We’re thankful so many game developers have ordered an OUYA dev console – and so many more of you reached out to us about the wonderful games you have in the works.
Still, some of you told us you’d have loved to get a developer kit – but they were just too expensive. (We agree, by the way. These early units cost much more to make. When we ship the $99 gamer-ready units, those will all be dev consoles, too.)
But for now, we want to help some of you great developers out there who may not have been able to afford a dev console. And we want to get more of you making games ready for OUYA’s launch…
So, starting December 10, we are going to give away one dev console every day for 10 days. (That’s a total of 10 consoles).
To get one, you have to tell us about one game you want to make for OUYA. But, make it short. Tweet short.
So, tweet out your game idea with the hashtag #myouyagame. We’ll pick some of our favorites and give 10 of you a dev console. We’ll base our choices on 100% scientific factors like:
Our totally subjective opinions on how creative and wow-ee they are
How popular they seem to be (from retweets, comments, etc.)
Whether we believe you can make the game
If you link to more info about your game (art, or a video, or whatever) we’ll try to check that out, too. We’ll weight things in favor of games we believe you might actually be able to make in time for OUYA’s launch.
We will also save a few of these dev consoles for students, so no matter how experienced you are, share your game ideas…we know there’s a lot of craftsmanship between a game concept and a finished product. This little contest is our vote of confidence that you’ll get there.
The sooner you get tweeting, the more your #myouyagame idea will have a chance to pick up steam. And you can enter as many times as you like…
Get to it.