When the Ouya console team realized that some of their Kickstarter backers were not happy with the way the product launched, CEO Julie Uhrman decided to send out an e-mail to the original backers offering them a credit.
Ouya is going to start matching some of the Kickstarter funds raised by games designed for their Android powered console. Ouya is calling this developer-focused fund the “Free the Games Fund.” Ouya is going to distribute $1 million to eligible Ouya game projects that launches on Kickstarter between August 9, 2013 and August 10, 2014.
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The $99 Ouya Android video game console went for sale today. Founded by former IGN executive, Julie Uhrman, the Ouya console gained national attention for hitting around $8.6 million in crowd-sourced funding across 63,000 backers from Kickstarter. This was followed up by a $15 million venture round funding from Kleiner Perkins and several others. There are currently 150 games available for the Ouya. Every game is free to try, according to Uhrman.
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Ouya is an Android-powered gaming console that retails for $99. The console was originally supposed to start selling on June 4th, but now it will be delayed to June 25th. Ouya also announced that they have received $15 million in venture capital funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Other investors that were part of this round include Mayfield Fund, NVIDIA, Shasta Ventures, and Occam Partners. This funding is on top of the $8.6 million that Ouya raised from Kickstarter in August 2012.
OUYA is an upcoming Android-based video game console that will be arriving in retail stores starting this June. The console will launch with 481 Android games according to OUYA’s forums. If this is true, this will be the only video game console to launch with this many titles. Many of the games were made available on mobile devices that run on Android and the graphics will likely be scaled up for use on the OUYA console. [Source: UberGizmo]
OUYA’s Kickstarter crowd-funding initiative has concluded. The Android-based gaming console has hit about $8,596,475 in Kickstarter funding across 63,300 backers. Those who opted for developer editions will receive the console in December and the majority of the other backers will receive the console in March 2013. In case you missed out, the general will be able to pre-order the console in April.
The Ouya Android gaming console has surpassed $2.3 million in Kickstarter funding. The console surpassed $1 million in funding in 8 hours and over 25,000 backers put money into the project within 24 hours. The Ouya Android game console will cost $99 to buy. The Ouya gaming console will have a Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.0, USB, and 1080p HDMI connection to a TV. Ouya has a wireless controller with two analog joysticks, a d-pad, and eight action buttons. The Ouya console is powered by the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.