The new indie Ouya game console has shot pass it’s current $950K goal in less than 24 hours. The project’s Kickstarter page went live this morning and donations just keep pouring in. As of Tuesday evening the pledged amount was nearing $1.5M with 10,000+ backers.
Yves Behar’s Android-powered console has its sights set on your living room. The system is set to debut at $99 dollars and be developer friendly right out of the box. The Ouya is sporting a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, slick wireless touch/game pad, and 8 GB of built-in storage.
This Ouya has some serious backing from industry folks as indicated by their Kickstarter page:
“If OUYA delivers on the promise of being the first true open gaming platform that gives indie developers access to the living room gaming market, yes that is a great idea. We will follow the development of OUYA and see how it resonates with gamers. I could see all current Mojang games go on the platform if there’s a demand for it.” – Mojang (developer of Minecraft)
“Who wouldn’t want a beautiful piece of industrial design that sells for $99, plugs straight into your TV, and gives you access to a huge library of games?” – Jordan Mechner (creator of Prince of Persia, Karateka)
With only 1 day down and 29 to go, it is a safe bet the Ouya will pick up at least a few more bucks before heading into further development.
Backers who pledge $95 or more are guaranteed a system at release with a reserved user name.
For more info head over to Ouya’s Kickstarter page.