Green Throttle's controller to play mobile games on a big screen.

Green Throttle's other co-founders are chief technical officer Karl Townsend (above left), lead engineer on the original Palm Pilot and its second iteration, and president and chief operating officer Matt Crowley (above center), formerly of Nokia and Palm.

"The ability to play mobile games on a big screen TV is very attractive, and Green Throttle's leadership is well poised to bring in the kind of top quality games and industry connections that are needed to turn the Atlas controller and Green Throttle's solution into a household name," said Trinity Ventures general manager Ajay Chopra in the press release.

Green Throttle is also developing an app called Green Throttle Arena that would serve as a central location for players to find Green Throttle-compatible games developed by the company and outside studios. According to the press release, Green Throttle has already formed partnerships with studios including nWay, Free Range Games, Mercenary Technology and Monstrous.

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