There are many within the gaming community who have their doubts about the upcoming (crowd-funded) Android console the OUYA, but even with this apparent lack of faith, it’s developers have managed raise $5,170,393 with 20 days left in its Kickstarter campaign. Former CoD creative strategist and Robotoki founder Robert Bowling revealed earlier today that not only does he have enough faith in the console to invest $10,000 of his own money into it but that he plans be one of its leading developers.
Bowling announced on the console’s Kickstarter page that Robotoki will be releasing its very first game exclusively on the OUYA and it will be an episodic prequel to it’s upcoming (2015) zombie epic Human Element.
This is absolutely huge. An independent console that nobody really knows anything about landing such a blockbuster exclusive is definitely quite the surprise and Bowling should be commended for taking such a big chance on the OUYA.
What do you guys think of this revelation? Do you think Bowling’s involvement adds legitimacy to the OUYA? Or do you think he is the latest person to be fooled by an elaborate scam?
Personally, I had my doubts about the console’s legitimacy as well, but now that someone like Bowling is backing it, I’m starting to come around … but I still a few doubts.