OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console

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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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Latest News

OUYA starts restrictive All-Access pass for $60 per year

July 4th - via: afterdawn.com
OUYA, the Android gaming set-top box that failed to gain any traction outside of Kickstarter, has started a new annual pass give gamers access to the a nice library of games. (Read More)

'TowerFall' is the Best-selling Ouya Game and Has Only Sold 7,000 Copies [UPDATED]

April 28th - via: gamenguide.com
The Ouya console was a tremendous hit on Kickstarter, the fastest project to reach a million dollars, and only the eight in Kickstarter history to do so. The idea of a cheap, customizable, Android-based platform was far too tempting for gamers, and over 63,000 people helped bring it to reality, with many buying it once it was made readily available. It doesn't appear that many of them are actually playing their consoles, however. Towerfall is the best-selling Ouya title by a wide margin and it's been revealed today in an interview with Eurogamer that it has only moved 7,000 copies. (Read More)

Here are 3 of the most significant tech projects on Kickstarter so far

April 20th - via: gdgtarena.com
While crowdfunding is older than the Statue of Liberty in New York — which incidentally needed crowdfunding from the American and French people — the advent of web 2.0 and internet-mediated platforms has caused crowdfunding to gain a lot of traction in the last few years. We all know that Kickstarter is the most prominent crowdfunding platform. Past year, the internet community has crowd funded lots of innovative tech projects. The Oculus Rift, Pebble, Ouya and more. But which of those are the most successful? (Read More)

The End of the Ouya

March 19th - via: cliqist.com
It was supposed to be the little gaming engine that could, tragically the Ouya, seems to have never made it out of the station. (Read More)

Ouya sheds physical form to become software-only platform

March 10th - via: thebitpulse.com
The Ouya bowed out of the console race last week after deciding to become a software platform. Ouya will now be embedded in televisions and set top boxes — the Mad Catz Mojo, for example, will now run Ouya in addition to Android software. (Read More)

The Ouya Is Basically Dead

March 7th - via: forbes.com
The Android-based console is calling it quits as a hardware unit. (Read More)

Why you should be using Kickstarter

January 22nd - via: drakejournalism.com
Ever wanted that one cool thing first, maybe your friend got a new watch or neat iPhone case? Well, Kickstarter is the place you want to be; to jump on to new ideas and invest in their future. (Read More)

Yes, Kickstarter Is a Store (Even If It Won't – or Can't – Admit It)

January 21st - via: digitaltrends.com
Kickstarter says it's not a store. But its users – backers and creators alike – seem to disagree. (Read More)

2014 Might Be the Year to Believe in Kickstarter and Video Games Again

January 17th - via: kotaku.com
That sound you've been hearing all week? Oh, it's nothing: just the collective exhale of millions of people who are all grateful that Broken Age doesn't suck. (Read More)

Kickstarter gadgets from CES 2014

January 13th - via: digitaltrends.com
CES 2014 was packed with devices from fledgling companies that relied on crowdfunding to get off the ground, as well as growing manufacturers like Pebble showing the potential of Kickstarter success. (Read More)

Kickstarter 2013: Broken records, broken hearts

December 31st - via: gameplanet.com.au
Matt takes a look back at the year that was on Kickstarter: what got funded, what missed out, what was released, and what ran out of cash. (Read More)

Why 2013 Marked a New Era for Gaming

December 19th - via: mashable.com
This year had enough for every gamer: new consoles, Grand Theft Auto, indie games and big Kickstarter successes that came to fruition. (Read More)

Over $200 Million Has Now Been Pledged for Kickstarter Video Games

December 17th - via: thenextweb.com
Pledges for video game-related projects on Kickstarter have now surpassed $200 million, according to the latest statistics published by the crowdfunding platform. A little over $178 million funded successful campaigns, while the remaining $19.85 million was returned to backers. (Read More)

Kickstart your Christmas shopping with hi-tech items

December 9th - via: themalaymailonline.com
Looking for something a bit different this holiday season? We round up 10 of the most interesting and innovative hi-tech items that found their way onto the market thanks to successful crowd funding campaigns via Kickstarter, Indiegogo or Selfstarter. (Read More)

GameStick review: the Android console battle is on

November 1st - via: theverge.com
One cheap, Kickstarter-backed indie console takes on another (Read More)

Ouya 2.0 Planned for 2014

October 31st - via: escapistmagazine.com
Ouya founder Julie Uhrman confirms that her company is working on its second Android-based console. (Read More)

4 reasons why game developers should consider crowdfunding

October 29th - via: wamda.com
For game developers, crowdfunding can be a good way to find out if people actually want what you’re making. (Read More)

10 Most Successful Video-Game Kickstarter Campaigns

October 23rd - via: tomsguide.com
Every now and then, a video-game Kickstarter campaign succeeds beyond its wildest financial goals. Here are the top 10. (Read More)

The top 5 Kickstarter success stories: Oculus Rift, Pebble smart watch, Ouya and more

October 2nd - via: pcadvisor.co.uk
Websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo are changing the way that products are developed. We look at the top five crowdfunded innovations: the Pebble Watch, Ouya, Oculus Rift, GoldieBlox, and Double Fine Adventure. (Read More)

Ouya revamps its controversial fund-matching programme

September 19th - via: wired.co.uk
After finding itself under intense scrutiny from game developers and fans alike, Ouya has made significant changes to Free the Games, its fund-matching programme that provides extra development cash to game creators who Kickstart new projects for Ouya's game hardware. (Read More)

