About this project
Our Kickstarter campaign is over! It's been a great experience. Even though we did not meet our goal, we're still focus on bringing the OTON product line to market very soon. We deeply appreciate all the support and interest in what we think is one of the most innovative systems of the last few years. Follow the links below on how to stay in contact with us.
To learn more about OTON, updates and news please visit www.OTONX.com.
You can sign up for our OTON newsletter on the OTON X home page website. For press inquiries, please contact us at email@example.com.
What is the OTON X Game Console Project?
Hello, my name is Derrick Samuels, and my team and I designed the OTON X for the novice developers, young adults and casual players who want to play casual games, create simple game levels or expand their game development experience with a built-in A.I deep learning tool and user-friendly template which will help teach players to create games much easier.
The OTON X Press
New OTON Cloud Console Reward!
Introducing the new OTON Cloud console. This mini OTON unit is only $149 with donation (Retail Price $249). This unit doesn't have 4K and must connect to the web to access the OTON A.I. powered creation engine. Available in black or white. Limited quantities.
The OTON by itself is a revolutionary A.I. powered console but what push the console to the top of the crowd is its ability to allow a community of music artist, artist, designers and developers to come together to create a array of new game content. Teams can work more efficient, cost effective and from any location in the world using OTON as a circle piece for development.
What Can OTON Do?
The Power of OTON X
We designed OTON to be user-friendly, hassle free & unlimited hours of daily fun. It's a Linux PC, autonomous game console, developer tool, media hub and social hub all in one device for under $500.
Early OTON Prototypes, Designs & Current Model
We used an off the shelf enclosure to test our OTON algorithm software. The case is a slim aluminum enclosure, low profile case, plus, Nvidia graphics or Intel HD graphics based on the OTON unit you select. OTON case dimensions 200 mm×225 mm×45 mm; 7.87”x 8.86” x 1.77” (W×L×H)
How did we do it? Our proprietary software is 3 years in the making. We took a radical idea on paper and turned it into a fully working system. This version of OTON is strictly a high level developer unit. Each OTON unit will have onboard Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and unlimited storage. The OTON X console takes the hassle out of buying games, loading games and trying to find something new to play. Every two months we will offer free updates, game assets and new mini levels to play on the OTON X system.
Compare OTON to Traditional Consoles
With over ten years of gaming development and manufacturing experience, the OTON X team has created the world’s first autonomous game console, a self-sufficient A.I. program that can create its own games without human input – or even a disc. There’s no downloading, no streaming, and the system can even operate offline without losing any feature. You get a PC, game console and development tool for the amazing low cost of $300 (Retail $499) .Aside from operating as a personal computer powered by a customized version of Linux, the OTON X is an all-in-one “developer-in-a-box” gaming system that fully supports:
• First-party EnGeniux titles (and indie developers)
•Help players create their own games
• Linux games
• A.I. content creation
OTON Procedural and A.I. Content
Procedural: The OTON procedural content generation is one layer of the OTON X. The artificial intelligence that can create randomized levels and challenges, which forms the core of OTON X’s excitement and playability. Using our custom EnGeniux algorithm, the OTON X can take your general ideas and create its own immersive worlds.
Deep Learning: The other layer of this system we wish to explore is the ability for the console to learn and evolve with each time you use or create content. The end-goal is to create a complete A.I. with full interaction and unlimited possibilities.
Innovative: What if we gave a console a brain? Imagine a system that could not only create games but could assist you on other small personal daily task. I studied this process from many perspectives. I envisioned a system that could co-play with users, co-play against users and assist users when not in console mode. I desired a console with more value. I wanted a console with a Brain.
Play 24-7, Unlimited Game Content
Create your own worlds – OTON X will cover all of the classic genres, from shooters to roleplaying games (RPGs) Classic games, reimagined – with the appropriate licensing agreements, you could even potentially add new content and levels to your favorite old video games. No load times – you will never experience the frustration of a failed download, stream, or disc error ever again. Annually produce 15 million new levels a year.
Play 1st Party Games, Like Kid Destiny
What Are the OTON X’s Tech Specs?
Home Unit: The OTON X is the best platform to create unlimited games (at a projected donation price $399). Atom (4-core Braswell CPU) Intel HD Graphics * 8GB DDR3L SODIMM RAM * 128GB mSATA Solid State storage * WiFi/BT support+ HDMI Up to 1920 x 1200 @60 Hz * Ethernet Realtek PCIe Gb LAN 8111G x 1* USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 7 *Audio Realtek ALC887 and 4K video support. Linux OS
OTON Ultra Tech Specs: The OTON X Ultra unit is outfitted with the latest technology (at a projected donation price $300+)Tegra K1 SOC NVIDIA Kepler GPU with 192 CUDA Cores NVIDIA 4-Plus-1™ Quad-Core ARM® Cortex™-A15 CPU 2 GB x16 Memory with 64-bit Width 16 GB 4.51 eMMC Memory 1 Half Mini-PCIE Slot 1 Full-Size SD/MMC Connector 1 Full-Size HDMI Port 1 USB 2.0 Port, Micro AB 1 USB 3.0 Port, A 1 RS232 Serial Port 1 ALC5639 Realtek Audio Codec with Mic In and Line Out, Linux OS
The OTON X (Dev) Status
Milestones: We plan to tackle the Deep Learning A.I. applications in stages instead in one large task. For our $25k milestone, we will improve the A.I. This will include in-game challenges and intelligent level design. This will happen in the next 3 months. If we hit our stretch goal of $150k, this will improve the A.I. natural language; add 3D game content, A.I. task functions and voice recognition. This is not a retail unit but a high level development unit to gather feedback and improve the platform.
