Video: After a long and emotionally trying development process, That Dragon, Cancer comes out on January 12, delivering an interactive biographical portrait of a family's fight against childhood cancer.
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In 2013, Ouya set aside $US1 million to help fund a bunch of games on Kickstarter, so long as the games showed up on Ouya first. Some games have already come out, but many have not. For those still in development, Ouya has reportedly informed them the funds no longer exist.
Briefly: The heartfelt and deeply personal indie game That Dragon, Cancer is shifting gears. Ryan Green, who is making the game to tell the story of his son's death from terminal cancer, says that it will no longer be an Ouya exclusive. Green and his co-developers have launched a new Kickstarter to help finish it in 2015.
First came the Ouya Android microconsole. Then came Mad Catz's M.O.J.O. Android microconsole. Today Mad Catz announces the M.O.J.O. microconsole will be playing host to Ouya content. I am so confused.
Last week, during the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Huawei, Chinese hardware maker and subject of international security concerns, showed off its newest toy — the Huawei TRON. According to the Chinese media, the TRON can supposedly play PS3 games. PS3 games that have been set for the Huawei TRON.
Sometimes it pays to be a fence-sitter. Over the past year, early adopters of the OUYA console have been hit with a string of infuriating delays, with some backers forced to wait up to 77 days to receive their purchase. For those who chose to bide their time and wait, the dinky Android gizmo can now be snapped up from Amazon for $89.99.
Just in time for Christmas, the tiny Android console gets its first limited edition recolour. At $US129.99 it's $US30 more than the standard edition, but it's also $US30 prettier and comes with 16GB storage instead of 8GB, so it all works out.
Ouya's "Free the Games Fund" promises to double a crowdfunded game's money — if it releases exclusively for the Android console. The potential for abuse should be apparent to anyone with a brain. Two games are accused of backing themselves with fake funding to claim the prize, and one has been suspended by Kickstarter.
A few weeks back we told the story of Giles, an early backer of the OUYA Kickstarter who, 77 days after the console's official retail launch, still hadn't received his console, despite the fact that OUYA had guaranteed backers and early version of the console before launch.
Earlier in the week, the developers of upcoming Ouya exclusive Gridiron Thunder faced allegations that their Kickstarter was a scam, something they tell Kotaku is simply not true.
Company offers to double the money a game makes on Kickstarter in exchange for exclusivity. What could possibly go wrong? Nothing concrete, as of yet, but two games looking to take advantage of Ouya's new Free The Games campaign - which sees the console makers match the funding target of successful Kickstarter campaigns in return for timed exclusivity on the tiny console - certainly look a little fishy.