The hits keep on coming, but not in the form of games. Maybe we should just start an “Ouya week in review” column. Anyhow, some “highlights” from this week’s news:
— The dev behind 100 Rogues wrote an interesting post-mortem piece on gamasutra. It doesn’t read too differently than any of the software projects I’ve worked on, eg: lots of hand wringing, changes of direction, shifting requirements, and long delays from questionable refactoring choices. His comments on Ouya were mixed at best, eg: “I really wish Ouya’s uphill battle would have been easily won, and that I could just make a living making my games. But there’s more work ahead for us all.”
— From The Verge, it seems some mysterious large donors are trying to take advantage of Ouya’s Kickstarter matching funds exclusivity promotion deal thingy. I’m not sure what this means, exactly. I mean, if it’s the devs that are ponying up their own money, well, doesn’t Ouya still get exclusivity? If it’s someone mysterious (cue spooky music), then, who cares?
— In decent news, The Walking Dead is coming to Ouya. Let’s hope this isn’t an eponymous title for Ouya.
— Competitors are on their way. And why shouldn’t they be? Creating an Android based gaming device should be easier than finding a brothel in Sweden.
— Then there was this failed attempt at “marketing”: