Ouya core creator and former IGN veteran Julie Uhrman promised gamers that if they took to Kickstarter to help bring Ouya to its funding goal of $950,000, the console would see a release in March 2013. Well, they’re almost halfway their in just hours.
It’s now over $410,000, and the project’s been live only hours.
The new console will be completely hackable and open, allowing anyone to make a game and release it onto the market.
“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,” explained the Kickstarter. It added, “That doesn’t mean OUYA is an Android port.”
“OUYA could change AAA game development, too. Forget about licensing fees, retail fees, and publishing fees.”
“You can create the next big title in your bedroom – just like the good old days! Who needs pants!?”
Only requirement is that the game must include some free gameplay upon relese, whether it be in the form of a demo, or a freemium model will be up to the developer, who’ll also set their own prices.
“At least some gameplay has to be free. We borrowed the free-to-play model from games like League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, Triple Town, and many others. Developers can offer a free demo with a full-game upgrade, in-game items or powers, or ask you to subscribe.”