Poor Gamers and Independent Developers are having a hard way on our so called nextgen consoles. Most of the games are shitty and they cost 60 Bucks and when you want to make your own game you need a free game engine or a very expensive license for it ( IF you cant code it yourself with 100 indian employees).
That should be over with Androids first console plattform project. As it seems Gill Scot Heron was all wrong….THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED. “Ouya” says that you are allowed to create and publish open source games via Ouyas Market. That means that Gamers can try out every game for free and that there are going to be a lot of free games. So lets take a look at the Hardware insid the little revolutionary:
- NVIDIA Tegra3 quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB of internal flash storage, expandable via USB 2.0 port
- Up to 1080p HD (via HDMI)
- 5.1 surround sound
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, and Ethernet port
- Micro USB port
- Wireless Bluetooth controller with standard game controls and touchpad
As we see , the only side effect of it is that we dont get a uber next gen console , we get hardware that is not even next gen at all. But thats all the thing about “Ouya” for a very low price and a open source dev we gamers shall be able to go back to our roots. A simple , compact and space saving console design is something that i love, and Ouya has it. Not a extremly loud white box , nor a solid black fortress, all we get is the necessary hardware to make funny and good games. Im am very excited about the Ouya , and i cant wait to see the first big game projects on it.
Gamers can now preorder the televised revolution called “Ouya” for only 99 € and extra Controllers for 49,99€. I think for the current hardware thats going to be implented , thats a very fair price. Remember the fact that the games that are comming out are going to be open source ! I dont think all of them will be free or even free to try , but i trust on the good ol gamers that are now bored DEV´s. So if you cant wait and your all OOOOOOOUUUYAAAAA about it you can preorder the new console right here : http://shop.ouya.tv/
Developers should hurry up and start making games now if they want to go hyped on the release of the Ouya. Cause on the Website of Ouya you can get your Development Kit ( called ODK ) for FREE so you can “get started” with making your games today ! If you want to download the ODK head over to their website: https://devs.ouya.tv/developers/odk