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OUYA to offer $1M matching funds to developers on Kickstarter

ouya-android-gaming-console1OUYA, the game console that got its start on Kickstarter by raising over $8.5 million, is now going to launch its own Kickstarter campaign with $1 million to help Android game developers. It’s been a year since OUYA’s campaign (one of Kickstarter’s most successful), and now the company wants to give back. OUYA will give matching funds to developers who pledge between $50,000 and $250,000 to build their games. Julie Uhrman, CEO of OUYA, said the company is even going to give a $100,000 bonus to whichever pledges the most. The Kickstarter campaign will start Aug. 9, and OUYA will continue funding for a year until Aug. 10, 2014, unless the $1M runs out first. The disclaimer is, developers must run their games exclusive on the OUYA console for at least six months before opening up to other platforms.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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