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OUYA Pledges To Match Kickstarter Successes In Exclusive Drive

Jonathan Lester
Kickstarter, Ouya

OUYA Pledges To Match Kickstarter Successes In Exclusive Drive

The OUYA desperately needs more compelling exclusives, and it needs them yesterday. To this end, the company has promised to match any game's Kickstarter total if it becomes a 6-month timed exclusive.

There are a few caveats, of course. Games have until August 9th to launch their Kickstarter campaign (an incredibly short window considering how much organisation a pitch requires) and must be developed within a year. Campaigns also have to reach $50,000 on their own, at which point OUYA will match the total up to $250,000.

It's a nice idea in theory, but won't convince many developers who could just as easily deploy a game on iOS or PC and reach a bigger market. Not to mention, perhaps just backing their own game and getting money for nothing. Still, considering that we want the OUYA to do well - and better - we have our fingers crossed.

I described the OUYA as a "lovely idea" in our exhaustive review, but ultimately as a "£99.99 punt."

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DivideByZero  Jul. 19, 2013 at 11:23

This is a good idea in deed, but lets hope it will be enough.

There are quite a lot of Ouya's being flogged on e-bay... when you compare that to the Oculus Rift (which has 2 right now) than that's not a good sign.

Let's hope that is just because fewer people bought the Rift and it costs more and not that people are ditching the Ouya due to lack of faith in it.

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