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Robert Bowling Commits Exclusive to Ouya

Zombie action game Human Element to have prequel on Android console.

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Former Infinity Ward spokesperson Robert Bowling, who left this year to found Robotoki, is already promising a Ouya-only prequel to his next-generation game, Human Element.

One of the chief reasons to be skeptical of the Kickstarter-driven, Android-powered Ouya console is the lack of games. Some developers have committed games to the not-yet-realized platform, but most are expected to wait and see.

It makes some sense for a platform everyone has questions about to gain an exclusive from a game everyone has questions about, too. Bowling has said the proper game is coming in 2015.

In any case, Bowling recorded a video promising an episodic prequel to Human Element that gives players a taste of how the world changed immediately after zombies showed up. The game scheduled for the next set of game consoles actually takes place 35 years after, so it’s a significant leap back in the fiction.

Details on the game itself aren’t yet available, but Bowling said updates will be delivered to Kickstarter backers.

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Posted By SpartanHoplite

intresting, but it needs more than that for bigger appeal. but i suppose its not going to try too big, just a little platform for those who like to hack and such.

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Posted By wrongwrong

Open source console sounds pretty daym good to me. Glad to see that devs are trying to support it to at least give it a chance, so fingers crossed on this one ladies and gents.

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Posted By mikeerik

Looks pretty cool.

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Posted By KingdomCome

@Ravenlight said:

Everything surrounding the OUYA seems like a great big clusterfuck right now. I'll be genuinely surprised if this game is profitable.

@HelicopterSpy said:

At first I saw "Robert Bowling Commits..." and there really aren't many good things that follow the word "commit." Suicide, grand larceny, etc.

I need to learn to read faster is what I'm saying

This makes me more intrigued about Ouya, now that someone's actually behind it.

He's committing financial suicide by dedicating his newly established companies first gaming title exclusively to a new console with little hype surrounding it. I mean seriously, what is he thinking?