Meet Ouya. An android 4.0-powered home console built to support a library comprised of free-to-play (or mostly therein) software, with an open design encouraging user-created applications. Allying with the crowd-funding capital of Kickstarter, the little console that could quickly demolished its hefty $950,000 fundraising goal in just over eight hours. At the time of publication – with 28 days left on the counter – Ouya’s funds sit at $2,106, 804.
Operating with a Tegra3 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8gb internal flash storage and the self-described “Stradivarius of controllers”, Ouya has already garnered a lot of support (both financially and in the press) from a range of popular voices in game design. The new console is expecting a March 2013 release date.