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Developers react to Ouya's defense of Free the Games Fund

Yesterday, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman voiced her support for the company's Free the Games Fund, noting that nothing about the program would be altered. Since then, indie developers have expressed their displeasure over Uhrman's statements. Sophie Houlden, who launched Rose and Time on Ouya in July,...

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Ouya not changing Free the Games Fund: 'This response surprised us'

Ouya isn't suspending or altering Free the Games Fund, despite allegations of fraud in some of its related Kickstarter projects, founder Julie Uhrman says. "Recently, the intention behind our Free the Games Fund – to provide additional funding to crowdfunded games bound for Ouya and enable...

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Gridiron Thunder Ouya Kickstarter concludes with $171k, many questions

Gridiron Thunder's Kickstarter project ended over the weekend, earning $171,009 in its 30-day campaign. Gridiron Thunder was under suspicion when it first met its funding goal in late August, thanks to curious funding spikes witnessed by backers. To reach its goal, it received more than $10,000...

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Ouya Free the Games Fund project 'Elementary, My Dear Holmes' suspended by Kickstarter

The crowdfunding campaign for Elementary, My Dear Holmes was suspended by Kickstarter today. The point-and-click adventure game had already reached its $50,000 goal, earning $58,770 before its suspension, days before it was slated to end on September 13. The reasons for the project's suspension by...

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Neverending Nightmares lands on Kickstarter, joins Ouya funding program

Neverending Nightmares is now on Kickstarter, seeking $99,000 by September 29. Created by Retro/Grade developer Matt Gilgenbach, the survival horror game is inspired by the likes of Silent Hill 2 and Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and also is the result of Gilgenbach's personal struggles with...

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First two Ouya 'Free the Games' projects meet funding goals [Update]

The first two games from Ouya's Free the Games promotion have been funded on Kickstarter. Gridiron Thunder, a football game that uses official NFL licensing, reached its $75,000 goal with 13 days left in its campaign. The other funded game, Elementary, My Dear Holmes met its $50,000 goal with 17...

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Ouya giving $1 million to Kickstarters through Free the Games Fund

Ouya has launched its Free the Games Fund initiative, which seeks to match contributions for burgeoning Kickstarter campaigns that meet a $50,000 threshold, up to a ceiling of $250,000, from a pool of $1 million. Those seeking fund-matching through Ouya must meet submission guidelines by...

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