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

September 18th - via: allthingsd.com
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 overhauls its plan to help game developers after shutting down alleged scams

September 18th - via: theverge.com
Ouya is overhauling a matching grant for game developers with successful Kickstarter campaigns, attempting to close loopholes that have led to a series of alleged scams. Today, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman posted an update to the guidelines of the Free the Games Fund, making some major changes. While developers once had to raise at least $50,000 with a Kickstarter campaign, they now only need to set a goal of $10,000. (Read More)

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

September 18th - via: joystiq.com
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)

Ouya not changing Free the Games Fund: 'This response surprised us'

September 10th - via: joystiq.com
Ouya isn't suspending or altering Free the Games Fund, despite allegations of fraud in some of its related Kickstarter projects, founder Julie Uhrman says. "Recently, the intention behind our Free the Games Fund – to provide additional funding to crowdfunded games bound for Ouya and enable developers to make more of them – seems to have been lost," Uhrman says. "This response surprised us – we thought this was going to be great – how could it not be?" (Read More)

The Ouya Crawls Back To Kickstarter To Find Itself Some Actual Games

August 12th - via: uproxx.com
The Ouya has plenty of games! Oh, you want good games. Well, back to Kickstarter! (Read More)

Ouya CEO Offering Credit To Disgruntled Kickstarter Supporters

August 5th - via: multiplayerblog.mtv.com
When the Ouya was first unveiled, many were excited by the promise of an Android driven alternative to traditional consoles, and thusly put the money down towards one, via its Kickstarter, without hesitation. And the days that preceded its arrival were filled with excitement. (Read More)

Ouya CEO offering store credit to unsatisfied Kickstarters

August 3rd - via: joystiq.com
Unsatisfied contributors to Ouya's Kickstarter campaign may request a $13.37 credit for the console's Discover store, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman revealed in an email to backers this week. (Read More)

OUYA offers $13.37 store credit as mea culpa to Kickstarter supporters

August 2nd - via: engadget.com
If you were a die-hard Kickstarter supporter of OUYA, you might have had your feelings hurt to know the Android console was actually available for retail before you got yours in the mail. It looks like OUYA founder and CEO Julie Uhrman is certainly aware of that (along with a few other teething problems) as she has just sent out an email with the above image, offering all Kickstarter supporters a $13.37 credit to its Discover store. (Read More)

Ouya Developers Share Their Initial Sales Figures On The Platform

July 22nd - via: igameresponsibly.com
Some of the more notable Ouya developers have kindly shared their mostly abysmal sales figures on the newly released, Android based console. (Read More)

Ouya to double the Kickstarter money of successfully-funded Ouya exclusives

July 19th - via: gameplanet.com.au
Ouya has announced that it will double the funding of any successful Ouya game Kickstarter, provided that game will remain exclusive to the console for six months. The initiative, dubbed “Free the Games Fund”, will grant up to US$250,000 (AU$272,600) to a game, and an extra US$100,000 to the game with the most Kickstarter funding on August 10, 2014. (Read More)

Ouya launches fund to match Kickstarter game crowdfundings

July 18th - via: venturebeat.com
Android game console maker Ouya has launched a $1 million fund to kickstart exclusive games on its platform. Ouya will create what it calls the Ouya Free the Games Fund to support projects on Kickstarter. (Read More)

OUYA launches fund-matching Kickstarter project for game developers

July 18th - via: engadget.com
Ouya has just announced that it'll launch a second Kickstarter campaign in order to speed up the pace of game development for its nascent console. Unlike with the previous campaign, this time the company plans to match any pledges between $50,000 and $250,000 from developers and give $100,000 to whoever kicks in the most. (Read More)

Ouya Review Roundup: Can the $99 Console Compete with Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft's Consoles?

July 6th - via: latinospost.com
The Ouya video game console has been released to the general public, in addition to those who backed the Kickstarter campaign that funded the device. The console may not be for those craving blockbuster titles, but at $99, it delivers a solid performance that offers gamers a more low-key video game experience. As Joystiq points out, one of the main appeals of the console is it's size and the library of games that all have some portion free to play. (Read More)

Ouya review

July 4th - via: joystiq.com
If nothing else, the incredible success of the Ouya Kickstarter proved that people were ready for something different. Some believed in a different form of console development, one free from the reigns of big publishers. Others wanted a different kind of console, one that let you try every game for free. Others liked Ouya for its different, open philosophy, one that would allow them to emulate their old games or simply turn the box into a media hub. (Read More)

Ouya Hacks and Mods

July 4th - via: trustedreviews.com
Ouya emulators, hacks mods and more - here are some of the best projects for the little Android console. (Read More)

Ouya game console: At $99, you get what you pay for

July 3rd - via: blog.sfgate.com
After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $8.6 million, the Ouya video game console finally arrived in stores and supporters’ living rooms last week after some unexpected development delays. I was fortunate to receive and spend a few days with the indie-developed console.With all the hype and fanfare preceding it, the affordable $99 console has plenty of promises to fulfill. (Read More)

OUYA Launches to Lukewarm Early Reviews

July 2nd - via: tomshardware.com
Review scores now pouring in seemingly reflect early impressions made of the OUYA back in April. (Read More)

