Tagged: freethegames

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

Drama Continues on Successfully Funded Ouya Game Gridiron Thunder (Updated)

As we have previously reported, Gridiron Thunder is crowdfunding on Kickstarter having surpassed their goal of raising $75,000 they stand at almost $100,000 raised as of today.  The video game is taking part in Ouya’s #FreeTheGames fund which offers matching funds in support of games… Read More

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