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Cracking open the last closed platform: the TV. A beautiful, affordable console -- built on Android, by the creator of Jambox.
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OUYA is coming

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Get excited!!!

OUYAs will begin shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28. That’s right. Parts are in the factory and assembly lines are buzzing. We’ll gradually ramp up production as we make sure things are working. (Our full launch is still set for June, which is when OUYA will be available in stores!)

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of you will receive your OUYA, and you’ll get to start playing right away. You will also get to watch OUYA evolve over the coming weeks and months. We’ll continue to add new features, refine our user experience, and bring on more games. As always, we appreciate your feedback (and apply it), so keep it coming.

Keep a lookout in your inbox for an email from us. It will have your tracking number and estimated delivery date. Might take a few weeks to get to everyone. We have a lot of OUYAs to ship!

Games! Games! Games!

"Yeah, yeah, but can you tell me anything more about what games are coming?" Yes, we can:

Kim Swift -- of Portal, Left 4 Dead, and Quantum Conundrum notoriety -- and Airtight Games are developing a brand new, exclusive title for OUYA! Kim writes: “We truly feel that this platform will give us the freedom to fully realize the funky, unique game we have in mind. Though the title will definitely appeal to core gamers in terms of skill and difficulty, it really has a completely unexpected, imaginative slant that's totally at home on this console. Expect an official announcement soon!"

Minority Media, developers of the critically acclaimed Papo & Yo, will deliver their in-development adventure puzzler to OUYA this fall. This is the first game (that we know of) designed to take full advantage of the OUYA touchpad and buttons simultaneously. We’ll need a name for this new style of gameplay. Controlpad … Touchutton ... hmm.

Ever play Killing Floor or Red Orchestra 2? Do you like first-person shooter puzzle games as much as we do? Well, we’re excited to announce that Tripwire Interactive is bringing The Ball to OUYA in March. They’re also working with OUYA on a new, exclusive title. I could tell you more but then I’d have to … well, you know how the saying goes :).

And last … if you’re anything like us, you believe that action and role-playing go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Right? RIGHT? … I’m glad we agree because ChronoBlade is coming to OUYA! We’re working with nWay to bring this beautiful new action-RPG to OUYA’s big screen TV experience. ChronoBlade looks great, and the skill-based combat system puts the “action” back in action-RPG.

Also (whew this is a heavy update!) we announced the winners of the 10-day game jam we did with Kill Screen, called CREATE. We were blown away by these games and can’t wait to see them on OUYA. Check ‘em out:


And just one more thing ... welcome Kellee Santiago to OUYA

We’ve been looking for someone to lead our outreach to developers, someone who really “gets” how developers work, someone who can help devs bring their most creative, exciting work to OUYA. We are thrilled to share that Kellee Santiago, co-founder of thatgamecompany (the maker of Journey) and partner at Indie Fund, will be joining us to lead developer relations. We’re calling her OUYA’s DBF (Developer’s Best Friend). In her own words: “OUYA gets it. This is the first console company that really understands how important it is to remove the barriers to development. By freeing up the development process, OUYA is opening up new doors in console gaming.”

That's it for now -- can't wait for you to get your hands on OUYA!
Now, we have some work to do...
Julie

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    1. C.H. on

      Featuring the new hit game "Cash Flow". The ultimate RPG... staring you... the kickstarter backers. Only on Ouya 12!

    2. C.H. on

      Ouya 3... Coming 2015. Pre-order now!

    3. Josep M. Pons on

      Rusell Brown: What would had been an acceptable time game for me is my own decission. What it makes me mad is:

      1. No notice of this point in the FAQs
      2. No post regarding this point in Kickstarter
      3. No reply to anyone of us regarding this point, that made us clearly mad in the comments section.

      To be clear: with that info in hand I would had never put money in this project. I was not expecting something like this because to update a console hardware each year is nonsense. But I backed, and as I backer I feel responsible of my own decision. But angry at the same time cause they hide the most important point to us all.

      Who is going to be encoraged to make games for this hardware? it is a dispossal hardware. I don't expect big games for this, in the future.

      So, at least... at least! I expect that they have the decency to reply to the backers, regarding points like this one. It is their responsability, to provide to us this kind of info, instead of telling something to it to a online magazine.

    4. CyberRaptor
      Superbacker
      on

      If you are upset about the direction of Ouya, you are certainly free to sell it off on eBay for probably a considerable profit to people who WANT to have it and are willing to pay a premium for it.

    5. John McLoughlin on

      That's very exciting!

      Do we know how long it'll take to fulfil all Kickstarter consoles? And how long it'll take to get a console to the UK? (Yes, I'm in the UK :) )

    6. Martin Kaardal on

      Will there be a tracking nr sent out or do we just randomly get them sent ?

