OUYA Creators: We Are Looking for More Funding Outside Kickstarter

July 16, 2012 -

While the OUYA Android-based home console may be doing pretty well on Kickstarter (it's inching towards the $5 million mark), the creators of the console say that they plan to look for additional funding outside of Kickstarter. Some might balk at this new-found need to raise additional cash because the original crowd funding goal on Kickstarter was $950,000. On the other hand, perhaps the whole point of the Kickstarter was to show possible outside investors that there is a real serious interest in a console system for the living room not made by Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo.

Speaking to Develop, founder Julie Uhrman said that the Kickstarter is just the beginning.

"This is a really big undertaking and it's going to be expensive," said Uhrman. "We're looking for additional funds of money but more importantly we wanted to take it to Kickstarter regardless."

Urhman went on to say that the Kickstarter offered the necessary support needed from both the gaming community and game developers to bring content and additional partners to the console.

"It is unbelievable validation where gamers really demonstrate their enthusiasm with for what we're doing with dollars, and those numbers demonstrate that there is a market."

Source: Polygon


Comments

Re: OUYA Creators: We Are Looking for More Funding Outside ...

I'm kinda tempted to pledge some so I can get one of these devices.

Re: OUYA Creators: We Are Looking for More Funding Outside ...

My wife and I are getting one. With Canadian shipping and a second controller, $149. Still the cheapest console I will have ever purchased.

Re: OUYA Creators: We Will Looking for More Funding Outside ...

I don't understand how this escaped anyone before. I was never under the impression that the Kickstarter was anything more than a promotional tool to gage public interest in the idea and use it to help seed other funding. 

 
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