Ouya Kickstarter Is Going Insanely Well [FORGOT SOMETHING]
We talked about this a bit on the Anythingcast recently, but Ouya is a new console being made that is getting people pretty excited. Running on Android, Ouya is claiming to be the first completely open console, letting anyone design games for it, having all those games be free to play, being hacker friendly so people can turn the thing into whatever they want and charging only $99 for the damned thing. Since the people making this magic box is a brand new company, they needed some help kicking things off. So, they started a Kickstarter, and it’s going pretty damn well.
The goal of the Kickstarter was to raise $950,000 to turn their prototype of the Ouya into a production-ready model so we can actually buy the thing. Since starting the project four days ago, they have almost 36,000 backers and raised a total $4,581,577 at time of writing. They have been getting all kinds of media coverage and been praised by some big names in the games industry like Jordan Mechner, Jenova Chen and Mojang.
If you haven’t gotten the chance, check out their Kickstarter and if you like what they’re selling back them. If I had any money, I know I would be. I really do hope that this thing makes it, because it is one of the coolest new consoles I have ever heard of.
For all you techno-nuts out there, the Kickstarter also listed the machines tech specs.
- Tegra3 quad-core chipset
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal flash storage
- HDMI connection to TV, support for up to 1080p
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth LE 4.0
- 1 USB 2.0 port
- Wireless controller (2 analog sticks, d-pad, 8 action buttons, system button), touchscreen
- Android 4.0