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Cracking open the last closed platform: the TV.  A beautiful, affordable console -- built on Android, by the creator of Jambox.
Cracking open the last closed platform: the TV. A beautiful, affordable console -- built on Android, by the creator of Jambox.
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63,416 backers pledged $8,596,474 to help bring this project to life.

15 hours to go...

We’ve made it! We’re counting down our final hours on Kickstarter, and at 10 p.m. PT tonight, we’ll be celebrating. But until then, it’s business as usual. We’ve got jobs to do, people! And the first order of business is updating you on some new developments.



Lots of you have asked for more details on the games that OUYA will support at launch. After all, we are a game console, it makes sense that we’d be talking games!

We’ve purposely been pretty tight lipped about our launch slate, but throughout our Kickstarter run, we’ve been having some exciting conversations behind the scenes. We’d love to fill you in on everything, but it’s just not possible. (And we’d have some legal teams coming after us!) That said, we’ve got great news from NAMCO BANDAI to share:

"NAMCO BANDAI Games and OUYA are currently in active discussions to bring some of the world's biggest gaming properties to the exciting new open gaming platform. NAMCO BANDAI brings with it a rich history of iconic gaming franchises, from classics like PAC-MAN and GALAGA, to seminal franchises like TEKKEN and Ridge Racer, and we're excited to explore how we can work with OUYA to bring some great titles to the forthcoming console."
-- Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc.

I know what I want from Namco Bandai on OUYA but we want to hear from you. Head to the Namco/OUYA Facebook page, and cast your vote for any games you’d like to see.



In response to a lot of the feedback we’ve received: OUYA will officially support up to four controllers. After all, what’s the point of playing in the living room if the other folks on the couch can’t join in?

IMPORTANT: If you want your four controllers to arrive in March when your console ships--and this is particularly important for those of you ordering the limited edition--please make sure to update your pledge today so that everything arrives at the same time. (For example: Those who pledged $99 for a console with one controller, can add on another $90 to receive an additional three controllers in March, rounding out the set of four. And--because we know you’ll ask--if you’ve got your heart set on the limited edition version, we’ll make sure that the controllers are matched.) 



In addition to this gaming news, we at OUYA want to acknowledge that there are two sides to every coin. You’re either a morning person or a night person. (But not both.) Celtics fan or Lakers fan. (Maybe neither.) Horde or Alliance. Superman or Batman. Sith or Jedi. (You see where this is going.)

So, while tons of you were super psyched yesterday to hear that we’d support XBMC, many Plex loyalists clamored for Plex support on OUYA. We think they’ll be happy to hear that OUYA will support Plex. Why not try to please everyone? 



Lastly, we have some final statements as we close the curtains on our last Kickstarter update.

We’re in the final stretch. Yesterday was a big day. In fact, we sold out of the $225 reward level entirely. There will be 2,500 people (Only. Ever.) with their own names carved into these puppies. Pretty cool. The personalized name etching might as well read: Big Spender. Because that’s what we’ll be thinking when we see it in your living room!

It’s worth noting that we’ve also sold out of the Developers Special reward ($699). That means 600 developers can look forward to receiving a first-run OUYA (already rooted) in December. With that comes EARLY SDK ACCESS, an extra controller, and we'll help you get started. On top of that, gamers will know you because your games will be marked with a FOUNDER EMBLEM and we’ll be helping you on the promotional side for a year.

When Kickstarter ends tonight at 10 p.m. PT, the OUYA team will be celebrating together. It’s been a lot of work, and a wild 29-day ride, but we are so grateful for the support. Our first toast will be dedicated to you, the backers who made OUYA possible.

After that, it’s back to work. We’ve got aggressive goals and we’re going to deliver. We’ll continue to push for the best content and coolest features we can bring to our little magic box. We’ll keep you apprised of the controller as it takes shape. We’ll continue to interact with you via Facebook, reddit, Twitter, Google+ and of course, our soon-to-come homepage at And we’ll continue to listen to your requests, and answer your questions.

We cannot emphasize enough how much your actions and attitudes have influenced us. You’ve taken our dreams and made them your own, and together we will make them real.

With that, I tip my hat to you, our backers/founders/friends.

Thank you.


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    1. Creator Sukxk Oomo on September 15, 2012

      Die neuesten News zur OUYA auf

    2. Creator Salvador Hernandez on September 14, 2012

      Ok, some kind of communication at this point would be nice.

