Hey Reddit, we are OUYA! Founder/CEO Julie Uhrman, Head of Developer Relations Kellee Santiago, and OUYA Games Guy Bob "BAWB" Mills. Ask us anything!
I’m Julie Uhrman, founder and CEO OUYA! Proof.
OUYA is a $99 game console for the TV where all the games are free to try and any game developer, regardless of experience, history, relationships, etc can publish a game to the TV. We want to bring the most exciting, creative, and inventive video games back to the TV. We’re just getting started – shipped our first run of units to our earliest backers back in March, and the games are already looking great.
We have exclusive games coming from Kim Swift (Airtight Games), Tripwire Interactive (made Killing Floor) and games from some of your favorite developers like Tim Schafer (Double Fine), Phil Fish (created Fez), Nway (developer of Chronoblade), Paul Bettner (Words with Friends fame), and many others. We launch to the public in June!
Joining me are:
Kellee Santiago – OUYA's DBF (Developers Best Friend -- head of dev relations for OUYA, partner of Indie Fund, and co-founder of thatgamecompany -- Journey, Flower, etc.)
Bob “Bawb” Mills – Games Guy for OUYA (ya, you've seen him on YT :)
I'm being told time is up. I hear your biggest concern about shipping and basically "Where the f* is my OUYA". You know we are killing ourselves to deliver them as fast as we can -- in perfect quality. AND when you get it there are some amazing games to play today and more coming. Not sure if you saw Kellee's response to games but I'm adding it here -- she and Bawb (our Game's Guy) are bringing in some amazing content -- we want you to love OUYA, I think you will!
By for now, Julie
We have some new AAA's on board we'll be talking about in the coming weeks, and many other awesome games. Of course, OUYA is based on the premise that great games can come from anywhere! One of these games I'm excited to announce here is Towerfall (http://towerfall.tumblr.com/) by Matt Thorson, aka Matt Makes Games (http://www.mattmakesgames.com/), which will be coming first to OUYA in June! It's an awesome couch-gaming fighter, with music by Alec Holowka (http://infiniteammo.ca/) and graphics by Studio MiniBoss (who also did DDD on OUYA). We'll have more info and assets coming soon via our blog - but check out Matt's site in the meantime, cuz he's rad!