    7. Haven Luckenbill on

      OUYA Gaming Source just got into the closed beta for ChronoBlade, and we got the OK from the developer to post coverage! Expect a ton of info very soon at http://www.ouyagamingsource.com/

      Have a taste to tide you over: http://www.ouyagamingsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ChronoBlade-Beta-Vicious-Combo.png
      (note: keep in mind this is a work in progress version of the game)

    8. Michel R Wittmer on

      Great News !!! One question is crossing my mind lately...will Gangstar Rio run o Ouya ?
      It is the one game that runs on very few tablets I tried ..and I tried a lot.

    9. JC on

      @ Ryan Brown and @kickstarter
      Kickstarter really needs a like/fav comment button

      I agree with you. My android tablet can hook up to my tv, and with a ps3 contoller i can play emulated games. Your list is perfect.

    10. Ryan Brown on

      THIS is why I backed the Ouya. Not for an android device to hook up to my TV but for the people who I felt had an understanding of the indie game scene. Plenty of journalists out there (I'm looking at you Ben Kuchera) have seemed to miss the point of the Ouya as an over hyped screen-less phone, but this shows what you have put in to the start of the console
      1) An EXCLUSIVE title from Kim Swift has the best potential to be the Ouya's selling point alone.
      2) Yes a lot of the games that are on the schedule for launch in March are ports, and out the door I expect a lot of criticism for a lack of original games, but I like that each of the companies you mentioned are developing games for release this year, helping to highlight the hopefully very simple dev cycle.
      3) The game jam games may not be platinum selling hits, but they may be fun ways to spend a few hours, but for me the big one was

      4) HOLY CRAP KELLE SANTIAGO?!?! thatgamecompany has been one of the premier devs out there and I remember playing her tech demo of flow on the pc back before thatgamecompany even existed. Hopefully you all give her enough free time to dev games on her own and I'll just hand you my wallet.

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      Ben Scott on

      Looks like the websites for everyone of the games you linked to are now down. (Slashdotted? isn't that what we used to call this effect?)

      I'll be interested to see how the games come in price-wise, and how the whole shopping/trying/buying system will work.

    12. Rafael Mejia on

      Will the special edition OUYA's be shipped on this date as well?

    13. Lavell on

      Great work guys

      I know it could not have been easy getting this project off the ground. I anxiously await my OUYA.

      IGNORE THE HATERS

    14. Guillermo Frontera on

      We will watch OUYA evolve over the coming weeks and monts or, in other words, the software we will get in March will be a Beta ;)

      I think as 'early adopters' we could expect that. In fact, I think of it as a chance to give our opinion on the software before it becomes a final product.

      However, it concerns me that we could get Beta hardware. Are we receiving the exact same software that will be on stores in June? It would make me angry to get (for example) a controller that is worse than the one you will be selling by June. I'd rather receive my OUYA then.

      Also, the thing that you're planning to release an OUYA every year raises some concerns. I hope OUYA gets the best of both worlds (console and smartphone/tablet). I don't want OUYA Inc. to behave like big phone manufacturers, who drop support for their old devices as soon as they've released a new one. I expect this first OUYA to receive all the new software upgrades newer OUYAs do for at least 2 years. No planned obsolescence.

      There you have some feedback. Use it wisely :)

    15. Roberto Arias on

      Excellent and as you can change the shipping address.

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      Alex on

      You will START shipping on March 28th? That's rather disappointing. It will not reach Europe before March is over and therefore easter holiday will be gone...

    17. Tor Soya on

      March 28. what a shame ;(. here i had hoped for have it at my side to play on at the Lanparty event im originator for here in little Denmark at which is starting March 28...
      really hope for a fast shipment there only will take 1½-2 days so i still can have it at the Event.

      BTW: DFTBA and i cant wait for it to be at my door step

    18. xeronius on

      A nice addition to the OUYA page would be a list of games that will (confirmed) be available to players at the launch of the system in March, as well as those that have been announced to be released later. This could consist of a simple listing with links to developer pages or else the ability for developers to have individual pages on OUYA.TV where they can announce games and give continued progress reports. Just a thought.

    19. Russell Brown on

      Josep M. Pons: What would be an acceptable time gap for you in between new systems? You don't have to buy the new systems. I would bet that given that they're releasing a new system every year, most developers will develop their games to work on previous consoles, for at least 2-3 years. Thus, if you don't want to upgrade, keep your old console for a while longer. I'm sure the only major thing you'll be missing is increased graphical capabilities. It's really not a big deal. You are blowing this out of proportion. By the way, if you think they're making lots of money on the Ouya console itself, you're crazy. When you account for warranty replacements, they'll probably be barely breaking even at best on the system itself. Their money is going to come from games, which means they'll encourage developers to develop for previous models as well as the new ones.

