The PC game Mercenary Kings will be ported to the impending Ouya platform.The game’s developer said it would launch the title on the unique Android TV-based console if it reached $100,000 on Kickstarter. It did.
So after the game first debuts on the PC in 2013, it will go to Ouya, assuming the console has actually launched by then.
Ouya boasts a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
Since making a small splash on online enthusiast sites, it has gained viral attention. Its addition to Kickstarter to earn development funds from people wanting to get in on the ground floor has been incredibly successful.
There are tens of thousands of investors in the Ouya project on Kickstarter.
Most investors have plunked down at least $99, at which point the company says it will provide a console and a controller.
Streaming video game devices appear to be the big thing these days. Onlive is as popular as ever, and is poised to get a large boost when it fully integrates with Google TV.
And Sony just acquired Gaikai, the other key player in the “Netflix for video games” market.
Of course, Android isn’t exactly the biggest name in the world of gaming, so this project is very interesting in many respects. We’ll see if it can pull of what it’s trying to achieve.