OUYA kiddin' me? Double Fine will support Android console

07 Feb, 2013, 19:31 | Posted by: Jason | Source: GamesIndustry International
For those of you, who, like me, would need to look it up, Ouya is the Kickstarter-funded, Android powered game console that will made be available to its backers come March (and hit the streets this summer). The main bullet points for Ouya are its Open Development Kit (no licensing fee - anyone can make a game!) and the requirement of every title to have some sort of free-to-play aspect.

This makes the platform sound like a rather good fit for an independent studio like Double Fine, and... well gosh-a-roonie, what a co-inky-dink!

During her talk at DICE 13, Ouya founder Julie Uhrman announced that both Double Fine and Words With Friends creator Paul Bettner are planning titles for the Android-powered console. Uhrman claims that over 450 titles are coming to the console.

Double Fine will be bringing the recently-released The Cave and the Kickstarted Double Fine Adventure to the Ouya. Uhrman also revealed that the Double Fine Adventure is currently code-named Reds. Bettner is creating a brand-new, self-funded studio, Verse, to focus on Ouya development.

Both The Cave and REDS (code name just revealed, apparently) already confirmed? Sounds like the studio is fully supporting Ouya going forward. The pinball machine ports remain an open question.

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    Comment by: Shmargin | Posted 08 Feb, 2013, 00:11 | Quote
    Yeah they could have at least chosen a better picture of the system to use. The actual hardware is pretty slick looking, they used an old prototype picture there. Ouya! - Creates a hyperlink
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    Comment by: haydenwce27 | Posted 07 Feb, 2013, 23:56 | Quote
    Gamesindustry.biz writers obviously aren't backers.

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