Ouya announces ‘Free the Games Fund’ initiative
posted on 07.18.13 at 09:34 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Ouya giving creators money for six-month-timed exclusives.

The Ouya company has announced a new initiative to help fund ambitious Kickstarter projects developed for Ouya.

Dubbed the “Free the Games Fund,” Ouya has set aside $1 million to fund projects launched after August 9, 2013 and ended by August 10, 2014. The game must be Ouya-exclusive for at least the first six months and have a budget of $50,000 or greater. Ouya will match 100 percent of the funds raised for the projects that successfully reach their goals, with a maximum of $250,000 per project. The Kickstarter project that raises the most during the campaign period will receive an additional $100,000.

Game creators can read up on further details at the campaign’s official website.

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  • SuperLuigi

    Microsoft does this and it worked last gen. If they get big enough titles it could help them. Not getting it either way.

    • VitaminC

      The difference between Microsoft and Ouya is that Microsoft has money.

  • Elvick

    I wouldn’t take this deal if it were a million per game, but that’s me.

    Also, lolconsole.

  • sherimae1324

    well……best of luck to ouya ^_^

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    I think this is a really cool and very strategic idea. Helps the platform get exclusives and allows for new game ideas from smaller devs. Hmm, I wonder what the other conditions are.

  • Zackasaur

    … Then I’d just wait six months to play them, if any of them are worth the time.