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    OUYAForum Fan T3KN0GH057's Avatar
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    At my small town local gamestop

    I decided to stop into my local GameStop today (something i haven't done in about 4 years), to pre-order myself yet another OUYA (bringing the total of Ouya's i have pre-ordered up to 5). First I asked the chick at the counter if they were taking pre-orders for the OUYA. and she said quite clearly to me "The What?" I repeated myself and she told me she didn't have a clue as to what that was... but the guy at the other counter was ringing up another customer told me to hold on and hurried to finish the customer up and motioned me over. He told me not to pay any mind to the chick because she was pretty much "Phoning it in when it comes to working here" anyway he said he could pre-order the ouya for me and went on to ask me what my interest in the OUYA was. I told him that i was in love with the potential of it, and that i hoped to eventually release my own RPG on it which i pretty much have all outlined and decided, but is much too big in scope for me to handle on my own within any time frame feasible to get it done in the first 2 or three years after the release of OUYA. Long story short, he's a college student specializing in Computer Sciences, particularly Computer AI and he and a bunch of his fellow student since hearing of the ouya have been trying to come up with a project to do on it. So he gave me his number and told me to call and if the other guys (and girls) decided they liked my ideas they'd throw in to get it done.

    I also asked him how many people had pre-ordered the ouya in his particular store, and he told me 129 people had (which is not bad for no press at all in my little backwards southern small town) Most of those being students In the Computer Sciences program at the college he goes to. So it does look like the OUYA is making a decent splash with those who are studying computers and are particularly interested in programming games.

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    That's awesome! I'd love to learn to develop games for it. Hopefully I can find some good tutorials. =X

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    129 pre-orders in a local store is pretty much awesome too! I wouldn't have been surprised if you had told us that you were the only one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeha View Post
    129 pre-orders in a local store is pretty much awesome too! I wouldn't have been surprised if you had told us that you were the only one.
    I was surprised myself, I thought i was going to be the only one. Kinda blew my buzz on being "special" but gave me some serious hope for the success of the ouya.

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    That's pretty cool you want to make a game for the OUYA. Definitely, if you can find people willing to team up to make a game, it takes a lot of the pressure off versus being a one-man-band indie developer. Plus you can specialise and really make a certain part of the game your own and make it shine, rather than having to spread yourself over every aspect of the game
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    Quote Originally Posted by T3KN0GH057 View Post
    she was pretty much "Phoning it in when it comes to working here"
    Sounds like 99% of all Gamestop employees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T3KN0GH057 View Post
    Long story short, he's a college student specializing in Computer Sciences, particularly Computer AI and he and a bunch of his fellow student since hearing of the ouya have been trying to come up with a project to do on it. So he gave me his number and told me to call and if the other guys (and girls) decided they liked my ideas they'd throw in to get it done.
    That's awesome Techno! I hope they follow up with you about that. Once you get the left brained side of things squared away let me know if you're looking for artists, I'm an instructor at a small arts college focused on getting people into the game and animation industries. We're in Canada so expect to pay people in bottles of maple syrup and beaver pelts.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 24andahalf View Post
    That's awesome Techno! I hope they follow up with you about that. Once you get the left brained side of things squared away let me know if you're looking for artists, I'm an instructor at a small arts college focused on getting people into the game and animation industries. We're in Canada so expect to pay people in bottles of maple syrup and beaver pelts.



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    And I'm fresh out of Beaver Pelts!!!

    Gotta warn you it's a weird RPG, that i concieved about 10 years ago. Its actually about a group of modern day gamers (who happen to really love RPG's in particular) come in contact with some discarded chemicals that alter their brains and cause them to lose touch with reality. So they do have this sort of medieval RPG element throught the game, but from time to time one of them will "re-connect with reality".

    I don't want to give away the entire thing in the case that i do get it made... but it's pretty unique I believe. However when i initially heard about Saturday Morning RPG i thought my ideas had been snatched up. Now that I know more about that game i see i'm still safe to make it.

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    I'm also studying CS but I doubt I can cook something as big as a game. I could probably make an app or a theme lol

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    So 129 units for one store... That is far more than I was expecting even with one that is located near a computer sciences program. It's a good sign that at least we aren't in a totally isolated bubble.

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