Ouya to ship to Kickstarter backers on March 28
posted on 02.28.13 at 01:18 PM EST by (@salromano)
Portal co-creator's next game will be Ouya-exclusive.

Ouya will begin shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28, the Ouya company has announced

Backers should receive an e-mail with their tracking number and estimated delivery date in the coming weeks.

Additionally, the Ouya company shared several new game announcements.

The next game from Portal co-creator Kim Swift and Airtight Games is coming exclusively to Ouya.

“We truly feel that this platform will give us the freedom to fully realize the funky, unique game we have in mind,” said Swift. “Though the title will definitely appeal to core gamers in terms of skill and difficulty, it really has a completely unexpected, imaginative slant that’s totally at home on this console. Expect an official announcement soon!”

Minority Media, the developer behind PlayStation Network’s Papo & Yo, is bringing its next adventure puzzle game to Ouya this fall.

In March, Tripwire Interactive is bringing The Ball to Ouya. They’re also working on a brand new Ouya exclusive.

nWay announced it’s bringing action RPG ChronoBlade to Ouya.

And finally, the winners of Ouya’s CREATE game day jam, which will come to Ouya, too, have been announced:

Outside of new games, the Ouya company also announced that Kelee Santiago, co-founder of Journey developer thatgamecompany, will join the team as head of developer relations.

“Ouya gets it,” said Santiago. “This is the first console company that really understands how important it is to remove the barriers to development. By freeing up the development process, Ouya is opening up new doors in console gaming.”

  • Guest

    Aiya…

  • Dean Winchester

    I kinda want one of these. A dedicated HDMI out Emulator Box?
    Yes please.

    EDIT: RAWwRR! Must Downvote guy who wants to have easy access to classic systems on his HD TV! Rawwrrr!

    • KurisuMakise

      And for sharing your sentiment about an HDMI out emulator box, you get a +1 from me xD But I’m more interested in the original content that indie’s can bring, the inevitable classics, is just a bonus.

      • Dean Winchester

        Word!

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    [Mod Note: This user has been banned.]

    OUYA 2 next year LMAO SUCKASSS!!!!!

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      These types of comments are unnecessary and childish. Please refrain from posting them.

      • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

        Please refrain from being a Nazi. I have my freedom of speech and will use it at full force. :P don’t likie? bitie! Unless you want to kick me for freedom of speech… I wont stay silent :P will spread the word BUHAHAA!

        • http://soundcloud.com/tet-chan TetsuyaHikari

          Pretty sure ‘Freedom of Speech’ doesn’t give you the right to act like a jackass. That’s just expressing your ‘Freedom to be an asshat’. There was absolutely nothing productive about your original post.

          The reason Sal asked you to refrain from commenting like that is because what you did would be no different than jumping into a crowd at a concert for a band you didn’t like and screaming, “THIS BAND SUCKS!!” You could have simply just not went to the concert, much how you could have just skipped this article entirely if you don’t like the Ouya. Nobody is telling you that you don’t have the right to express your opinion about something, but at least try to do so in a civilized manner.

          There’s a difference in saying, “OUYA 2 next year LMAO SUCKASSS!!!!!” and “I wonder if they plan on releasing the Ouya 2 next year.” or something similar. You can still express your opinion without making yourself out to look like a rabid hater.

          Just something to keep in mind.

          • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

            Never heard of Booker T? Nublet… refrain from jumping into convos for adults : P
            This site is leaning towards death every second.. I mean look at what happens when you post your thoughts.. you get bashed for doing so. What a joke I can’t believe I have linked so many people to this site .. wow… another KOTAKU.
            Anywhoo… life goes on.. with no Nazis :P

            • http://soundcloud.com/tet-chan TetsuyaHikari

              If this was a conversation for only adults, you wouldn’t have been allowed to join… Not with that childish behavior anyway. Also, take a look over my reply again. Nobody has a problem with you posting your thoughts. It is your approach that people have a problem with.

              You lack tact. You can’t just come in here talking trash, then use the ‘Freedom of Speech’ card as a defense when people sling mud back at you. That’s a spineless tactic and you should be ashamed for baiting people like that, deliberately getting people riled up, just so you can try to make them out to look like they’re the bad guy.

              If you think this site has so many problems and it’s just a “joke”, then you’re free to leave. You know where the door is. I’m sure we’d all rather you take a bow than continue to consume our virtual oxygen, i.e. bandwidth, with all this nonsense you continue to post.

