Ouya console Kickstarter has exceeded it’s goal
We first learned about the new Android-based console last week when RichTheRookie covered the console’s announcement. Now, within only two days of it’s Kickstarter campaign being launched, it has exceeded it’s backing goal of $950,000 by nearly $1MIL. It’s very exciting to know that Ouya (pronounced Ooo-yah) will be making it’s way into our homes.
For those that may not have been following the story, Ouya is a new video game console built from the opensource Android platform. Besides it mere $99 price tag, Ouya also boasts the the fact that it comes prepackaged with it’s own development kit. Basically, this means that anyone who wants to develop a game for the Ouya platform will be provided all the tools necessary to do so from the start. So, Indie developers and will not have to purchase expensive development kits just to make their games, making this one of the most accessible platforms out there.
A lot of people are concerned that, since this is an Android based console, all of the games will be mobile games like Angry Birds, however Boxer8, the developers of the console, had this to say, “”Ouya was not created merely to host ports of existing Android games. We’ve built this badboy to play the most creative content from today’s best known AAA game designers as well as adored indie gamemakers.”
Personally, I am really excited to see this launch in March of next year. If you want to make a pledge, and I’d say you do, head over to their Kickstarter page and shell out a few quid. The rewards are actually pretty good, with the smallest one at $10 or more allowing you to reserve your unique username for the console, $99 reserving you a Ouya console and controller, and $699 getting you a developer package replete with your game being marketed by Ouya for one year.
Tegra3 quad-core processor
8GB of internal flash storage
HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth LE 4.0
USB 2.0 (one)
Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad
Check out the video below with Julie Uhrman, the founder of Ouya, letting us know what Ouya is all about. Let us know what you think of Ouya in the comments section below.