51,400 People Have Paid $6.8 Million To Bring Video Game Developers Back To The Living Room

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Hypothetical video game console Ouya is Kickstarter’s second-most funded project to date.There are 58 hours left in its campaign but Ouya has already surpassed its $950,000 goal by about $6 million. It raised $2.5 million in its first 24 hours.

Ouya currently has 51,351 backers and $6,801,803 to its name. 10 people have paid more than $10,000 to see Ouya come to life.

Jambox designer Yves Behar and Julie Uhrman dreamed up Ouya, a game console for TVs that is powered by Android.

“Because OUYA is based on Android, any app developer could publish their Android app to OUYA. The possibilities are limitless, and conversations with potential partners are already underway,” the founders write.

Beha and Uhrman are tired of seeing developers create games for small screens like iPads and iPhones, so they’re trying to bring innovation back to the living room.

“You busted your arse just to find out the princess was ‘in another castle,'” They write. “You fought bosses that told you repeatedly how much “you suck.” You taped a blanket to half of your screen so your friend couldn’t see where you were. You traded the best players onto your team just so you could have the perfect season. And you did it all on the TV.”

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