The world of videogames is at the moment ruled by 3 giants: Sony, microsoft and Nintendo, Even so, in a short period of time, a new choice in game consoles capable to compete with current leaders will be released. This new game console is known as OUYA, and is primarily based on the idea of carrying entertainment to the television in a way that is readily available for everyone. The operative system for this console is Android 4.0 to make it fully appropriate with all the already identified market of Android videogames. It is being developed thanks to the collective funding promoted by Kickstarter, which has exceeded the amount of income expected by the developers to run the project. There are excellent expectations regarding the OUYA on the part of player community.
A new game platform
The main goal of OUYA developers is to provide the player with creativity, innovation and experimentation with much reduce development costs and at a price of sale affordable for most of the people (it has been estimated that this console will be sold on about $99), in a enterprise model similar to Google Play. builders will have total access to the growth kits of OUYA in order to create their own videogames and distribute them for free. Each system of OUYA will be similar to an Android improvement kit.
One of the most attractive features of this console is that the player will be able to play with a traditional control pad. The designer Yves Behar is functioning on the development of a fashionable and attractive design; the images displayed so far give us an idea of how it will look like. The management will count with all the features that a current handle should have, that is, an ergonomic layout, with precise buttons, analogue joystick and even a touch Pad for those game which require such property.
Technical features of the OUYA
Among the technical traits of the OUYA console we can find:
• Tegra 3 processor with four cores
• RAM memory of 1 GB
• 8 GB of internal memory
• HDMI connector
• Bluetooth and WiFi
• USB connector
• Android 4.0 as the operative system
Games for the OUYA console
developers have revealed a first interface of the console -of a clean and simple design- where can be appreciated some of the games offered with OUYA. The catalogue of Android include games like Dead Trigger, Minecraft, Max Payne cellular, The wonderful Spider-Man, Mass effect Infiltrator, Virtua Tennis Challenge, N.O.V.A. 3, Reckless speeding 2, Grand Theft Auto III and FIFA 12. The OUYA console counts with the support of many inside the games market like Marek Rabas (developer of Madfinger Games), Mojang (developer of Minecraft) or Jordan Mechner (the creator of the Prince of Persia) which make possible the accessibility of countless numbers of interesting games for the OUYA console.
Let’s not forget many other OUYA game of the puzzle type – which are very popular on smartphones and tablets – and which will also be included on the catalogue of games for this console.
Many developers of applications for Android have manifested their intention of developing new games layouted by and for OUYA, given that the possibilities on the technical scope and on the distribution are interesting and tempting.