    3. Creator Kelvin Tong on September 13, 2012

      More than a month (by which time they have already received their money) and not a single word? Even a short post to know things are progressing will be nice. Or have they already sold the company away?

    4. Creator Peter Jacob on September 12, 2012

      Updatessss. We hunnnnger. Feeeeed usssss.

    5. Creator Gary H. Wishik, M.D. on September 12, 2012

      when do we communicate about the names to etch on our controllers?

    6. Creator Scott Schiller on September 12, 2012

      tap... tap... tap... this thing on?

    7. Creator Chris on September 8, 2012

      So its been a while, it would be nice to get a update or two, some photo's or something for us backers .
      You know just because the kickstater ended don't mean you should stop posting updates or maybe you should... really, I know I would give you the time of day...

    8. Creator Jeff Anthony on September 6, 2012

      Any updates?

    9. Creator Andjohn on September 4, 2012

      No updates?

    10. Creator Salvador Hernandez on August 28, 2012

      @pzboyz: Seeing as how bluetooth is already 13 years old at this point (with Bluetooth SIG releasing a standard for universal remotes 4 years ago) and some big name manufacturers still aren't even putting bluetooth into their receivers for audio (i.e. Denon and Onkyo). I don't know. And even if it did happen, it isn't going to happen between now and the time the OUYA gets mass produced. And even if they did start between now and then, there are still going to be a heck of a lot more people still using IR. Not to mention your TV would still be using IR as well. So it would still make the most sense to put an IR receiver in this thing.

    11. Creator pzboyz on August 25, 2012

      @Salvador, dont be too surprised to start seeing an increase in all AV equipment using Bluetooth instead of IR for remote controls. Agreed though the installed base of IR is large.

    12. Creator Lindley Joyner on August 18, 2012

      Nope its still going, just bought by another company. Onlive is still alive...ha

    13. Creator John McCormick on August 17, 2012

      One of the updates may be the cancelation of OnLive support if the news I just read is any indication of the health of OnLive.

    14. Creator Joseph on August 16, 2012

      They hit their goal in the first 2 hours of it being available.

    15. Creator Michael R. Smith on August 13, 2012

      Actually, they managed to reach the target within the first few days, so most of the updates have been after it was reached.

    16. Creator Rene Koch on August 13, 2012

      u expect updates every other day ???

    17. Creator Scott Murphy on August 13, 2012

      As they said in previous news, will be the place to get info once the kickstarted things finishes. Home some patients, the site will be up eventually and we'll get our updates.

    18. Creator w00x on August 12, 2012

      I find it amazing that there hasn been a single post since they managed to reach the target, kinda dissapointing tbh..

    19. Creator Forest Willard on August 12, 2012

      HC, Kickstarter strongly recommends project makers to price their rewards at retail price. To be frank, this should go without saying because in spite of backers taking risk or not, it still costs the same amount to produce the Ouya when you get it as when the market gets it.

      The point of Kickstarter isn't that you get a good deal for taking a risk, it's to allow projects to happen that couldn't otherwise by spreading out the risk over hundreds or thousands of people. Without your risk and the risk of thousands like you, Ouya wouldn't happen at all. Much less at the same price as everyone else.

    20. Creator HC on August 11, 2012

      i hope someone is reading this and not just wasting our time typing...

    21. Creator HC on August 11, 2012

      i live in singapore and i'm too disappointed to see retail customers getting the same price compared to kickstarter backers. I see many people stating that we get it 1 month in advance but to me, if i knew the retail price would be the same, i would at least be able to see how the end product looks and feels like and be able to see then if its a good investment for my money. Being a backer taking a risk on a product like this before its even made and paying the same price as everybody else makes me sad.

    22. Creator Daniel Murphy on August 10, 2012

      Not only is it a month earlier, you got the chance to be part of an entirely new way to do games with a console. Its a revolutionary concept for the industry. I am enjoying the fact I spent 310 for myself and my wife (got the 225 package with 2 extra controllers and I got her a 25 to havethe emblem next to her name. No one else will be able to claim this ever again for this company. Period.

      I am very happy to have supported them with what I could. I would have pledged 10k if I could have. :)

    23. Creator Ryan on August 10, 2012

      You also get it a month earlier than you would from pre-ordering it.