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      William Lem on

      Ouya !!! you have done it !!

      and i will probably get my Ouya before the pebble i ordered a year a go.

      Julie

      this Canadian is more then excited to get his new Ouya, but more excited that your dream came true. a dream we all share. Screw ps4 screw xbox 720 and screw $5,000 gaming Pc's. You guys get it and 63,000 other people support you in all you do.

      cant wait to get my hands on my special edition ouya !!!!

      you guys rock !!!

      - william Lem

      Canada Ontario

    21. Josep M. Pons on

      I'm not excited. I'm angry. "We apreciate your feedback"... you say. But we had left a lot of feedback, asking you regarding the infos regarding the facts that you will show new Ouya models each year! Telling this to an online magacine, and no info to us, backers, not in your faqs, not in your updates. NOTHING. You are replying us nothing.

      At this moment I feel that for you Ouya is shit. Only a way to gain money. You will never provide to us the info we request from you, cause our feedback (the one you have seen last weeks) had been regarding this topic.

      Excitement?

      Well, to be angry is also some kind of "excitement".

      So, please... We will also appreciate your feedback.

      (if you provide it)

      Thanks.

    22. Allen Jun on

      So many devs! I hope they find success on the Ouya.

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      Lurkin on

      I ask again how am I suposed to change my delivery adress ?!?! I contacted Ouya trough kickstarter but no response.

    24. Kelley
      Superbacker
      on

      Excitement!!!!! :D

    25. Russell Brown on

      C.H. - Probably mid to late 2014, is my guess, given that the official public date for Ouya isn't until mid 2013.

    26. C.H. on

      So whats the street date for the Ouya 2 then? lol

    27. Russell Brown on

      Adam Bertoni: Here's the link to change it - https://devs.ouya.tv/gamers/sign_in

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      Peter Smith on

      Congrats on adding Kellee to the team! Ouya (both the company and the product) just keep getting better! Really excited to get my console!

    29. Adam Bertoni on

      I hope someone at Ouya is watching this thread since it seems more than a few people will need to change their address before shipments are made. Otherwise they'll have a minor nightmare on their hands.

    30. Adam Bertoni on

      I did try to sign in as a "Developer" and it told me my email was already registered as a "Gamer". But yeah... no clue how to sign in as a gamer.

    31. Glenn Dobson on

      Really excited about this! You know what would be cool? If my OUYA came with a sticker that could be put on my car ;)

    32. Adam Bertoni on

      Thanks Russell. I thought maybe it was just me missing something.

    33. Russell Brown on

      Hmm, it seems as though it's not on there. I remember doing it, because my first choice of username was taken, but maybe that was something else. I would send them a Kickstarter message immediately.

    34. Kaos2K - Diego.A Fernández Martínez on

      YES!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to get my hands on the tiny entertainment box! :D

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      Rocky Singh on

      omgomgomg I LOVE YOU GUYS AND YOUR ENTHUSIASM (yes, caps lock was necessary)

    36. Adam Bertoni on

      I don't even see where to "Sign In" on the Ouya website. And I don't remember registering on it.

    37. Jason Hitesman on

      I'm ready, finally upgraded my TV to something with HDMI this weekend in anticipation :D

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      Tim Detwiler on

      I need to update my shipping address as well.

    39. Sam Hughes on

      That's nice, but when my console arrives in the beginning of April, what can I expect to be able to download? I know the selection will be light, but it'd be nice to know what the launch day titles are. I guess I'm fine using my OUYA as a Plex box for a while, but still...

    40. Jeff Vance on

      How can I get ahold of someone at OUYA?

      We have a video game creation tool - Multimedia Fusion 2
      Easy to use all visual -- Events, Conditions and actions.

      We want to have a free version of our tool people can use to make OUYA video games.

      Checkout Megacity HD, Planet Wars or Pocket Ninja on itunes and you can see the quality of games our development system can make.

      Megacity and Planet Wars have also been converted to Android already.

      We sent an email on the contact OUYA on the website but I guess you guys are pretty busy.

    41. Ryan Leonard on

      I second the question about address changes... I've moved since this project was started.

    42. Russell Brown on

      Adam Bertoni: You should have an account on OUYA.tv if you were a backer. You can change it there.

    43. Russell Brown on

      Exciting! So this means we'll get our units some time in April?

    44. Paul McCarthy on

      I cannot wait for this! Just hope I don't get charged customs when it gets to Ireland! :)

    45. Boone Simpson on

      When you guys say updates, do you mean OTA software updates, or will you revision the hardware during this first few months? I ask because I don't want to be in a position where I get REV1 hardware and within a few weeks a REV2 comes out with better specs / features that very quickly become required by the software.

    46. Adam Bertoni on

      What if our address has changed since backing this? How do we change that? Does anyone know?