M.O.J.O. + Ouya = Ouya EVERYWHERE
Breaking mobile gaming news Heeders!
Madcatz and Ouya are teaming up to bring the improving library of the new indie console, Ouya, to the masses in a more mobile fashion. The android mobile device made by Madcatz, the M.O.J.O., is set to include the Ouya library starting later on this spring. This means games (and apps) like Final Fantasy III, Super GNES (SNES emulator), The Cave, Ravensword: Shadowlands, Soul Fjord, Sine Mora, Fist Of Awesome, and more will be at your TV’s M.O.J.O.-tips.
Ouya? M.O.J.O. you may ask?
Yes, I know neither of these names are common knowledge to those outside of the core gaming community but many will soon be seeing both of these devices all over quite soon.
The Ouya is quite simply a new crowd-funded Android powered gaming console. The strategy that is hoping to push this little cube of gaming goodness to prominence is that every Ouya is a development kit. That’s right kids. If you wanted to jump into learning how to develop games for a console without all of the expensive licensing fees, this Ouya is a $99 dev kit solution!
On the flipside, the Madcatz M.O.J.O. is a core gamer’s mobile dream. Say you have a bunch of mobile games on your Android phone or tablet and want to use a controller to play them on your TV without having to pay for the game again. Well, in steps the M.O.J.O. with that capability and more! This Android powered micro-console connects to accounts on Google Play, your NVIDIA TegraZone, and other applications to bring them all to your television set with a nifty gaming controller to use them all.
The best thing is that now the Madcatz M.O.J.O. has a new retail price of $199 as well.
Here’s what Ouya and Madcatz had to say in the press release:
“Up until now, the game console experience has been locked inside a box,” said Julie Uhrman, CEO and founder of OUYA. “Together with the hardware veterans at Mad Catz, we end that. Today’s announcement signifies the inception of a truly open platform where independent developers can bring their creations to the platforms where gamers actually play: everywhere.”
“With more than 680 games and 33,000 developers signed up, OUYA features an impressive catalogue of content from AAA developers and independent publishers, all of which are designed to replicate the core gaming experience, taking advantage of the TV and controller,” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “This agreement with OUYA encapsulates our vision of an open software platform powered by M.O.J.O.’s high-performance hardware, and supported by the entire ecosystem of GameSmart™ gaming accessories. We believe today’s announcements will widen the appeal of M.O.J.O. introducing it to a greater number of passionate gamers”