Posted by Chuck Corbin on Dec 3, 2012

First Ouyas Shipping To Developers This Month

2012 was the year of the Kickstarter. The service emerged to give people a chance to support projects that they love, and the Kickstarter for the Ouya is perhaps the best candidate to show just how powerful Kickstarters truly are. After all, the creators were only looking for $950k, but ended up making over $8.5 million.

Now, 4 months after the Kickstarter was completed, it looks like the first Ouyas will be shipping to developers on December 28th. According to a blog post on ouya.tv the Ouya being released to these developers is an early version of the completed product, but that doesn’t mean it’s any weaker. Instead, according to JulesKane these dev consoles are “special”, though it’s unknown what makes them that way. If I had to guess, I’d say it probably comes with some sort of certificate or something that the developer can use to claim that they’re one of the first people to get an Ouya.

If you don’t remember what the Ouya is, it’s an open source console that’s running on the Android OS. The big thing its got going for it is the fact that every Ouya is a dev kit, meaning that anybody and everybody can develop for the console, from the giants of the industry to the common man. All in all, it’s a lofty project, and pretty soon we’ll be seeing just what it is capable of!


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