          • rockman29

            Just to play devil’s advocate…

            Freedom of speech does give people to ‘be a jackass.’

            In USA in particular, hate speech and racist speech is protected under the 1st amendment.

            Other countries are less lenient.

            But still being a jackass is protected as a right in most Western countries as far as I know. It’s still freedom of speech.

            That said, Gematsu is not a democracy and Sal has every right to delete his comment.

            • http://soundcloud.com/tet-chan TetsuyaHikari

              Actually, no, it doesn’t… A lot of people are misinformed as to what the 1st amendment actually deals with. It doesn’t have a DAMN thing to do with what people say on the internet at all. It’s just that a lot of these ignorant kids growing up seem to think that their ‘Freedom of Speech’ allows them to say whatever the hell they want, whenever, and wherever they want in the United States.

              That’s not how it works at all. Please go look up what the 1st amendment actually deals with, then come back and try to tell me that he falls anywhere into that category. He doesn’t.

            • http://soundcloud.com/tet-chan TetsuyaHikari

              Actually, no, it doesn’t… A lot of people are misinformed as to what the 1st amendment actually deals with. It doesn’t have a DAMN thing to do with what people say on the internet at all. It’s just that a lot of these ignorant kids growing up seem to think that their ‘Freedom of Speech’ allows them to say whatever the hell they want, whenever, and wherever they want in the United States.

              That’s not how it works at all. Please go look up what the 1st amendment actually deals with, then come back and try to tell me that he falls anywhere into that category. He doesn’t.

            • http://soundcloud.com/tet-chan TetsuyaHikari

              Actually, no, it doesn’t… A lot of people are misinformed as to what the 1st amendment actually deals with. It doesn’t have a DAMN thing to do with what people say on the internet at all. It’s just that a lot of these ignorant kids growing up seem to think that their ‘Freedom of Speech’ allows them to say whatever the hell they want, whenever, and wherever they want in the United States.

              That’s not how it works at all. Please go look up what the 1st amendment actually deals with, then come back and try to tell me that he falls anywhere into that category. He doesn’t.

              • rockman29

                I think you need to read my post again. You may have missed something at the end ;)

        • Sevyne

          What word are you spreading exactly? The “Hey guys, I’m a giant dbag with a ginormous mouth on a tiny skull”? You are entitled to an opinion sure, but your comments here aren’t even really that. Your just spewing verbal diarrhea.

          • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

            Attacking me for posting my opinion… I see no one attacking you for replying to me and posting your thoughts.. I guess its your world and the rest of us just live in it? %$#@ you.

            • Sevyne

              F@%$ you too. You were clearly just being a dick without contributing a god damn thing. You were looking to start trouble, not giving an opinion.

        • HeatPhoenix

          Hey, he /is/ right in a way, there’s going to be yearly iteration.
          He could’ve formed the sentence a little bit less retarded though.

          • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

            The retard is not me ….really.. I mean look at you guys lol.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

          Come on, man. I ask you nicely and you call me a nazi? That’s some rudeness, right thurr.

          I think TetsuyaHikari said it best, so please read his post.

          • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

            How the hell did you become a MOD? LOL … “Fools set the rules in this world. Just take a look around. It’s undeniable.” – Prince Noctis.

            • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

              I created and run the website, and the position kind of came along as a bonus. Anyhow, you had a nice run. バイ!

              • rockman29

                Lmao, couldn’t stop laughing at this.

              • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

                I was away for a few hours and look what I missed! xD

      • Dean Winchester

        Hey Sal….is that an IP ban, username ban or both?

    • Dean Winchester

      Just wanted you to know that I am personally responsible for 1 of your downvotes on each of your comments in this article.

      There’s trolling, douchebagerry asstardedness and then a few defiant steps above that is you telling Sal, the guy who runs Gematsu to stop being a “Nazi”.

      LMFAO. Quit while youre ahead Einstein. You are well past being effective and or cute.

      • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

        Zzzz

        • Dean Winchester

          Sleep tight. You wont be missed.

  • new_tradition

    I really haven’t been paying too much attention to OUYA, but all this info sounds pretty awesome. I can see myself buying this eventually ^^

  • artemisthemp

    I could see OUYA be good to watch Netflix on, since you can take the OUYA with you without needing a lot of space to pack it.