The forum isn't dead, just quiet. I still check in daily (like I imagine many of you do), though there isn't much content to post about these days.
My thoughts: Try to attract new members by keeping the content relevant. Rename the forum and pivot to a general gaming subject with an emphasis on development discussion.
And of course leave an area where all the OUYA content remains accessible.
Even if the name isn’t changed, consider changing the forum's focus (since the OUYA isn't readily available any longer). Fewer new visitors will be attracted to the site due to OUYA content becoming dated.
Well there are other sections people can post in. Who knows what's going to happen here.
But I do want to point out one thing...Razer has always been silent except for the dudebro audience. The silence made people think they don't care about the Forge and that made developers weary of it. They could have had someone who would get the word out or something and be an evangelist/ombudsman or whatever but they chose silence. Even right now, none of us knows if there is an actual plan or not. It doesn't look like it but it also didn't look like it before the last update. So it's hard to get people to believe if you stay silent and also when things that were "promised" don't appear or take longer than expected and no one will even give an update or talk.
Hey, another occasional lurker from a not so distant past here. Glad to see I'm not the only one.
Yeah, there is no much to say about Ouya, or Forge TV for that matter, these days. Too bad, as it was pretty good and I miss chatting and discussing with you.
Most of the time I keep my OUYA offline: please consider it before inserting a phone-home/always online DRM in your game. If you still plan to do so, please declare it. You don't want pirates, I don't want to be frauded.
In the end none if it means anything. Who really trusted them to keep their word. They destroyed that product/consumer trust early and it got worse over time. Then you had the miscommunication with TeamOUYA which made it seem like TeamOUYA was a dustbunny or something and needed to be swept under the rug. Whenever they did say something it meant nothing because the way the message was delivered. When Carl delivered the update message people were cool but then Razer talked and it quickly turned to anger. Carl even apologized for the miscommunication and it wasn't his fault (Storage is part of Android and Razer stripped it out even though they said they would keep Android stock) but at least he took some responsibility for the message being off.
I'm here almost every day. And I still keep on posting lame OUYA gameplay videos on YouTube, and guess what: people watch them, and some of them even like them. As long as people watch and comment, I will do more of them.
Looks to me that there are still some people around. Watching. Waiting.
So many games, so little time...