Zeemote Closes Down!?

November 6th, 2009 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A, Gaming Gear | 2 Comments »

Zeemote Zeemote, the industry’s only thumbstick peripheral, is closing down or at least offering the business for sale. Though many doubted the success when it started, we didn’t expect it to fail after signing deals with most big handset vendors.

According to our source, investor Michael Fitzgerald of Commonwealth Capital Ventures will not detail anything about closing the company down, but he does plan to sell Zeemote’s assets. This news follows about 10 months after the company replaced its CEO.


At MGB we loved the idea of having an analogue stick for mobile gaming and we even had an exclusive story on the first launch which was in our home market (The Netherlands). We have tracked the company ever since and hope the best for both employees and the product itself.

    2 Responses to “Zeemote Closes Down!?”

    1. Pascal says:

      Shame, had the pleasure of taking the Zeemote for a spin (actually I created the first Zeemote ready game!) and it really worked for different game types.
      I guess the touching and tilting power of iPhone and Android devices made this hardware seem “dated”
      Also having to carry such an extra device in your pockets might have been the problem 🙁

    2. That is a real shame tho I only produced one Java title ‘Piglympics’ using the device before iPhone took me away from Java development altogether.
      I was waiting for a bluetooth/wireless iPhone version to be honest – oh well hope they find a buyer.

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