What makes OTON so unique from traditional game consoles?
The OTON algorithm allow games to be created around new environments, game challenges, goals and characters. The OTON characters play a pivotal role in gameplay and level design. You can have OTON create levels around character’s abilities, speed and special powers. Your OTON created game levels can be simple or complex based on the challenge you the game player wish to experience in the game. OTON can produce over 1 million distinctive game levels with us adding over 300 unique playable game characters over the course of the year. As we update the algorithm and platform players can expect hours of fun and excitement for years to come with OTON. With OTON, you the “gamer” are in control of your own gaming experience.
Experience OTON X
Unlike other game consoles OTON is designed to give players unique and unlimited game levels that focus on exciting challenges, core goals and complex level attributes . With the support of Kickstarter we plan to add over 50 new non-playable characters and over 1000 unique game level assets to give players an unlimited variety of games and challenges.
OTON X Player Competition
The OTON X Leaderboard is used to track player ranking, points, wins, and losses across all active OTON units and players. Players can be ranked against other players based on their number of games won, points, items collected or retrieval of hidden game objects. The OTON leaderboard will also serve as a yearly tournament scoreboard for all qualified OTON players. Overall, the OTON leaderboard can provide an incentive for players to improve or gauge overall player accomplishments.
OTON X Shipping Box: Each OTON is shipped inside our high quality shipping boxes. Each box contains a OTON Home console, game controller, power supply and EnGeniux OTON operation instructions.
OTON Video Demos (Gameplay, Features, Testing)
Production & Manufacturing
OTON X Timeline: To meet our timeline and release date the first batch of OTON units will have an estimated 1K production run. If we can produce and deliver more units before the end of November 2016 we will. The next batch of units will ship in early January 2017. We have to set a solid timeline to successful get the units into the hands of our backers quickly as possible. This current timeline will allow for minor add-ons, new software updates,feedback community ideas and overall testing.
Other Ways to Help
It's great when people can help donate, but if you can't donate at this time, it doesn't mean that you can't help. Please share my story via social media, email and word of mouth to tell your friends about my campaign. Be sure to check out our website and get the latest information on original OTON X games such as “Kid Destiny”, our premiere demo platform. Thank you in advance!
Our team has more than ten years of tech expertise, game and manufacturing experience. Between 2008 and 2010, we successfully produced and shipped a limited quantity of our first-run console system called EVO. Our company leadership has set trends and successfully moved products to market.
Ex-Marine, Creator and inventor Derrick Samuels has worked with and developed several new trends in tech and practical products. His initial EVO Smart console in 2008 was the first to combine biometrics, a PC, a game console, a DVR, and a media device into one unit. That same unit was also the first system to provide content that was digitally distributed, powered by the Akimbo platform. In 2008, Samuels’ first EVO shipped for a startup game console company with Linux as a working OS.
We stand behind our products and service. Unlike other console manufacturers we have the years, the experience and the desire to deliver a awesome system. We're building a community with OTON and we want our community to feel part of the team. Our backers can call us at our toll free number (877) 872-6165 or email us at Info@EnGeniux.com. Leave a voicemail if you can't get one of our team members on the phone.
EnGeniux OTON Social Links
Risks and challenges
Of course, there's always the potential for snags with any creative project. Things can go wrong, take longer to complete than expected, etc. The good news is that we have finalize the hardware, source our manufacturing company, and the initial software is done. We have also sourced the game controllers and keyboards from varies manufacturing companies. We will provide frequent updates to everyone, so everyone is in the loop. In the event that there is a delay, everyone will know well ahead of time. We have already done 99% of the work to get the units ready, the only delays we foresee is the manufacturing and producing of the keyboard and game controller which we don’t see being a big issues. To confirm the hardware used for both the OTON Home and OTON Ultra units are off the shelf components, however the OTON algorithm is custom made and develop by EnGeniux. We used a open source 2D game engine to test our algorithm. This is not a final retail unit. This version of OTON is a high level development unit for feedback and entertainment. This unit will ship on the estimated time we outline if our initial goal is met. Beyond the current risk and challenges we feel that we can meet the projected timeline.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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