Published on July 10th, 2012 | by Jondo0
Android-based gaming console “OUYA” to be released, open-source
A new gaming console is on the rise (and it did not take very long). The console dubbed “OUYA” was announced today along with a Kickstarter page for it, and I think it is safe to say that it will be coming to the market very soon. In under 12 hours, the project reached its goal of $950,000, with more backers constantly coming in.
What does this mean for the gaming market? Well, OUYA is an open-sourced console, making it very developer-friendly and easier to create new games. As the market has been steadily shifting towards mobile gaming, it has been getting more and more difficult for game-makers to find their audience for the more serious platforming. So, the guys who made OUYA want to bring that focus back to the home console, while also making it less expensive for people to develop games. The console itself will be very cheap, as their Kickstarter is offering it to backers for only $99. And an open-source console means you will not need a license or an SDK; you can literally start designing a game right on the spot. And although OUYA is built on Android, it isn’t a straight-up port of the operating system.
Forget mobile gaming; these guys are bringing it all back to the TV.
(Do you want to back this project? Maybe even reserve your own OUYA console? Check out their Kickstarter page to watch their video and read more about the console!)