After taking the time to put the OUYA through its paces, three indie devs have provided Engadget with their take on the strengths and weaknesses of the open Android console. Strangely, they seem to boil down to one and the same issue – openness and how it will affect both the development process by lifting certification restrictions and the quality of the marketplace through lack of curation.
“I’m happy to release the game there, but it’s a nice break to have fewer restrictions,” Mommy’s Best Games’s Nathan Fouts explains. Vlambeer and its very own Rami Ismail however thinks that “there are still a few unknowns that will ultimately decide how Ouya pans out. Much will depend on curation. Too strict risks alienating creative developers and too loose and you end up with a minefield of terrible apps similar to the Android Play Store.” And Tiny Tim Games is just happy it can develop for Android while sidestepping the issue of fragmentation.