Gridiron Thunder - Awesome Indie Football Game For OUYA

A project in San Francisco, CA by MogoTXT

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We are creating an immersive Pro football experience for OUYA, Android and iOS devices and we need YOUR help to make this game amazing!
Backers: 183
Average Pledge Per Backer: $934

Funded: $171,009 of $75,000
Dates: Aug 9th -> Sep 8th (30 days)
Project By: MogoTXT
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Latest News

Gridiron Thunder delayed to October 30 after dropping Ouya deal

October 2nd - via:
Gridiron Thunder, the Kickstarted game that dropped out of Ouya's Free the Games Fund after weeks of controversy, has been delayed to October 30. It was originally scheduled to launch on September 30, but on September 29, developer MogoTXT updated the Kickstarter. (Read More)

Ouya Rewrites Its Troubled Kickstarter Contest’s Rules After Another Game Flames Out (Update)

September 18th - via:
Ouya has heavily revised its rules for the Free the Games Fund, a contest aimed at encouraging high-quality exclusive titles for the Android gaming console maker by matching funds raised through Kickstarter. (Read More)

Ouya removes family-funded Kickstarter game from Free the Games program

September 18th - via:
When Golden Axe-inspired Dungeons: The Eye of Draconus met its funding goal thanks to help from a family member and was just two days from seeing the end of its Kickstarter campaign, Ouya removed the project from its Free the Games Fund program. In an update on the project's page, SuckerFree Games developer William McDonald wrote, "If we had remained silent we very likely would have received the funds, our transparency and honesty apparently was our undoing." (Read More)

This is what controversial Ouya exclusive Gridiron Thunder looks like

September 16th - via:
San Francisco developer MogoTXT has delayed controversial Ouya exclusive Gridiron Thunder by two weeks and released a new gameplay video that shows off the latest build. Gridiron Thunder launches on 30th September 2013 after MogoTXT decided to add "some more features and polish", the studio said in an update on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Ouya Game Gridiron Thunder Eyes September 30th Release After Igniting Firestorm

September 14th - via:
Recently MogoTXT CEO Andrew Won told Joystiq that his Blitz-style NFL arcade game Gridiron Thunder will be released on September 30th. Won ignited a firestorm recently after threatening legal action against a backer via the commenting platform on Kickstarter. This was in the midst of his company’s crowdfunding campaign for Gridiron Thunder, which went on to be fully-funded despite what some claimed were dubious backers. (Read More)

'Neverending Nightmares' and the dream of Ouya's Free the Games Fund

September 13th - via:
When Matt Gilgenbach took to Kickstarter to fund his horror adventure game, Neverending Nightmares, he also opted in to Ouya's Free the Games Fund. The program, designed to offer additional funding to crowdfunders that raise at least $50,000, has drawn questions surrounding projects like Gridiron Thunder. (Read More)

Update: Ouya Game Meets Kickstarter Goal, Controversy Remains

September 11th - via:
Gridiron Thunder is a pro football game and is set to release on Sept. 15, according to the project's Kickstarter page. With an initial goal of $75,000, the game raised $171,000 in a month. Most surprising is that the game had only 183 backers, meaning the average amount donated per person was $934.48. Some of the funders donated $10,000. For comparison, of 84 projects over the past three months, the average donation per person was $50.59, "making Gridiron Thunder a statistical anomaly," according to Joystiq. On the last day of the campaign, the game received $45,522 from 12 backers, according to Kicktraq. (Read More)

Kickstarter For Ouya Game 'Elementary, My Dear Holmes' Suspended, Developer Promises The Game Will Go On

September 9th - via:
Ouya announced in July that it would match funds for Ouya titles that were funded through Kickstarter. That's a pretty good deal, so a number of game developers took a swing at it. There were reports as the first two campaigns neared their goals that something was amiss. There were a number of very large donations, and some felt that screamed "scam." One project has been suspended, and the details are starting to come out. (Read More)

Gridiron Thunder Ouya Kickstarter concludes with $171k, many questions

September 9th - via:
Gridiron Thunder's Kickstarter project ended over the weekend, earning $171,009 in its 30-day campaign. Gridiron Thunder was under suspicion when it first met its funding goal in late August, thanks to curious funding spikes witnessed by backers. To reach its goal, it received more than $10,000 apiece from a limited number of funders, as revealed by Kicktraq (Read More)

