Last night was the official launch of OUYA, the long-awaited Android gaming console that started as a Kickstarter project. While our friends at OUYAboards.com and GameFans.com have been ferociously devouring all the OUYA they can get, we decided to roundup some of the OUYA news in consolidated posts.
OUYA Founder’s Pre-Launch Speech
Prior to the official launch event, at a private event, OUYA Founder and CEO Julie Uhrman took a few moments to thank all of the people who have supported the project and made it possible, from Kickstarter backers to the OUYA team. A small slice of that moment was captured on video:
Shortly after, the OUYA team and exclusive Kickstarter backers marched over to the official launch event, ready to rock and witness the actual unveiling.
OUYA’s Early Unveil
Shortly before the unveiling, we had an “Oz” moment, and got to see exactly what was behind the curtains before the rest of the crowd. It allowed us a great opportunity to get some quiet time with an awesome showcase of early OUYA iterations and then have a mini photoshoot on the OUYA unveiling alter.
Within a few steps, the Makerbot 3D Printer was busy printing the just announced OUYA console cases by way of 3D Printer. We got up close and personal with the printer and cases, moments before the flood gates opened.
We spent a little time partying, but shortly after, hustled back to the hotel so we could crack open the OUYA and start exploring all the brand new games. We’ve got a few more roundup posts on the way, so stay tuned for some OUYA video reviews today, over the weekend, and moving into next week!