Ouya UK hardware review – next generation Android

July 1st - via: metro.co.uk
The Xbox One and PS4 aren’t the only next generation consoles being released this year, but is Kickstarter favourite Ouya in the same league? (Read More)

First Impressions of a new Game Console

June 30th - via: akgulian.com
It seems that from the start, Ouya has been attempting to break the mold. The new video game console came to be through the startup Kickstarter. (Read More)

Ouya brings indie games to your TV

June 29th - via: thetandd.com
The ongoing explosion in independently developed, low-budget video games has been a boon for players who travel. Whether I’m on the road with an iPad, an Android smartphone or a laptop, I know there’s a huge library of games to play. (Read More)

First impressions: Hands-on with Ouya

June 28th - via: usatoday.com
It seems from its inception, Ouya has been about trying to break the mold. The video game console was born through Kickstarter. It boasts an attractive $99 price tag, along with games that are equally inexpensive. It's got mobile DNA in the body of a home console. (Read More)

Friday Poll: After Ouya, how likely are you to invest in crowdfunding?

June 28th - via: news.cnet.com
The Ouya Kickstarter project left some early backers feeling left out after the console reached retail first. Are stories of crowdfunding snafus making you think twice about investing? (Read More)

Ouya Receives a Lesson on How NOT to Use Kickstarter

June 27th - via: smallbiztrends.com
If you're thinking of getting financing for your new product through a site like Kickstarter, much can be learned from the problems currently facing Ouya. (Read More)

£99 Kickstarter console Ouya sells out but is dogged by poor reviews

June 26th - via: independent.co.uk
It was supposed to be a fairy-tale: an Android-based console designed by Yves Béhar (the man behind the stunningly beautiful Jambox and UP) and funded by one of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns ever. (Read More)

Ouya Console CEO Apologises After Delayed Kickstarter Backer Shipments

June 26th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
Ouya console CEO Julie Uhrman has this week had to apologise to his Kickstarter backers after some didn't receive a console on time. (Read More)

OUYA: Fun for Hackers, But Not Ready for Retail

June 26th - via: mashable.com
The $99 OUYA game console hit store shelves Tuesday, months after a mega-successful Kickstarter that got backers and developers excited about open-source game production. The OUYA team said they have learned tremendously from developer feedback and improved the console prior to retail launch. But is the hackable Android console ready for mass market? (Read More)

Gonna fix this.

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

How Ouya Shows Kickstarter Sucks for Hardware

June 25th - via: pcmag.com
The poor quality of the Ouya gaming console should scare everyone away from buying consumer electronics on Kickstarter. Stick to music and comics. (Read More)

OUYA goes public, Kickstarter orders still not delivered

June 25th - via: mindofthegeek.com
The OUYA hits store shelves today, but the company has confirmed that not all Kickstarter backers have received their consoles as promised. Delays have pushed back delivery of one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns to early backers, much to the frustration of gamers who sunk $100 or more into the startup company and console. Originally promised to start shipping at the end of March, the majority of OUYA backers had to wait well into May or early June before receiving their console. In response, OUYA pushed back the public launch of the console from June 5th to today under the promise that they would ensure all Kickstarter backers would have their consoles before the public launch. However, on the day of the OUYA’s public launch, the company is now stating that not all early backers have received their consoles. (Read More)

Ouya boss apologises after consoles fail to arrive for some Kickstarter backers

June 25th - via: eurogamer.net
The boss of Ouya has apologised after Kickstarter backers didn't receive the console on time. Ouya had promised that all Kickstarter backers would receive the tiny Android machine before today's official retail release. Many, particularly outside the US, haven't. (Read More)

Ouya Available At Retail While Kickstarter Backers Await Shipment

June 25th - via: igameresponsibly.com
The Kickstarter backed Ouya console is available at retail, and many of it's original backers are still awaiting their product. (Read More)

Ouya founder on unfulfilled Kickstarter orders: 'I am pissed'

June 25th - via: joystiq.com
The Ouya launched for the public today, and things at retail appear to be going pretty well – Amazon, at least, sold out early on. But Ouya founder Julie Uhrman is "pissed" because some Kickstarter backers haven't yet received their consoles, and she promised they would arrive before the retail version went live. (Read More)

The end of the beginning

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Big risks, tiny package: Ouya CEO on the console's future, from Oculus Rift to Minecraft

June 24th - via: polygon.com
With less than 24 hours to go before one of Kickstarter's biggest success stories comes to retail, we caught up with Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman to talk about the console's launch, social features slated to hit later this year, an update on the Minecraft port and whether or not the console will support fellow Kickstarter darling, the Oculus Rift. (Read More)

Ouya launch units to be "much improved" compared to early shipments

June 20th - via: digitalspy.com
Ouya's launch units will be improved compared to the only ones sent to Kickstarter backers and developers earlier this year. CEO Julie Uhrman explained at E3 2013 that there have been several changes made to the system's interface and the build quality of the controllers. (Read More)

Ouya competitor GameStick launch slips, extends Ouya's exclusive occupation of retail shelves

June 19th - via: itworld.com
Ouya and GameStick both do pretty much the same thing: bring Android games and apps to your television. After a rough soft-launch to Kickstarter backers, Ouya has been improving. So will gamers wait for GameStick? (Read More)

