Ouya have launched a fund designed to raise the rate of income raised by developers on Kickstarter. Free The Games will release $1 million to match the crowdfunding efforts of a variety of developers.
Any team that starts a Kickstarter after August 9, and manages to raise $50,000 on their own, becomes eligible to have their funding efforts matched by Ouya. If they reach that stage, Ouya are willing to fund up to $250,000 per team to help with development.
There is a catch of course - any game that is funded by Free The Games is required to remain exclusive to Ouya for six months.
We’ve seen dozens of great games launch on Kickstarter, and now we are in the enviable position of being able to give back AND secure the best, exclusive games for OUYA.
As Turbo is proving, snails just don’t cut the mustard… and this is not the first time it’s been tried.
In the late seventies Universal’s Lorenzo Music was in the business of developing an animated feature called Simon and Miranda and he, wisely, sought some advice from the best in the business - Disney veteran director and writer Ward Kimball (the man behind Jiminy Cricket.)
When Kimball saw the script he ripped into it… and Cartoon Brew have shared the letters
John, tell your friend, Lorenzo to spend his money on something besides snails. I have a gut feeling that snails are only for the French, who beat them into cardboard and garlic, and NOT, repeat, not for us gardeners of America!