Ouya clinches first exclusive game

Despite lingering concerns over its long-term viability, the nascent Android-powered Ouya console has attracted 41,182 backers who have pledged a whopping total of $5,271,073. 

And now Team Ouya has managed to clinch its first exclusive game, courtesy of Robert Bowling and his Robotoki studio, which will be bringing Human Element to the console.

According to Bowling, who donated $10,000 to Ouya Kickstarter, the episodic prequel will provide a backstory to detail some the events which took place before the core game.

“[Robotoki] will work with the Ouya team and bring you an exclusive episodic look at the world as it develops and collapses over the course of the event happening,” Bowling told VG247.

“[This will] give you a look at some of the survivor scenarios and elements that you can expect from the full game in 2015.”

Although details of the prequel are scarce, we do know that Human Element tasks players with surviving the zombie apocalypse. Players are asked to choose a character based one of three classes: Action, Intelligence, and Stealth. Each has an indigenous identity attached well, including Survive Alone, Survive with a Partner, or Survive with a Young Child.

“How you choose to start in the world will determine how you can engage and impacts the scenarios you will be presented with on a physical and morality level,” Bowling added.

Human Element (not the prequel) is slated for release on next-gen, PC, mobile, and tablets in 2015.