July 10, 2012 11:00 PM | Danny Cowan
"Developers will have access to OUYA's open design so they can produce their games for the living room, taking advantage of everything the TV has to offer," OUYA's promoters note. "Best of all, OUYA's world-class controller, console, and interface come in one beautiful, inexpensive package. All the games on it will be free, at least to try."
Backed by former Microsoft vice president of game publishing Ed Fries, the OUYA claims to be of particular value for indie developers. The console's YouTube channel features testimonials from Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman and Owlchemy Labs' Alex Schwartz.
The OUYA's Kickstarter project surpassed its funding goal in its first 24 hours, and has earned over $1 million in pledges as of this writing. Backers who pledge $99 or more will receive an OUYA console upon its expected completion in March of 2013.