Ouya Game Console To Give PlayStation, Xbox Some Competition

June 14th - via: newsmax.com
The PlayStation and Xbox are about to get some serious competition next week when game company Ouya unveils its $100 micro-console. Running a modified version of Google's Android operating system, Ouya focuses more on the game-playing experience rather than fancy graphics. And compared to the new $400 PlayStation 4 and $500 Xbox One, it's a steal at just $100. (Read More)

Ouya Game Console To Hit Stores On June 25

June 14th - via: inquisitr.com
The Ouya game console is finally coming to stores. The console, which has been in development for years and was largely funded via Kickstarter, will hit shelves on June 25. (Read More)

OUYA Fights with E3 Organizers to Get Free “Parking Space” for their OUYA Stand

June 12th - via: thedroidguy.com
Arguably the most successful out of the recent ‘mini Android consoles,’ OUYA has received a lot of interest from the press, whether for good or for bad, and managed to fund their project on Kickstarter, bringing in over $3 million, with $1 million of that being in just 8 hours and 22 minutes, making records on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Ouya Crashes E3, Organizers Call Cops

June 12th - via: pcmag.com
Android-based gaming console Ouya doesn't have an official booth at the E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles, but that hasn't stopped the Kickstarter success story from setting up shop there. (Read More)

Level one completed. [Many] more to go.

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
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Weekly Shippin’ News (May 17th)

May 17th - via: kickstarter.com
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Weekly Shippin' News -- May 10th

May 10th - via: kickstarter.com
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OUYA Is First Kickstarter Project to Raise Significant VC Funds

May 10th - via: mashable.com
OUYA, the open, $99 Android game console, raised $15 million in new funding. Those funds more than double the company's resources, after the mega-successful Kickstarter that raised $8.6 million last summer. OUYA founder and CEO Julie Uhrman said the funding will help support the growth of the game developer community, along with the impending launch in retail stores. (Read More)

Ouya, a Kickstarter-Backed Android Game Console, Just Raised $15 Million

May 9th - via: blogs.wsj.com
OUYA, the company that makes a $99 Android-powered videogame console financed through crowd-funding site Kickstarter, just announced that it has raised $15 million. This cash infusion, however, didn’t come from Kickstarter. Instead, it came in the form of a venture-capital funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Gaming vet Bing Gordon will be joining the company’s board as part of the round. (Read More)

OUYA: Shippin' Update

May 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
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OUYA: Weekly Shippin' News

April 26th - via: kickstarter.com
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Over 10,000 developers working on Ouya software

April 21st - via: computerandvideogames.com
The Ouya console now has over 10,000 registered developers. (Read More)

Box It. Stamp It. Ship It.

April 19th - via: kickstarter.com
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"Is OUYA shipping?" Answer: "YES! See this chart."

April 12th - via: kickstarter.com
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Ouya Android gaming console beta version release ignites the Internet (Video)

April 6th - via: examiner.com
Ouya reminded everyone in the beginning that the console's software will constantly be evolving and there will never be an ultimate version. The Internet and Ouya fans will now step back and take a deep breath until the retail version ships in May for the official round of reviews. (Read More)

Ouya hits out at negative reviews, urges sites to wait for the real deal

April 6th - via: techradar.com
Ouya hits out at negative reviews, urges sites to wait for the real deal - The folks behind the Kickstarter-funded Ouya games console have hit back at critical early reviews. Buying advice from the leading technology site (Read More)

Our loyal supporters,

April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
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Ouya Console Kickstarter Backers First Reviews Published

April 5th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
Kickstarter backers of the new Ouya console which raised over $8.5 million via a successfully Kickstarter campaign, are now starting to receive their Ouya console and first reviews are of the Android games console are being published. However it still seems that the Ouya console still has a little way to go before being ready for a retail launch later this year in June. (Read More)

Ouya’s Lesson for Kickstarter Backers: You’re Buying the Beta

April 4th - via: techland.time.com
The first reviews of Ouya's $100 game console are in, and they're pretty ugly. Here's David Pierce at The Verge: For $99, everyone who backed Ouya's Kickstarter has unwittingly signed up to beta-test a game console. (Read More)

7 Kickstarter Gaming Sensations: Where Are They Now?

April 1st - via: mashable.com
If you’ve crowdfunded anything before, chances are you’ve faced the Kickstarter catch-22: When a campaign earns enough hype (and consequently, a ton of backers), there’s inevitably a lengthy wait ahead of you. (Read More)

GDC: Oculus VR, Ouya Kickstart Up a Storm

March 30th - via: pcmag.com
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Oculus wows the crowd with demos of its Rift virtual reality platform, Ouya makes headlines by announcing June 4 retail launch of $99, Android-based console. (Read More)

Ouya Console Starts Shipping to Kickstarter Backers With 104 Games

March 29th - via: mashable.com
Just as promised, the Kickstarter-funded, Android-based gaming console Ouya has started shipping March 28. Users will be happy to know there are already 104 published games for the console, and all are free to try. The available titles include Final Fantasy III, Beast Boxing Turbo, Stalagflight and more. (Read More)

Ouya Starts Shipping To Kickstarter Backers

March 29th - via: webpronews.com
It’s been almost nine months since Ouya, the little Android game console that could, smashed Kickstarter records. Now the console is ready to make its way into the hands of those who made it such a success. Ouya announced that its Android games console will start shipping out to early Kickstarter backers today. (Read More)

