Kickstarter.com has a record breaking project that looks to change the shape of the video game world. Raising $2.5M in it’s first day, Ouya (pronounced OO-YAH) is a project that wants to bring the power of Android gaming to your HDTV.
For those of you who are unaware, Kickstarter is an online system that allows you to post an idea or project that needs funding on its website. You can post a video or some explanation of what the project is, and viewers can donate money to your cause directly through the site itself.
Ouya is an Android-powererd, hackable video game console that looks to bridge the gap between independent game developers and your living room. The console looks to give developers a cheap and affordable way to get their content to televisions across the country. A software developer kit needed for developing Android apps is installed into the console as is.
Ouya now has over 20,000 preorders for it’s console, which is priced at $99 per unit. Ouya will require developers to have a portion of their game free to the public, similar to games like Team Fortress 2, and League of Legends.
As of now, the Kickstarter project has amassed over $3.4M and this number grows by the minute. Ouya looks to revolutionize a stale gaming market that is overrun with shoddy social games mired with microtransactions, and overhyped AAA titles. Keep this project on your gaming radar.
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