OUYA announced today that they’ve already lined up their very first exclusive video game for their Android based console, and it’s coming from Robert Bowling’s (former IW community manager) new Robotoki game studio. Bowling was so excited about this project that he initially pledged $10,000 of his money to support it, as well as committing his studio’s first game project to the upstart indie focused game console. The game will be a prequel of sorts for Robotoki’s Human Element franchise, which was teased at E3.
Bowling’s commitment to OUYA only bolsters their efforts to create an affordable game console that promises free-to-play games in addition to a new platform for smaller developers to make money on. Considering they’ve already raised over $5 million duckets, the only way this project can fail now is if the team behind it gets cocky and greedy. Unfortunately, it’s human nature to do so when you get such an amazing response to an idea of yours, so let’s hope that Julie and her team remained focus on getting OUYA to market.
I know I want to receive my founders console even if I’m not so much of an Android fan, but I also want to see something that I’ve pledged money to succeed. It makes me feel like a poor man’s venture capitalist and I love it! You can check out a video of Bowling announcing this exciting OUYA news here. You’ve been thinking that EB needs a kickstarter campaign to take this thing to the next level…
[#ff entbuddha] “Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”