The Kickstarter darling comes home: hands on with the Ouya

March 28th - via: polygon.com
Just a little over seven months from the end of its record-breaking Kickstarter tear, the team behind the Ouya is ready to share the diminutive device with the world, bringing it to the Game Developers Conference just ahead of shipping units to Kickstarter backers. (Read More)

The Secrets and Drawbacks to Crowdfunding Videogames on Kickstarter

March 27th - via: allthingsd.com
Just over a year after the videogame Double Fine Adventure set records on Kickstarter, talk about the crowdfunding leader is in the air at GDC, the Game Developers Conference being held this week in San Francisco. On the conference’s first day, ICO Partners CEO Thomas Bidaux laid out “real numbers and trends” he had researched for indie game crowdfunding. He hastened to say upfront, though, that when he said “crowdfunding,” he really meant Kickstarter: “It’s so big, it’s basically the thing that’s relevant. … This is where it happens at the moment.” (Read More)

Games on Kickstarter have raised more than $100 million so far

March 23rd - via: tech2.in.com
Kickstarter campaigns have been very popular for games since last year when Tim Schafer decided to use the crowdfunding platform to fund his upcoming point-and click adventure game. Kickstarter has announced on its blog that the money pledged to games on Kickstarter has crossed the $100 million milestone. (Read More)

Kickstarter: Over $100 million pledged on games, almost $50 million on tech

March 22nd - via: pocket-lint.com
Since crowd-funding website and service Kickstarter launched in 2009, a staggering $108.52 million (£71.45 million) has been pledged to games projects, both video and tabletop. (Read More)

Kickstarter co-founder talks up Veronica Mars and site's growth

March 18th - via: itproportal.com
The stampede to fund a Veronica Mars movie is "sort of like a perfect storm," according to Kickstarter co-founder and head of communications Yancey Strickler. Kicking off the Engadget Expand event in San Francisco over the weekend, Strickler acknowledged that the Veronica Mars movie is the latest sensation to take Kickstarter by storm, following on the heels of crowd-funded projects like the Pebble smartwatch and the Ouya game console. (Read More)

Kickstarter Co-Founder Talks Up Veronica Mars, Crowd-Funding Zeitgeist

March 16th - via: pcmag.com
The stampede to fund a Veronica Mars movie is "sort of like a perfect storm," according to Kickstarter co-founder and head of communications Yancey Strickler. (Read More)

Inside an $8.6 Million Kickstarter Project

March 12th - via: inc.com
Julie Uhrman, founder of the Ouya game console, tells South by Southwest the challenges--and magnitudes of power--that come with having 63,000 backers. (Read More)

Julie Uhrman Recalls Being ‘Scared Shitless’ When She Launched OUYA’s Kickstarter Campaign

March 11th - via: techcrunch.com
When OUYA launched the enormously successful Kickstarter campaign for its Android-based gaming console, CEO Julie Uhrman said she had “no idea” whether it would succeed. “I was scared shitless,” she said. (Read More)

From Kickstarter to Retail Shelves: Can you Hack It?

March 11th - via: boston.com
Have you recently seen how OUYA more than quadrupled their funding on Kickstarter AND THEN got into mainstream retailers? Did you become dreamy-eyed at the thought of national success? You’re not alone. Yet a mere fraction will be lucky enough to find their way to store shelves. And this they must. (Read More)

Kickstarter blockbusters

March 8th - via: cnettv.cnet.com
The Top 5 crowd-funded projects on Kickstarter that have raked in over $1 million in donations. (Read More)

6 Big Questions About Ouya, The $8.5 Million Kickstarter Project That's Shipping This Month (GOOG)

March 3rd - via: sfgate.com
Ouya, the Android-powered gaming console, will start shipping to customers on March 28. Despite the tremendous interest in the device (it raised $8.5 million on Kickstarter), the device still has quite a road ahead of it. Will it be facing off with the Xbox? Will Android fragmentation become a problem? And will people outside the tech world even care about it? (Read More)

Ouya ready to ship to Kickstarter backers March 28, hits stores in June

March 1st - via: arstechnica.com
What promises to be a year filled with video game hardware will officially start on March 28, when Ouya will ship its Android 4.0-powered home game console to over 60,000 backers who helped the upstart system raise nearly $8.6 million on Kickstarter. The team announced in an update that "parts are in the factory and assembly lines are buzzing." (Read More)

Ouya Ships March 28 to Kickstarter Backers, More Exclusives Coming

March 1st - via: techland.time.com
Ouya is set to become a rare case among well-funded Kickstarter projects by actually launching on time. The $100 Android-based game console will start shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28, just under the wire for the March delivery date that Ouya promised last July. (Read More)

Ouya Shipping to Kickstarter Backers This Month

March 1st - via: tomshardware.com
Prepare to be invaded by the very first Android console. (Read More)

OUYA shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28th

February 28th - via: engadget.com
OUYA announced this afternoon that its Android-powered game console is shipping to Kickstarter backers starting on March 28th. The company took to its Kickstarter page to announce the news, which says, "Parts are in the factory and assembly lines are buzzing." (Read More)

Ouya ships to Kickstarter backers March 28, Kellee Santiago joins company

February 28th - via: joystiq.com
If you bought an Ouya console from the Kickstarter drive, you will actually get the thing you bought soon. The consoles will begin shipping out on March 28, the company announced today. The retail launch is still set for June. (Read More)

