DETROIT
04/23/2013 10:23 am ET Updated Jun 23, 2013

Compuware Employee Reinvents Video Game Controller With REvolve

Peter Von Buskirk searches for video game controller options that often frustrated the software developer, so he made his own.

The REvolve is a cross-platform controller that works for video games on PC, Mac, Android, OUYA, PS3 and Xbox360 systems. It combines a trackball function with a traditional gamepad to provide easier player movement. That was about a decade ago. Although Von Buskirk and his team knew they had a winning combination they couldn't find the right support to break through into the mainstream market.

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