Tag Archives: Ouya
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 | 21:37 GMT
All Ouya games are required to to be free-to-try, and CEO Julie Uhrman told GamesIndustry this should help keep the crowdfunded console’s online store free from dross. “It cleans up the app store. It removes the confusion between a paid app store and a free app store. We also think it cuts down on the copycat games, where you have games that look like each other and one is paid but the other is free and you don’t know what to do,” she explained. Uhrman said the free-to-try model is what really sets the $99 micro-console apart from competitors. Ouya is expected in June.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 | 21:28 GMT
Having crowdfunded Ouya, you may wish to consider crowdfunding some games for the Android-based hardware, which arrives in June. NightLight Interactive is hoping you’ll turn your attention to Whispering Willows, a supernatural adventure coming to PC, Mac, Linux and later mobile platforms in addition to the micro-console. The team boasts of experience on BioShock, Tony Hawk, FIFA and Call of Duty, with artsist credits at Disney, Lucas Arts, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. It looks quite pretty and has a number of interesting rewards; check out a pitch video and some early gameplay on KIckstarter.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 | 23:32 GMT
Ouya hopes to expedite the approval process for developers keen to get their games onto the Android-based console.
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 | 01:28 GMT
Double Fine Adventure will come to just one console during its launch window – the Android-based, crowd-funded Ouya, according to CEO Julie Uhrman.
Tue, Feb 05, 2013 | 10:09 GMT
Ouya is heading to retail in June at just $99. The crowd-funded console made waves on Kickstarter, and the company has also confirmed that pre-orders have now shipped to backers.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 | 03:13 GMT
A new developer blog from the Ouya team shows off changes to the Android-based console’s control pad. The most obvious change is to the D-pad, which now boasts a distinct, raised cross rather than being flatter and more disc-like. The analog sticks have been made more rubbery, the touch pad will be more sensitive, the triggers are being overhuled and the battery will soon be less likely to fall out mid-game. Ouya was Kickstarted in August to the tune of $8 million, and its first dev kits began shipping in December.
Thanks, PA Report.
Fri, Jan 04, 2013 | 16:08 GMT
Ouya development kits starting shipping at the end of 2012, and Finnish developer Aptual was one of the recipients of the Andorid-based console. The firm was even kind enough to post a video of its in-development title Roasty Rooster running on the console to its Facebook page. We’ve embedded the video for you below.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 | 20:06 GMT
Ouya has announced the first devkits for the Android-based console will start shipping on December 28. The SDK will be made available via its web portal when the kits ship. A team is also working on optimizing search and discovery, and on the kit’s UI. The dev consoles are an early version of the Ouya console and controller designed for developers to test their games on Ouya. The firm’s Kickstarter developers will be the first to get the consoles in the post. More on the official blog. Thanks, Gamasutra.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 20:39 GMT
Pier Solar’s Kickstarter has met its funding goal with six days to go, prompting indie developer WaterMelon to update the HD edition of the game’s page with new stretch goals and a video.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 | 05:03 GMT
Ed Fries, often called the “father of Xbox”, believes gaming platform holders need to wise up to Apple’s disruptive app-based business model.
Thu, Nov 01, 2012 | 11:06 GMT
OUYA the open platform console that raised $8,596,474 in Kickstarter funding is to ship with the Android Jelly Bean operating system, the manufacturer can confirm.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 01:49 GMT
Banner Saga Factions, the free-to-play multiplayer game by Stoic Studio, will arrive on PC and Mac in early November, the developers have announced.
Thu, Sep 06, 2012 | 20:33 BST
Ouya may gain shelf space at GameStop when it comes to market, according to the retail chain’s CEO Paul Raines. Speaking with Joystiq, Raines said GameStop would be “a part of any console launch in the future,” and the firm is fond ideas surrounding open-source components. “There will be games developed for that stuff. So you’re going to see more of these open source type products, and we will be right in the middle of all of it,” he said.
Ouya’s Kickstarter closed in August with $8,596,475 raised.
Thu, Aug 09, 2012 | 09:43 BST
Ouya’s Kickstarter campaign to help fund the development of an open platform, Andrioid-powered gaming console has now closed with a staggering $8,596,475 in crowd funds.
Wed, Aug 08, 2012 | 15:16 BST
Namco Bandai could be the next big publisher to sign up to distribute on Ouya, the Android-powered console that smashed its funding target on Kickstarter recently.
Tue, Aug 07, 2012 | 15:18 BST
The developers of Ouya have announced XBMC, the open source media player, will be integrated into the console. Another deal with TuneIn, ta free sports and music service, with over 70,000 stations across 230 countries will also be available through the console. New shots of the console posted on its Kickstarter page, also show it is indeed “about the size of a Rubik Cube,” and the controller appears rather small as well in the new shots. The console has 36 hours left on its Kickstarter, and 52,483 backers have pledged $6,974,791.
Thu, Aug 02, 2012 | 16:05 BST
Cliffhanger Productions has released a new video update for its Shadowrun Online Kickstarter project, which provides specifics regarding in-game missions, security alarm status levels for “stealth and infiltration tactics,” the action and combat system, and how the game will blend a turn-based and action into a multiplayer title. The firm has also announced the game will support Linux and the Ouya console, alongside the aforementioned PC and Mac.
Wed, Aug 01, 2012 | 20:26 BST
A limited edition version of Ouya has been announced via the console’s Kickstarter page. You can only get in on the color this week when you pledge $140. If you have already pledged $99 for the silver model, add in the extra funds if you would rather have brown. The controller is also brown. The makers behind the console also announced today a partnership with Vevo, which will allow users to view all its videos through the console. The Kickstarts only has 7 days left, and 47,166 backers have pledged $6,112,042.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 | 12:25 BST
OUYA backer and developer of Firefall Red5 studios has called out Sony and Microsoft’s lack of willingness to embrace new ideas and change in the industry. The studio also thinks you are paying too much for new games.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 | 12:23 BST
Final Fantasy 3 will launch on the Android-based console OUYA March 2013, Square-Enix has confirmed.