Ouya ships to Kickstarter backers by end of March

February 28th - via: news.cnet.com
The open-source Android console will head out to tens of thousands of crowdfunders a few months before it lands in stores in June. (Read More)

OUYA Ships to Kickstarter Backers March 28

February 28th - via: mashable.com
OUYA, the $99 hack-able Android game console, announced it will ship the console to its Kickstarter backers March 28. (Read More)

OUYA shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28, Kellee Santiago joins firm

February 28th - via: vg247.com
OUYA will start shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28, the firm has announced on Kickstarter. Also announced was that thatgamecompany’s Kellee Santiago has joined as head of developer relations. (Read More)

Kickstarter funded OUYA game console ships to backers March 28th

February 28th - via: neowin.net
OUYA, the Android-based game console that raised over $8.6 million in a Kickstarter campaign, has announced that the first consoles will ship to those first backers on March 28th. (Read More)

Ouya $99 game console ships to Kickstarter backers on March 28th

February 28th - via: liliputing.com
Ouya raised more than $8 million last year for an Android-based video game console that would sell for $99. Now the company is getting ready to ship the first units to backers of the wildly successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. The first Ouya game consoles will ship on March 28th, 2013. (Read More)

Ouya shipping to Kickstarter backers March 28th

February 28th - via: theverge.com
$99.99 gaming console Ouya will be shipping to its Kickstarter backers on March 28th, the company has just announced. A full retail launch is still planned for June, but the console will be... (Read More)

Ouya release date set for March 28th for Kickstarter backers

February 28th - via: bgr.com
The team behind the $99 Ouya video game console have announced new details regarding the device's launch date. The Android-powered system is scheduled to begin shipping to customers who preordered the device from Kickstarter on March 28th with a full launch slated to follow sometime this summer. (Read More)

OUYA is coming

February 28th - via: ouya.tv
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!) (Read More)

OUYA ships to Kickstarter backers on March 28

February 28th - via: androidcentral.com
OUYA -- the $99 Android gaming console that started all kinds of fires on Kickstarter, eventually earning some $8.5 million in pledges -- today announced that consoles will begin shipping to backers on March 28. Production is well under way, the company said, with a full launch scheduled for June, when the console also will be available in stores. (Read More)

Ouya Starts Shipping to Kickstarter Backers March 28

February 28th - via: pcmag.com
Ouya announced today that it will begin shipping its Android-based game console to Kickstarter backers starting March 28. (Read More)

Double Fine Adventure will be an OUYA exclusive on consoles

February 7th - via: digitaltrends.com
Double Fine raised more than $3 million for Double Fine Adventure in 2012. OUYA, another Kickstarter star, will be the only game console to host the game this year. (Read More)

Kickstarter Darlings Team Up: Double Fine Adventure Coming to Ouya

February 7th - via: crowdsourcing.org
At the DICE 2013 conference Wednesday, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman revealed that Tim Schafer’s Kickstarter-funded video game Double Fine Adventure will launch on the Android-based console. She added that Ouya will offer the only TV experience for the game, suggesting that Double Fine Adventure (internal codename: Reds) will not come to other home consoles. It will, however, be available for PC, Mac, and Linux, as well as Android and iOS devices. (Read More)

Tim Schafer's Kickstarter Game Reds Will Play on Ouya

February 6th - via: wired.com
Reds, the adventure game successfully Kickstarted by the independent game studio Double Fine, will appear on the Kickstarted game console Ouya — the only television platform on which the game will appear. Julie Uhrman, Ouya’s CEO, made the announcement at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. She added that the next game from Paul Bettner, one of the founders of the studio that created Words With Friends, will also appear on Ouya. (Read More)

Ouya Will Be Getting Tim Schafer's Big Kickstarter Game. Other Consoles Won't, Ouya Boss Says

February 6th - via: kotaku.com
Tim Schafer throwback Kickstarter-funded game, Double Fine Adventure, is coming to multiple platforms, but only to one console, the CEO of the upcoming Android mini-console said today during a talk at DICE. It's coming to hers, the Ouya. (Read More)

Double Fine's Kickstarter Game Coming To Ouya

February 6th - via: gameinformer.com
Ouya CEO Julia Uhrman confirmed the Double Fine adventure game code named "Reds" is coming to the new Android platform. (Read More)

From Kickstarter to Target: Indie Ouya Gets Mainstream Retail Partners

February 5th - via: readwrite.com
Remember the humble Ouya game console? Maybe it was never that humble, but considering its indie roots, the Kickstarted experiment in Android-powered gaming just scored some surprisingly huge distribution partnerships for its release later this year. Founder and CEO Julie Uhrman tells The Wall Street Journal that the console will be available through Amazon, Gamestop, Target and Best Buy when it launches this June. (Read More)

Kickstarter-funded Ouya shows the power of crowd-sourcing as pre-orders rack up

February 5th - via: techradar.com
Most Kickstarter projects - if they reach their funding goals - go on to be niche products sold through the maker's own website. But Ouya, the Android-powered games console, will hit major retailers like Target and Best Buy in June. (Read More)

Android game console Ouya comes to Kickstarter backers in March

February 5th - via: digitaltrends.com
Many hyped-up Kickstarter projects get delayed but Android video game console Ouya is right on schedule. The device is out in March for Kickstarter backers. (Read More)

Grassroots gaming: Developers turn to Kickstarter for innovative approach to success

