Interesting new app 'Kainy'; play PC games like Skyrim, Portal & More on phones/tabs

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    7,813
    Likes Received:
    1,750
    Trophy Points:
    258
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +1,785

    There is a new debut app from a dev named, Jean-Sebastien Royer, available on the app store, and it has a very intriguing concept. The app is called "Kainy", and it allows you to remotely stream your PC-games on your Android smartphone or tablet using Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G. At first blush it's easy to spot that the big problem with this idea is that the various games on PC's have an infinite variety of control schemes. Luckily, Jean-Sebastien Royer accepted this challenge and created a brilliant way around it. Built into "Kainy" is a completely customizable control scheme system, that even includes around 100 custom preset control schemes, including accelerometer controls where those could function properly.

    In fact, Kainy even allows you to connect a Bluetooth keyboard for extra options, and the app offers 128-bit authentication/data encryption. Finally, the dev shares on his website that weekly updates are a priority for him which could mean great things for the potential of this app. You can find the app for $5.04 in the Google Play Store. Here are some links below and a demo video above.

    Source: AndroidPolice and Kainy Developer Website and Google Play Store
     
  2. smokiedabong

    smokiedabong Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    988
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Internet
    Ratings:
    +14
    I love playing PC games but my three 27" 3D Vision surround monitors always make me dizzy and I hate the sound of those 3-way SLI GTX580 , this application is just perfect, now I can sit on my sofa away from my PC and play games :)
     
  3. SwiftLegend

    SwiftLegend Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    NYC
    Ratings:
    +8
    If they make you that dizzy, I'll gladly take them off your hands :)
     
  4. liftedplane

    liftedplane Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    131
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Washington State
    Ratings:
    +141
    it's a pretty cool idea but streaming games? I've tried this on remote desktop connections before and it always works like crap. Wonder how he makes it smooth.
     
  5. kptphalkon

    kptphalkon Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,380
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Ratings:
    +6
    Remote desktop is laggy itself because it uses a virtual desktop on the client-side. If this just streams video playback and the control data without having to emulate too many things it should work on most phones.
     
  6. MissionImprobable

    MissionImprobable Silver Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,916
    Likes Received:
    84
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings:
    +85
    Super nice. Seems like this would be great on an Xperia Play too.
     
  7. akhenax

    akhenax Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,180
    Likes Received:
    131
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    NY
    Ratings:
    +133
    I don't play games on my PC, but this looks super awesome.
     
Search tags for this page
apps like skyrim for android
,
game like skyrim for android
,
games like portal for android
,

games like skyrim for android

,
games like skyrim on android
,
how to play skyrim on android
,
pc games on droid
,
play skyrim on android
,
play skyrim on android phone
,
skyrim on android