I have been looking for a new tablet controller for Star Citizen and Gametouch Controller seems to be perfect.
Over the years I have tried almost all of them, Game glass, Touch portal, Hardware solutions like the Elgato Stream deck and so many others.
Gametouch Controller seems to have got it almost perfect and are working on improvements and upgrades, it also supports more than one device but you only have to pay one low purchase.
It gets even better as the developer Grant Draper is a Star Citizen fan and even learned to program to create this solution.
I am sold it excellent, simple to setup and customise and most importantly it works very fast as a the Server software runs on your local pc so no nasty cloud services.
Here is the feature reel.
About GAMETOUCH Controller.
Operating over your Home Network with the ability to connect multiple touch screen devices simultaneously, setup your ultimate simulator cockpit experience, or put friends and family to work as dedicated co-pilots. Will they put shields to full ? or will they let you die in a blaze of glory ?
The shield face UI is now accessible on the combat flight panel (make a button that transitions to FLC).
Community Feedback. – I need to update this, there has been so much positive feedback.
“I was a bit skeptical, but trust me, Game Touch Controller is sick. Seriously. Not even sponsored or anything. I just set it up and it’s genuinely miles ahead of GameGlass for real-world functionality. ” – XeroState
“When you’re a #StarCitizen Criminal like me & always running for your life… GTc is my savior! , I can auto-run to bunkers! There’s many other features so check it out for yourself!” – 6lasphemous
“Autoconnection with my android was rapid and honestly that is a real cool app for SC.”
“This is way better than -Something Else-“ changed from specifics to -Something Else- by developer-“
“I tested the app for the first time on my iPad. It worked great. I really like it. “
“your app is sooooo much more responsive.”
“One cool bonus as an IT Guy: it’s all local. No cloud reliance. No data levels the network. Just your tablet(s) and your PC.
Works wonderfully and is woefully undervalued”
“Such an amazing app love using it in my gameplay. Only had it q couple days but it changes the experience 100 fold.”
“As a user of this app– it reallllly adds to immersion on top of making quick access to constantly used features. Love it! “
“This is pretty much beyond what I expected, already have org mates using it regularly. Canceled my -edited by developer- subscription and damn happy I did. “
Back Story: Approximately 18 Months ago, I was looking for touch screen peripheral software like this to help with Star Citizen controls while maintaining the immersion. I only found one product that came remotely close.
After investigating the monetization and network architecture for aforementioned product, I made comment on a forum about how I felt there were, in my opinion a lot of poor design choices from a usability, responsiveness and privacy perspective.
I received a typical “Forum Discussion” response to the effect of “well you go make one if you think you can do better, or stop complaining”
So I spent a year learning to program a cross platform language, engaged with the community and as a sole developer created what you see here. GameTouch Controller – By a Gamer for Gamers. This project was initially just going to be for me to use, but the community encouraged me to sell it to them.
I learned how to compile for each platform, the requirements for each of the App stores. I then engaged with some excellent Star Citizen Facebook communities, provided free beta access and they have, and continue to, aid in releasing this product for a small fee to the community.
I’m just a small independent developer, I don’t have a big marketing budget or investment capital, so community feedback and engagement are extremely important for me. Word of mouth is my only real “advertising”.
My guiding principles creating this project are: usability, no ads, no subscriptions, no additional accounts, no collection of user data, and responsiveness.
A common FAQ I receive is:
Q. Why would we pay the $3-$5 one time when we can use another product for free, what does your product do theirs does not ?.
A. Here are just some of the cases.
1. Because GameTouch Controller operates purely on your LAN and has no lag.
2. You don’t need to make another account with yet another company.
3. It never disconnects or requires authentication with an external source (you can use it just fine while disconnected from the internet)
4. You can use as many devices as you want per platform purchase for no additional cost. (connect 50 iPads if you like, still only costs you the one time $3-$5 depending on region. Get it on Android (Amazon or Google) for $3-$5 and connect another 50 Android devices. The Windows client is free and just uses an android/iOS device on your network to authenticate.
5. You get access to analogue inputs via Virtual Joysticks.
6. Nothing is free, there is a saying which I have found to hold true in almost all cases. If you aren’t buying the product YOU ARE THE PRODUCT.
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As I mentioned, You are the product.
I encourage you to give GameTouch Controller a chance, and if you want something changed or added, if it’s within my knowledge to do so I will do my best, and if it’s not I will learn how. Hit me up on discord if you wish, when I’m available I’m always open for discussion. Or check out the Twitch streamers already using it if you want another opinion. They aren’t paid by me in anyway, their links are on this site to show support to the people who have given this product a chance in it’s infancy.
Thank You all, especially those who helped me get this far.