In a matter hour hours, Kickstarter history will be made as OUYA rakes in over 8 million dollars of donations from gamers and developers looking to get their hands on the newest console looking to revolutionize the way we play games. Taking the digital route, OUYA looks to cut out the middle man by bringing the games, most of them free-to-play, straight to your TV. Though the hardware remains mostly unchanged since the beginning of the campaign, the software launching with the console has grown by leaps and bounds as more supporters have gotten behind the Kickstarter campaign.
Before it all comes to an end tonight, we got to talk to Julie Uhrman, the CEO and founder of OUYA, about the explosion of interest behind this tiny giant of a console, the games you can expect to be playing when it comes out next year, and why you should think about donating some cash before it all closes tonight.
As the fans started to roll in, so did the developers. Square Enix promised to bring Final Fantasy III with controller support to the OUYA. Robert Bowling’s newest endeavor, Human Element, will be hitting the tiny box before seeing the light of day on any of the consoles. And just recently, Namco Bandai announced that they will be supporting the console with games as well.
With only a couple of hours left in their Kickstarter, now is your last chance to reserve your own console or donate to the cause. Visit their website for more details when it goes live after the Kickstarter ends tonight.