Tagged: gridiron thunder

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

Controversial Kickstarter Gridiron Thunder Closes Fully Funded (Updated)

Gridiron Thunder closed today having raised $171,009 on a goal of $75,000.  The campaign caught an initial wave of interest and popular support, but then quickly dived into questions regarding the validity of some of the backer support.  At one point the project owners, MogoTXT,… 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

Darkseas Games Blasts Gridiron Thunder In Kickstarter Comment

The MogoTXT and Gridiron Thunder situation is about to go full nuclear as another project creator and indie game developer, DarkSeas Games, has taken personal issue with the accusations surrounding Gridiron Thunder’s campaign. (We covered DarkSeas’s Kickstarted game here) Their comment reads as follows… We… Read More

UPDATED: MogoTXT Threatens Legal Action Against Backer On Gridiron Thunder Campaign Page

NOTE: two updates appear below the original article MogoTXT has taken issue with a backer comment on the Kickstarter campaign page for Gridiron Thunder. We first reported on Gridiron Thunder earlier this week. The game is taking part in Ouya’s #FreeTheGames fund, which promises to… 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