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.



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  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