LOS ANGELES, USA – Engineers are plotting an Android 4.0 powered old school type game console called OUYA, counting with five times as much funding as needed from their Kickstarter project.
The idea behind the project, which still is racing funds on Kickstarter, is to develop and produce a game console priced at only $99, which will have all the advantages given by Android game development and the chance to offer free game-play option for every game. The console will come with an SDK in order to encourage game development from the widest audience.
Technically the OUYA console will include a Tegra3 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal flash storage, HDMI connection to the TV with support for up to 1080p HD, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth LE 4.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity. The console will come equipped with one wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button) and a touchpad.
The project at already surpassed substantially the $950,000 goal and is currently at over $5m so it may be expected that the OUYA console may be available even earlier then the planned March 2013 release date.