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07-14-2012, 03:45 PM
OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console


OUYA: The revolution will be televised OUYA is a new game console for the TV, powered by Android.
We've packed this little box full of power. Developers will have access to OUYA's open design so they can produce their games for the living room, taking advantage of everything the TV has to offer.
Best of all, OUYA's world-class controller, console, and interface come in one beautiful, inexpensive package. All the games on it will be free, at least to try.
Great games come from great developers.Developers can wave farewell to the roadblocks of bringing a console game to market. Anyone can make a game: every OUYA console is a dev kit. No need to purchase a license or an expensive SDK. It's built on Android, so developers already know how it works.
That doesn't mean OUYA is an Android port. You can create the next big title in your bedroom – just like the good old days! Who needs pants!?
OUYA could change AAA game development, too. Forget about licensing fees, retail fees, and publishing fees.
And developers agree:
"This has the potential to be the game developer’s console. It's about time!" --Brian Fargo (https://twitter.com/BrianFargo) (founder of inXile)
“Who wouldn't want a beautiful piece of industrial design that sells for $99, plugs straight into your TV, and gives you access to a huge library of games?" –Jordan Mechner (http://twitter.com/jmechner) (creator of Prince of Persia, Karateka)
“If OUYA delivers on the promise of being the first true open gaming platform that gives indie developers access to the living room gaming market, yes that is a great idea. We will follow the development of OUYA and see how it resonates with gamers. I could see all current Mojang games go on the platform if there's a demand for it.” – Mojang (https://twitter.com/notch) (developer of Minecraft)
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"I'm excited for OUYA! I am a firm believer that there is always room to challenge the status quo." -- Jenova Chen (https://twitter.com/jenovachen) (thatgamecompany, creator of flOw, Cloud, and Flower)
“The prospect of an affordable, open console -- that's an idea I find really exciting.” -- Adam Saltsman (https://twitter.com/ADAMATOMIC/) (Semi Secret, creator of Canabalt)

"Our games will work so well on a TV, we just need an easy way to get them there. OUYA could be it." -- Marek Rabas (Madfinger Games (https://twitter.com/MADFINGERGames))

"An open game console that gives independent game developers the flexibility to experiment with their games and business models on the TV, is something that's long overdue." – David Edery (https://twitter.com/djedery) (Spry Fox, creator of Triple Town)

Lelocks Trent
07-14-2012, 03:47 PM
This is by far the coolest Kickstarter with the most promise I have seen yet. Free Games! Who doesn't love free games? This could drive an entire industry forward and create an entirely new market for Android developers. I only wish I could get an equity stake in this project.

Does anyone know when the first units will be shipped?

07-14-2012, 04:46 PM
Just thought I would throw these stats out there from a kickstarter perspective. So far Ouya is the most successful Kickstarter project ever!

DAY 1 - 1:00 PM $404,893
DAY 1 - 2:00 PM $506,864
DAY 1 - 3:00 PM $648,606
DAY 1 - 4:00 PM $806,163
DAY 1 - 5:00 PM $959,507 FUNDED!
DAY 1 - 11:30 PM $1,901,331 2X GOAL!
DAY 2 - 11:30 AM $2,853,350 3X GOAL!
DAY 3 - 12:30 PM $4,026,892 4X GOAL!

Fastest to raise $1M on Kickstarter (8H 22M)
Biggest single day total on Kickstarter ($2,589,687.77)

07-17-2012, 01:33 PM
Here's an interview with the new companies President:


07-18-2012, 08:42 AM
Wow, just wow! They set out to raise $950,000, and are now over $5 million - $5,046,834

Still have 3 weeks left to raise even more cash.

07-20-2012, 09:14 AM
Crazy. Why didn't I think of this. I wonder though if the idea is really something that will be a success. The Xbox 360 is getting a price decrease to $99, which is the same price Ouya will be. Xbox certainly has better graphics technology. It's hard to compete with the big boys. $5 million is nothing compared with Microsoft's tens of billions!

07-21-2012, 07:47 AM
The amount of publicity for this project is amazing. Basically every tech blog out there has written about Ouya. The more amazing thing is that there are dozens of even better ideas out there on Kickstarter which just don't get noticed.

07-22-2012, 10:31 AM
It seems as though things are leveling off now. Almost everyone interested in funding this project seem to have. The company is growing before our eyes, recently hiring one of the executives at Amazon. Should be interesting to what what kind of time frame this project will have for when the first systems begin shipping.

06-04-2014, 06:30 PM
looks great! Let's hope more and more companies will be interested in publishing titles on this machine...

06-05-2014, 12:32 AM
They've been launched if I'm not mistaken, right?


06-05-2014, 03:11 AM
Looks great

Kenny Bailey
06-05-2014, 08:36 AM
I believe so, yes. They're available for $99, apparently. :O Wow, I didn't realize they were already out. It's been a while since I checked out Ouya news.

Brian Bibi
06-05-2014, 11:26 AM
yes its launched and is a fantastic initiative.

06-05-2014, 03:38 PM
Very impressive!

06-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Does Ouya support AS3?

06-07-2014, 07:06 AM
Man this was an epic idea! I love the creativity people have in this world!