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Ouya Nabs Games From Airtight, Minority Media

The game from Kim Swift's studio will be an exclusive, as well.

For non-backers, the Ouya console will cost you $100, but the controller itself isn't cheap--it's a whole $50 on its own.
For non-backers, the Ouya console will cost you $100, but the controller itself isn't cheap--it's a whole $50 on its own.

With just a few weeks until backers receive hardware, Android gaming device Ouya has announced Kim Swift’s Airtight Games will produce an exclusive game for Ouya, and the next game from Papo & Yo developer Minority Media is coming, as well.

There are few details on either game, especially the one from Airtight Games.

“We truly feel that this platform will give us the freedom to fully realize the funky, unique game we have in mind,” said Swift in the announcement. “Though the title will definitely appeal to core gamers in terms of skill and difficulty, it really has a completely unexpected, imaginative slant that’s totally at home on this console.”

Minority Media’s game is described as an “adventure puzzler,” and is scheduled for this fall. The term “exclusive” wasn’t branded to Minority Media’s project, which I tried to clarity with the developer.

"We are super excited but there won't be any info on the game for a while,” said the company.

That doesn’t tell us much, but if it truly was exclusive, Minority Media would have said as much.

We’ve nearly reached critical mass of Android-based gaming devices raising money on crowdfunding services, but Ouya was one of the first and easily the biggest, which also means it’s becoming a reality much sooner. To aid in drumming up developer support, Ouya has enlisted former thatgamecompany co-founder and president Kellee Santiago as head of developer relations.

“I'm looking forward to continuing my work in tilting the industry scales towards indie developers and more variety in game content,” she said on Twitter.

Santiago also said her new position would not remove her from game development

Ouya hardware will begin shipping to backers on March 28, and arrives for general populous in June.

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