It’s official, Ouya is the 2nd most successful Kickstarter campaign since the company started in 2009, raising $8,596,475 dollars in 30 days. Ouya’s original goal for the campaign was $950,000. Gamers and the gaming media exploded in support of this new open console, which will be powered by Android, reaching that goal in less than 2 days.
In the late days of the campaign, there has been a flood of developer and publisher support for the console, from indie developers to some of the big names too, such as Mojangg, Namco Bandai, and Square Enix. OnLive will also be supporting the console which might be a win-win for both companies. Support has also come from developers outside of games such as VEVO, iHeartRadio, and XMBC.
We’d be remiss without mentioning that Tim Schaefer at Double Fine proved crowdfunding was a viable option for game developers earlier this year when his upcoming game, currently without a title known right now as Double Fine Adventure generated over 3 million dollars (at the time becoming the #1 most successful Kickstarter of all time).
Now all there is to do is play the waiting game as we anticipate the launch of the console, in March 2013.
A part time gaming journalist and radio practitioner, and one of the first editors here at Default Prime, Mike has been gaming since birth, starting back with the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64, on through to the PS3, PC, and whatever comes next. He is educated in communications and is a project manager by trade.
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