It's Open Season!
We just licked the stamps and waved a fond farewell to 1,200 OUYA Developer Consoles. These are the early versions of OUYA that developers will use to start making games. They’re on their way to developers around the globe – by land, air and sea. OK, only by air -- we want you to get them quick. Devs, expect them on your doorstep within the next few days.
First to accurately guess how many units are in the crate above (and tweet the answer to @playouya with #ouyacrate) wins a Dev Console. No, seriously.
We know some of you just… can’t… wait. You’ve been checking off your calendar along with us. Forget the holidays! There are games to build!
If you’re like us, you’re frustrated that shipping companies haven’t invented teleportation yet. To scratch that OUYA itch, we made you a short unboxing video. Check it out:
Here’s a list of the Dev Console package contents if you can’t watch the video right now:
- Jet-black OUYA Devs package (“Thanks for believing”)
- Official Developer Welcome Letter (Frameable!)
- One frosted translucent OUYA Dev Console (Surprise! We included a Micro-USB port, for your computer-hooking-up pleasure.)
- Two frosted translucent OUYA Dev Controllers (Batteries included!)
- HDMI cable
- Micro-USB cable
- Power adapter
They’re a work in progress, so we want your feedback. (Yes, we know the D-pad and triggers on the controller still need work -- the final version will be different.) There will also be plenty of bugs...help us find them so we can fix ‘em! Please leave feedback on our forums at devs.ouya.tv.
And a little bonus is that the Dev Console has an early early early (you get that?) version of what our console UI will look like. We’ve been working on it, and we think you’ll love where we’re going with it. For now, here's a screenshot of what it might look like when Kickstarter backers get their consoles in March...
So if you haven't already guessed it, we’re opening up the OUYA Dev Portal, where developers can get all the information they need to start making games!
Devs, now’s the time to jump in and give the Dev Portal a whirl! Log in with your #ouyausername, download the OUYA Development Kit (“ODK”), participate in the developer forum where you can give feedback, ask questions, discussify and get ready to test your game on your incoming Dev Console.
And, just to underscore our commitment to creating this platform together with you developers, we're releasing our ODK under a free software license.
We gave away a bunch of Dev Consoles to aspiring developers in our #myouyagame giveaway -- but if you don’t have a Dev Console, we have instructions on how to get started making games for OUYA with off-the-shelf hardware included within the ODK.
We’ll be living together within the Dev Portal from now until launch – answering your questions, applying your feedback, and generally getting to know all of you as developers. We can’t wait to meet you – so come say, “hi.” And make some great games now, kk?
Viva la revolución,
Juleskane and all of us at OUYA
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