January 23rd - via: themanitoban.com
WINNIPEG, MB -- The times are changing in the video game industry and it appears they are changing fast. If consumers were witness only to the seismic shift from physical to digital products, that would be one thing. Companies like Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have been altering their service platforms for years now to address the increasing demand for downloadable content to either replace or at least reach parity with the up-till-now unquestioned store-bought, hard copy business model. In the past year or so, however, gamers have begun to see changes not only in how they get their video games but also how those games are actually made. (Read More)

The Kickstarter Hall of Shame: Crazy gaming gadgets

January 14th - via: venturebeat.com
Eccentric, unnecessary, and often downright insane, here are the inductees into GamesBeat’s Kickstarter gaming gadget hall of shame. (Read More)

GameStick Removed, Returned To Kickstarter After Copyright Complaint

January 10th - via: techcrunch.com
The GameStick, a Kickstarter project we covered at launch that aimed to take what OUYA was trying to build in an Android-powered home gaming console and fit it into a device the size of a flash drive ran into some trouble today. (Read More)

Kickstarter finally takes control of its story — and the Pebble Watch ain’t in it

January 10th - via: pandodaily.com
Kickstarter is a notoriously press-shy company. The founders, admirably, prefer the attention go to the projects fundraising on the site and wisely want to avoid the downside of the hype cycle by not encouraging said hype in the first place. But whether Kickstarter welcomed it or not, it was undeniably one of the biggest press stories of last year, playing a central role with two huge trends: The excitement around crowd funding and the resurgence of hardware in Silicon Valley. (Read More)

Kickstarter reports nearly $320 million pledged

January 9th - via: cbsnews.com
Kickstarter, the crowdfunding service, had an incredible year in 2012. Over 2.2 million people pledged nearly $320 million to projects across the service last year, the company reported. All told, 18,109 projects were successfully funded. To put that into perspective, $99.3 million was pledged via the site in 2011. (Read More)

Kickstarter Campaigns Reap $319M in 2012

January 9th - via: wired.com
While Kickstarter’s hardware projects made headlines in 2012, film and gaming ideas (of both the video and board variety) were the real cash magnets for the crowdfunding site, raising a combined $176 million. (Read More)

What a year Kickstarter had in 2012

January 9th - via: eurogamer.net
What a year Kickstarter had in 2012. Tim Schafer's Double Fine kicked the crowd-funding website into orbit back in March, raising more than $3 million to make an old-school adventure game. (Read More)

Kickstarter achieves nearly $320 million in pledges in 2012

January 8th - via: slashgear.com
Kickstarter saw a lot of action in 2012, and there were a ton of funded projects that ended up being a huge hit, the Pebble smartwatch and the OUYA game console just to name a few. Today, the online start-up service released some crazy statistics and figures of 2012, the main number being almost $320 million in pledges during those 12 months. (Read More)

Kickstarter achieves nearly $320 million in pledges in 2012

January 8th - via: slashgear.com
Kickstarter saw a lot of action in 2012, and there were a ton of funded projects that ended up being a huge hit, the Pebble smartwatch and the OUYA game console just to name a few. Today, the online start-up service released some crazy statistics and figures of 2012, the main number being almost $320 million in pledges during those 12 months. (Read More)

Kickstarter ends 2012 with $274 million in successful pledges, bigger projects

January 8th - via: engadget.com
It almost goes without saying that we love crowdfunded projects. If we use Kickstarter's 2012 wrap-up as a bellwether, there's many others out there like us. The number of successful projects shot up 53 percent last year to 18,109, and generated $274 million from pledges to projects that met their targets -- that's about 2.7 times more just in successful contributions than was raised in total for 2011, It's not hard to understand why if you've been following along. (Read More)

If Kickstarter Were A Store, It Might Look Something Like This

January 7th - via: fastcompany.com
With 3-D printing, makerspaces, and online forums about how to create hardware, it's never been easier to create a new gadget. And crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter have made it easier than ever to fund a new gadget. But selling a new gadget? (Read More)

PlayJam's GameStick: Does it need Kickstarter?

January 7th - via: develop-online.net
Develop speaks to company CMO Anthony Johnson and asks why it can't fund the project itself. Last Wednesday Smart TV outfit PlayJam followed in Ouya’s footsteps by taking to crowdfunding website Kickstarter with its own Android console, GameStick. (Read More)

This Is What the OUYA Kickstarter Console Looks Like

January 4th - via: mashable.com
The $99 hackable Android-based gaming console OUYA is fulfilling its orders for Kickstarter backers by sending the first units out to developers. Backers began receiving their O... (Read More)

GameStick Reaches Kickstarter Goal Of $100,000 After Two Days

January 3rd - via: ubergizmo.com
We reported on GameStick yesterday, and after finding itself on Kickstarter for two days, it has already reached its $100.000 it was attempting to raise in 30 days. This leads us to believe either there are a lot of gamers out there with extra cash to burn, even after the holidays have ravaged most of our wallets, or many people believed in the future portable gaming device. (Read More)

OUYA console competitior GameStick launches Kickstarter campaign

January 2nd - via: techspot.com
It was only a matter of time before Ouya’s successful Kickstarter campaign sparked other inventors to follow in their footsteps with similar concepts. That time is upon us as a new project known as GameStick aims to offer a competing product with a few refinements that might be worth your hard-earned money. (Read More)