    24. Creator Squato on August 10, 2012

      Yeah, love the idea of this and hit up support for this as soon as I heard it was coming out. With an extra controller thrown in no less. Then I see that those who pre-order it get what I paid $149 for (live in Australia, hence shiping is extra) for only $139.

      Really am happy to be supporting this as something like this is not just needed, but a long time coming. Yet seeing something like this show up makes me wonder if I wasted $10 I could have used for fuel (etc) on just for a little marker on my name? WHOOPEE!

    25. Creator r.jungblut on August 10, 2012

      Same here. Not too thrilled about the fact that I could've easily pre ordered right now for the same price... It doesn't kill me, but it feels a bit unfair.

    26. Creator Floris on August 10, 2012

      Also do not like that I had to pay $ 20 for international shipping through kickstarter, and now a couple days later it is only $ 10 for retail customers.

      Good way to show appreciation to your early adopters :-(

    27. Creator Philipp Zerres on August 10, 2012

      Wow, thank you great Team of OUYA! I backed this project and had to pay 20 $ more, because i live in Europe. The retail price is 109$ and people who live abroad have to pay 10 $ more NOW. That´s very fair... thank you very much.

    28. Creator illkillu1a on August 10, 2012

      kinda like it but not AS big
      something a bit like L4D2 n 1 where u can play as zombies too

    29. Creator John McCormick on August 9, 2012

      Such an optimist!

    30. Creator Char Aznable on August 9, 2012

      Don't worry Becky, now they've got your momey amd you'll get zilch.

    31. Creator Nick Sindicich on August 9, 2012

      I would like to upgrade to the limited edition and two more controllers! I didn't realize until now it was available...Please help :) THANK YOU!

    32. Creator Becky Go on August 9, 2012

      ps: I must add 190$!

    33. Creator Becky Go on August 9, 2012

      Hello OUYA.
      I must add $20 for shipping outside the U.S. and $30 for a second controller. I only add 149$ but I must add 199$.
      Where can i do this???!!! And when can i do this??!!
      Until now i get no answer from you! I attepted to connect you by write a Mail, on facebook and here...

      Please answer me.
      Thank you.

    34. Creator Victor Castro on August 9, 2012

      What happens if two backers try to reserve a name? Is it a first come first serve or is it a higher amount donated receives first dibs?

    35. Creator IronwingIcarus on August 9, 2012

      Awesome! March can't get here soon enough! Cheers OUYA!

    36. Creator Matt Wiseman on August 9, 2012

      Has anyone got any emails yet re: this if you're a backer?

    37. Creator Lindley Joyner on August 9, 2012

      So like DayZ? (which is getting its own stand alone game btw)

    38. Creator Dan Koller on August 9, 2012

      If you look at the Estimated Delivery it states that the Username reservation will take place around September. Congratulations to the team behind OUYA, you guys rock!

    39. Creator illkillu1a on August 9, 2012

      a zombie survival game will be nice
      even make it PVP or co op

    40. Creator Al Alkadi on August 9, 2012

      Awesome guys! I'm so happy this made it this big! :) Can't want to get my special edition system with 2 special edition controllers! Please let us know what are the next steps in order to obtain our usernames etc. Thank you!

    41. Creator Donald L. on August 9, 2012

      So when do we get to set up our usernames? an i also did forget to add more to get more controllers. When will we be able to get more controllers.

    42. Creator Donald L. on August 9, 2012

      So when do we get to set up our usernames? an i also did forget to add more to get more controllers. When will we be able to get more controllers.

    43. Creator illkillu1a on August 9, 2012

      they got 8.5 mil
      i believe they can start a big ass business here

    44. Creator illkillu1a on August 9, 2012

      they got 8.5 mil
      i believe they can start a big ass business here

    45. Creator Michael Davidson on August 9, 2012

      Can we put a gag order on Jodie please, she's ruining my Ouya vibe, lol!

    46. Creator DAVID H (deleted) on August 9, 2012

      make another video for the main page talking about all the updates and how awesome we all are for helping you reach the goal and then some!

    47. Creator DAVID H (deleted) on August 9, 2012

      please don't take the $8+ million and flee the country. haha. can't wait for MARCH 2013!

    48. Creator venqwish on August 9, 2012

      Crap, I forgot to add 30$ for an additional controller, can I still change this? :/