Ouya Open Console Set To Bring Free Indie Gaming To HDTVs - Kickstarter

Tom Hopkins

The latest gaming Kickstarter project could be the most ambitious yet - Ouya, a brand new, $95 console platform.

Published on Jul 10, 2012

A new Kickstarter project is aiming to take on the Xbox 360 and PS3 with a new console designed to bring free, indie-originated gameplay to the living room.

The creators of Ouya, a new Android-based console device for HDTVs, are hoping to raise $950,000 in the next 29 days.

"It's time we brought back innovation, experimentation, and creativity to the big screen. Let’s make the games less expensive to make, and less expensive to buy. With all our technological advancements, shouldn't costs be going down? Gaming could be cheaper!"

The project's Kickstarter page features comments from Mojang, Jenova Chen, Jordan Mechner, Brian Fargo and others who all applaud the concept - but will it work?

"We're handing the reins over to the developer with only one condition: at least some gameplay has to be free," adds the description. It could be a demo, F2P game or simply a completely free game.

Hackers and modders are also free to change the console as they see fit.

The Ouya is only $95 with a wireless controller, and packs Tegra 3 quad-core architecture, 1GB of RAM, 8GB flash storage, Bluetooth, WiFi and more.



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