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FOR SALE: OUYA Is Officially On the Market

Last September, Crowdfund Insider revealed that OUYA was rumored to be making its way to the sale block. The Android gaming startup rocketed to fame and potential fortune back in 2012 during a 29-day Kickstarter campaign, which it raised $8,596,474 from over 29,000 backers.  Unfortunately, the device consistently… Read More

Ouya Gets New Life with $10 Million Investment from Alibaba

The Wall Street Journal has announced that miniature Android gaming console, Ouya, was given a much needed funding boost from Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Sources revealed that Alibaba invested $10 million in Ouya last month and the two companies have discussed a plan to incorporate the… Read More

Creators of Former OUYA Console Exclusive, That Dragon, Cancer, Launch $85,000 Kickstarter to Bring the Game to Mac, Steam & PC

Last Wednesday (November 12th),  video game developers, Josh Larson and Ryan Green, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $85,000 to bring their game, That Dragon, Cancer, to PC, Mac and Steam. The new adventure was originally a OUYA console exclusive and is dedicated to… Read More

Is Ouya For Sale? Does Anyone Care?

Last week Re/Code posted that Android gaming platform Ouya was on the sales block. It sounded like it was almost a matter of time before an acquiring company swept in and scooped up a twitching carcass of a gaming platform.  To quote Re/Code; “Ouya, the… Read More

OUYA Moving Away from Free to Play Requirement

Crowdfunding superstar OUYA continues to find it’s way as it alters strategy once again.  In a recent blog post, OUYA’s Bob Mills stated; In the coming weeks, we’re going to let devs choose if they want to charge up front for their games. Now they’ll… Read More

Not Enough Demand For Ouya Hardware Despite Their Huge Crowdfunding Campaign

  Ouya has announced plans to drop their hardware-focused approach to become a software-only platform for Android games. Prognosticators once bullish on the subject of indie gaming consoles are suddenly cooling off. Although I don’t agree with the sudden change of heart, there are lessons… Read More

Gridiron Thunder Game for OUYA: Recap

Gridiron Thunder, an “Awesome Indie Football Game for OUYA” was successfully crowdfunded on September 8, 2013 after enduring a contentious and controversial campaign on Kickstarter.  Raising $171,009 on a goal of $75,000 the organizer MogoTXT threatened legal action against one of the backers in the… Read More

Gridiron Thunder Withdraws from OUYA’s Free The Games Fund (Updated)

Gridiron Thunder “Awesome Indie Football Game for OUYA” started with big expectations and much fanfare but slowly devolved into controversy and question.  The game was participating in OUYA’s Free the Games Fund and set to receive additional funding. The crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter set a… Read More

Ouya Revamps #FreeTheGames Fund To Combat Criticism

The Ouya FreeTheGames fund has been a debacle of sorts. First Gridiron Thunder came under fire for a set of large donations early in the campaign. Then Elementary, My Dear Holmes was suspended by Kickstarter for another collection of seemingly dubious contributors. Finally, a campaign for Dungeons the… Read More

Kickstarter Cancelled After Ouya Disqualifies Game From FreeTheGames Fund

The Ouya #FreeTheGames Fund, an initiative to match funds raised via crowdfunding on Kickstarter, continues to be a lightning rod of controversy. We covered Gridiron Thunder, a game that raised over $170,000 on Kickstarter allegedly thanks to some friends in high places. The average contribution… Read More

Ouya Game Gridiron Thunder Eyes September 30th Release After Igniting Firestorm

Recently MogoTXT CEO Andrew Won told Joystiq that his Blitz-style NFL arcade game Gridiron Thunder will be released on September 30th. Won ignited a firestorm recently after threatening legal action against a backer via the commenting platform on Kickstarter. This was in the midst of his company’s… Read More

Owen Good: Ouya An “Amateur-Hour Console”

In a rather scathing piece in Kotaku yesterday, Owen Good takes issue with Ouya’s #FreeTheGames fund, which has certainly resulted in some unintended consequences for the fledgeling indie console. In examining campaigns for Elementary, My Dear Holmes and Gridiron Thunder, Good wonders how Ouya still has any… Read More

Kickstarter Suspends Campaign For Ouya Game “Elementary, My Dear Holmes” Following Suspicious Backer Activity

It looks like suspicious backer activity has led to the suspension of one campaign participating in Ouya’s #FreeTheGames fund, a crowdfunding contest on Kickstarter. Funding for Elementary, My Dear Holmes was suspended less than 24 hours ago. The campaign was fully funded with almost a month… Read More

Mysterious Backers For Ouya Games Raise Concerns About Fraud, Scam

We wrote about Gridiron Thunder yesterday. The game is already fully-funded on Kickstarter and is participating in Ouya’s #FreeTheGames fund, so the game is eligible for a funding match from Ouya. VG 24/7 provides the following explanation regarding the more dubious aspects of the campaign… Unfortunately, questions… Read More

Fully Funded On Kickstarter, Gridiron Thunder Doubles Funds Thanks To Ouya Contest

Gridiron Thunder is crowdfunding on Kickstarter in order to build an arcade-style football game for the Ouya. Ouya famously raised over $8 million on Kickstarter for a cheap, Android-powered gaming console for the masses. Early gameplay footage of Gridiron Thunder invokes memories of NFL Blitz, albeit… Read More

OUYA Quells Crabby Backers With Store Credit

A few weeks back we reported on a big PR fail on the part of OUYA, the gaming console manufacturer that raised over $8 million on Kickstarter. As OUYAs made their way to the shelves of Best Buy, some backers hadn’t received their units yet…. Read More

Ouya Sells 13-19K Retail Units In June As Google Ramps Up To Compete

According to recent data from video game industry analyst NPD, Ouya sold 13,000 to 19,000 units via retail sales channels in the month of June. That does not include any units sold on their website or the units shipped to Kickstarter backers. 19,000 units isn’t… Read More

Ouya Offers Up $1 Million Fund For Exclusive Games

Ouya has announced the creation of a $1 million fund to encourage game developers to create games exclusive to the Ouya. Ouya famously raised $8.5 million on Kickstarter before accepting $15 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins. The $1 million fund will be used to… Read More

OUYA Hits Store Shelves, Some Backers Still Waiting

It’s a bad PR day for Kickstarter darling OUYA. Yesterday the Android-powered gaming console hit store shelves and quickly sold out on Amazon and at GameStop locations. It was a clear signs that OUYA fans were hungry for the console. However, some backers still haven’t… Read More

Founder of Crowdfunded Game Console Ouya on CNBC (Video)

As part of the ongoing disruptor seriers, Ouya founder and CEO Julie Urhman was featured on CNBC this morning to talk about the Ouya gaming console. Ouya is a Kickstarter superstar – having funded $8,596,474.00 and ranks as one the most successful crowdfunding campaigns ever.  The… Read More

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