Ouya launches “Free the Games Fund” initiative for Kickstarter projects

Thursday, 18th July 2013 20:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ouya have launched an initiative called “Free the Games Fund” which the firm will add $1 million to in order to help double the funding of successful Kickstarters should the developer chose to the make the game a six-month timed exclusive on the console.

Game projects will have to launch on the crowd-funding service in order to be considered by August 9, 2013, and be successfully funded and developed by August 10, 2014. Each must also have at least $50,000 in total funding pledged – this amount does not include the initial amount needed for funding, just that the TOTAL must reach at least 50K.

Ouya will then match 100% of the total funds up to $250,000.

An additional $100,000 will also be paid to the developer who raises the most Kickstarter funding by the end of the program, according to Gamasutra.



  1. Lord Gremlin

    That doesn’t sounds too good. I mean, it discourages kickstarting, unless you want the game on Ouya. Which you shouldn’t because the system is bad. BAD.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Sorvin

    How is paying developers to make their games exclusive to a specific console really “freeing” the games?

    If that was the case then Sony and Microsoft would have free’d hundreds of games over the years.

    #2 1 year ago

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