|Product Crowdfunding, 8/2012 ||$8.6M|
|Series A, 5/2013 |
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
OUYA is a new kind of game console for the television that brings together an open development experience—where any creator can publish a game to the living room—with an accessible and affordable console at $99, and where all games are free to try. OUYA supports both the downloading and streaming of entertainment content in beautiful 1080p HD quality. OUYA was envisioned by founder and CEO Julie Uhrman, and beautifully designed by award-winning designer Yves Behar.
Built on an open OS with a custom interface and store, OUYA focuses on the fun factor of games—games are organized by featured playlists and overall player engagement and not by revenue or downloads—enabling the most fun game experiences to shine. The controller was built as a love letter to console gaming, incorporating fast, responsive buttons, triggers that FEEL like triggers, laser-precise analog sticks, an accurate D-Pad, and integrated touchpad.