With Almost $5 Million In Funding, What’s Next For Ouya?

By Spencer . July 16, 2012 . 3:04pm

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Ouya is an Android based console — yes console meaning you can hook the Ouya up to your TV and play Android games on a larger screen with a controller. While no titles have been announced yet, video game designers like Jordan Mechner (Prince of Persia), Brian Fargo (The Bard’s Tale), and Jenova Chen (Journey) expressed interest in creating games for Ouya.

 

The public rushed to support Ouya too, which originally has a $950,000 goal on Kickstarter. As of today, the Ouya is shy of $5 million. What will they do with the extra money?

 

"With our stretch goals, we have two constituencies in mind.  Game Developers and Game Fans. We think game fans will primarily want stretch goals focused on content, whereas developers will be focused on features, partnerships and tools," CEO Julie Uhrman said over e-mail to Siliconera.

"We’ve received more than a thousand suggestions on specific stretch goals and that number is still growing.  Its great to get feedback from people who are truly invested in our success.We want to know what they are thinking, what they want, how we can make OUYA even better.  The support we have received for OUYA has truly been overwhelming."

 

The Ouya is slated to launch in March 2013 and pre-orders on Kickstarter run for just $99.


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