Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman has responded to former Ouya exclusive Towerfall’s comparatively enormous success on PlayStation 4, calling it validation of the microconsole’s approach.
“21% of Towerfall’s total revenue comes from Ouya, which is pretty impressive when you consider the legacy and size of the Steam and Playstation communities,” Uhrman said in a statement, putting a logical positive spin on the news.
“Plus, OUYA helped put Towerfall and Matt on the map. His story signals that Ouya works: we are finding the next great developers and making them household names, while rewarding their great games with real money in their pocket.”
Towerfall came to PC and PS4 in an updated form called Towerfall: Ascension. It has gone on to earn $500,000 in sales, the majority of which were derived from the PS4 release.
Ouya is a crowdfunded Android-based microconsole that differentiates by insisting that all games offer a free-to-play mode or demo. It has had mixed success and now seems to be evolving; the free-to-play thing is on the way out, and it’s coming to other hardware.