Project Ouya, gathered on Kickstarter for more than eight and a half million dollars to develop a game console based on the Android platform 4, announced the transition to the final stage of testing the final product suitable for use by end users.
Moreover, the developers console to confirm that the project is really open, published all the circuits needed for the Self-top box to the 3D-printer MakerBot.
In the first stage boxes will be sent to participants in the campaign to Kickstarter, shipping orders through the online store and the widespread distribution of the product will begin June 4. 4 June is no exception continued expansion of functionality and interface software stuffing. Cost $ 99 consoles. Specifications: SoC NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore and 12-core Nvidia GPU, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB Flash, HDMI (1080p HD), WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth, Ethernet, port micro- USB.
Game consoles are distributed on the basis of “free-to-try”, necessarily imply enabling the user to a free pre-assessment of the game, followed by the purchase, only if the game is like. Currently Ouya catalog are available for 104 games, including the game Final Fantasy III, Beast Boxing Turbo, Stalagflight, Knightmare Tower and Save the Puppies. Creators of the game transferred 70% from the sale of game revenue, 30% remains with the project OUYA. Despite the fact that the console is based on the platform Android, games bought from Google Play is not supported in Ouya. In the future, do not rule out the possibility, designed to run on third-party games Ouya Android-devices. Game development tools offered ODK (Ouya Development Kit), sold under license Apache 2.0.
Project developers expect that the package device open source software and the provision of open tools for game development community to provide direct participation in the development of a new gaming platform. However, in spite of the open nature of the soft stuffing, once stated that some of the platform will not be available as source code for security reasons. Typically, the components related to the enforcement of the payment and purchase games. It was also reported that openness is not to be understood as anarchy and all proposed for the new platform games are thoroughly reviewed for copyright compliance and preventing abusive or harmful materials.
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