The Ouya Android-based gaming console we featured last week, made its debut on the community crowd funding website Kickstarter yesterday, and in its first day alone raised more than $2 million in pledges.
The $99 Ouya passed its required $950,000 to start the project and make the jump from concept to production, in a record breaking 12 hours, and is now already asking backers for feedback on its “stretch goals” and what it should do with the extra finance its raising.
To recap the Ouya is a Android-based gaming console powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor supported by 8GB of memory, and runs Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system.
Its also equipped with a RF Wireless gamepad, which sports a tracker pad as well as the more traditional controls gamers are accustomed to. The beauty of the Ouya is that everything within the system including the games are to be open-source, so tinkering with the operating system and components will not void your warranty.
“We’ve packed this little box full of power. 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. 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.”
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