GameStick starts tiny console Kickstarter

January 2nd - via: gamesradar.com
GameStick isn't the first Android-powered low-cost games console to hit Kickstarter. It isn't the first to promise an open environment for developers and competitors alike with freely available manufacturing specs and development kits. It may be the first one to cram the system into a flash-drive-sized HDMI stick which can fit in its own controller. (Read More)

Kick-off: How crowdfunding changed games development forever

January 1st - via: pocketgamer.biz
In February 2012, an iPhone dock became the first Kickstarter campaign to raise more than a million dollars. It was an impressive feat, but just one month later, that record was smashed by a gaming project. Tim Schafer and Double Fine's Kickstarter campaign raised $3.3 million, and prompted an explosion in videogame crowdfunding. (Read More)

Kickstarter Raised An Absolutely Ridiculous Amount Of Cash For Games In 2012

December 31st - via: kotaku.com.au
It’s been a crazy year for independent games development, but there a few stories larger than the influence that so-called “crowdfunding” has had on the industry, mostly via Kickstarter. (Read More)

Events 2012: Kickstarter

December 31st - via: joystiq.com
If 38 Studios was the mainstream game industry story of the year, then crowdfunding site Kickstarter is indisputably the industry watcher's story of the year. (Read More)

The Best Kickstarter Projects In 2012

December 31st - via: ibtimes.com
Three years in, has Kickstarter lived up to its promise to disrupt entrepreneurship and artistic patronage? We look at some of the top Kickstarter projects from 2012 to find out. (Read More)

2012: The Year Crowdfunding Was Kickstarted Into The Mainstream

December 31st - via: techcrunch.com
There we were, circled around a bachelor party campfire and drunk on keg beer, discussing the viability of using Kickstarter to fund a sex toy startup. (Read More)

Kickstarter funded, Android powered OUYA console ships

December 31st - via: hexus.net
Developer versions of the OUYA console were dispatched on Friday to the 1,200 people who had signed up and paid $699 for the privilege. The Kickstarter funded, Android powered new console should be arriving at the doors of developers very soon via airmail. (Read More)

RAW Kickstarter - A Hardcore Game for Casual Gamers

December 30th - via: gamedev.net
Detour Games has recently started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their upcoming game RAW. (Read More)

17 Million-Dollar Ideas On Kickstarter

December 29th - via: businessinsider.com
Kickstarter is a place where entrepreneurs and artists can post ideas and raise money from other users. (Read More)

Ouya Kickstarter video game console ships

December 28th - via: cbsnews.com
About 1,200 units of the video game console will ship to video game developers worldwide, the company announced (Read More)

Kickstarter in 2012: 52,000 backers contributed $79M to game-related projects

December 28th - via: venturebeat.com
It was definitely the year of the game on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Kickstarter phenom Ouya starts shipping game consoles for devs

December 28th - via: gigaom.com
Ouya, an open $99 gaming console built off of Android, raised $8.6 million on Kickstarter. And now it's shipping 1,200 consoles to developers, who can begin to create games for the system using Ouya's SDK. (Read More)

OUYA Ships 1,200 Development Consoles, Shows Off Its Pre-Release Android Gaming Hardware On Video

December 28th - via: techcrunch.com
OUYA, the Android-based affordable gaming console that inspired a wide range of reaction from tech watchers and gamers alike when it debuted on Kickstarter back in July 2012, today reached an important milestone: shipping product. (Read More)

The 10 Biggest Video Game Wins And Fails On Kickstarter This Year

December 28th - via: complex.com
Remember when games were made and then sold? Some people don't, and it's changing the future of game publishing for the future. Complex.com: The original buyer's guide for men. (Read More)

Kickstarter Controversy! Should Big Name Developers Get Involved?

December 27th - via: ign.com
For many creative folks out there, Kickstarter has become a viable way to get funding for projects that otherwise wouldn't have the chance to see the... (Read More)

Ouya Begins Shipping Out Developer Kits To Kickstarter Backers

December 27th - via: ubergizmo.com
When the Ouya was introduced this summer, nobody knew it would not only be well received by the gaming community but also ended its Kickstarter campaign with over $8m in funding. Many gamers believe in the little console that could [...] (Read More)

Godus Kickstarter comes to an end, 22cans reveals prototype video

December 26th - via: tech2.in.com
Peter Molyneux had started a Kickstarter campaign earlier this month. Recently, the campaign was finished with the game—Project Godus—being fully funded. At the time of writing, the game h (Read More)

Stories of 2012: How Kickstarter changed game funding for ever, and why devs still have much to learn

December 25th - via: edge-online.com
It's difficult to recall a time before Kickstarter's game industry prominence, but just twelve short months ago the crowdfunding website had a considerably lower profile. (Read More)

This year on Kickstarter: GigaOM’s top 10 favorite campaigns

December 21st - via: gigaom.com
With more than a dozen projects raising more than $1 million (some in less than a day), 2012 was a banner year for Kickstarter. Here are GigaOM's favorite campaigns from the worlds of connected devices, open-source technology and publishing. (Read More)

The Kickstarter Compendium

December 18th - via: gameinformer.com
Update : Our regularly revised feature keeps you up to date on the Kickstarter games worth watching, and helps you track projects both before and after they’re funded. New this week is a horror game set underground, a space-based strategy game for iOS, and an open-source console/controller. (Read More)

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