Use a keyboard and mouse to play games on Android

One thing I didn’t cover in our Android game controller guide is USB/BT Joystick Center’s new ability to use a mouse and keyboard to control games via root-only touch emulation. I haven’t played around with it myself yet, but YouTube user 527Andreas (which despite the name is not me) has, and it’s his video you can see above. Seems to be working quite nicely, especially with the Transformer’s keyboard dock. PC gamers always complain about consoles and their game controllers, so it’s ironic seeing something that is even lower on some people’s “real game scale” be controlled with “proper” hardware. [Google Play]

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.