Gameplay Update

September 3rd - via:
Here is how Gridiron Thunder has progressed since our last update a few days ago. As we promised, you are about to get an absolutely awesome, over-the-top, crazy fun football game for your OUYA. And when the required period of exclusivity ends,... (Read More)

Drama Continues on Successfully Funded Ouya Game Gridiron Thunder

September 2nd - via:
As we have previously reported, Gridiron Thunder is crowdfunding on Kickstarter having surpassed their goal of raising $75,000 they stand at almost $100,000 raised as of today. The video game is taking part in Ouya’s #FreeTheGames fund which offers matching funds in support of games which surpass a funding level and commit to Ouya exclusivity. (Read More)

Arnaques sur Kickstarter pour des jeux Ouya

September 2nd - via:
Par ailleurs, lorsque l'on examine les données de la campagne (visibles sur le site Kicktraq), on s’aperçoit alors rapidement que quelque chose n'est pas très clair. En effet, la majorité des fonds a été récoltée en seulement 4 jours, avec l'arrivée de grosses sommes d'argent, de 10.000 et 25.000 dollars ! Vous avez dit bizarre ? (Read More)

MogoTXT Threatens Legal Action Against Backer On Gridiron Thunder Campaign Page

August 30th - via:
MogoTXT has taken issue with a backer comment on the Kickstarter campaign page for Gridiron Thunder. (Read More)

More Early Gameplay

August 28th - via:
A few days ago, we posted a short video and explained that the foundation of the game was in place and that we would start to clean up the rough edges. Here are some things that show the progress we have made since our last post. We are very proud of... (Read More)

Kickstarter Games Accused Of Scamming The System

August 28th - via:
Company offers to double the money a game makes on Kickstarter in exchange for exclusivity. What could possibly go wrong? Nothing concrete, as of yet, but two games looking to take advantage of Ouya’s new Free The Games campaign – which sees the console makers match the funding target of successful Kickstarter campaigns in return for timed exclusivity on the tiny console – certainly look a little fishy. (Read More)

Mysterious Backers For Ouya Games Raise Concerns About Fraud, Scam

August 28th - via:
We wrote about Gridiron Thunder yesterday. The game is already fully-funded on Kickstarter and is participating in Ouya’s #FreeTheGames fund, so the game is eligible for a funding match from Ouya. VG 24/7 provides the following explanation regarding the more dubious aspects of the campaign… (Read More)

Suspicious Ouya Game Kickstarter Campaign Raises Eyebrows

August 28th - via:
There's also the atypical pattern at which donations came in at, as shown on Kicktraq, which looks a great deal unlike most other successful Kickstarters. However, it's possible that could be explained by the low number of backers, which is different from anything we've seen before from a campaign that has raised this much money. (Read More)

Betrugsverdacht bei Kickstarter-Kampagnen für Ouya-Exklusivtitel

August 28th - via:
Im Juli stellten die Entwickler der mittels Crowdfunding finanzierten Android-Konsole Ouya einen 1-Million-US-Dollar-Fond vor, um Entwickler für die Plattform zu gewinnen. Die ersten beiden Spiele bei Kickstarter haben die Finanzierungskriterien des Fonds erfüllt, doch Internetnutzer schlagen aufgrund von Betrugsverdacht Alarm. (Read More)

The first Ouya-backed games on Kickstarter might be scams

August 28th - via:
The game Gridiron Thunder, to date, has raised $78,229, surpassing its goal by over $3,000. When Joystiq announced the news, one reader decided something was wrong. With just 125 backers, most on reasonably low tiers, reader "louiedog" calculated 17 backers had individually contributed over $4,000 to the project. Joystiq then discovered via Kickstarter tracker Kicktraq that the majority of the funding came on four days, where it appears round pledges totaling $10,000 and $25,000 were made. (Read More)

First two Ouya Free the Games titles funded, internet calls shenanigans

August 27th - via:
The first two games to qualify for Ouya’s Free the Games crowdfunding scheme have met their Kickstarter goals, but the internet smells both a rat and something fishy. (Read More)

First Look At The Gameplay!

August 21st - via:
Here's a short video and some UI elements from where the game was last week. While the visuals are still rough, a significant amount of the groundwork for the game, such as the AI, UI, mechanics, physics, data loading and controls, is already done... (Read More)

A Shout-out From Superbowl Champ Scott Fujita!

August 20th - via:
Hey Friends,Here's a Shout-out from Scott Fujita who is one of our most stalwart friends and supporters.Many more Shout-Outs and updates about the game to follow.  (Read More)

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