Back on January 17th, OUYA announced a new contest called CREATE to motivate game developers to get their hands dirty and spend a little time (read: a lot) working on a some prototype games for the console. The entries are in, and there's a staggering 166 videos worth of alpha-esque gameplay for Kill Screen – who partnered with OUYA for this promotion – to sort through.

Among those titles, you'll find platformers, dungeon crawlers, action RPGs, brawlers, shooters, word games, puzzles, and more, according to OUYA. That's quite the impressive list.

So, how are the winners chosen, what do they win, and some other third thing? Phil Fish (of Fez) and Felicia Day (of The Guild, among other things) will be part of the "crack team of industry pros" who are going to help spearhead the task of sorting through all of the videos and selecting the best. So far as winnings are concerned, OUYA hasn't really divulged that information just yet – only that there are $45,000 in prizes "contributed by some wonderful Ouya supporters." So, it's a surprise. And surprises are fun. Like games. Those are fun, too. It's like a pun or something.

If you've nothing better to do on a Monday afternoon, evening, and/or night, you can watch every last one of the 166 entrants right here. If you find something that strikes your fancy, share it with friends, colleagues, co-workers, social networks, people you barely know but think may like games, people you don't know at all, and anyone else – that helps the devs get recognition and win prizes from the $45k mystery grab bag, too. That, in turns, helps their prototype game become a finalized reality. Can't lose there.


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    It's a huge challenge for OUYA to take on the major players in the game console world, and they certainly could fail, but I feel like they are doing everything right. They are keeping the right amount of hype going (without overdoing it like a certain company that got a ton of kickstarter attention) and everything they are doing to get attention is only building on making their ecosystem better. Even if they don't achieve a clear success, I seriously doubt anybody will be able to write them off as a failure either. Here's to hoping that they make some pretty big waves.

    • marcusmaximus04

      One can hope. I'm eyeing Ouya as a possibility w/ respect to my own game(don't have an Ouya to test on, so can't really start testing, just looking). If it's successful, I think I might stand a chance pulling in a better profit than on the Play Store

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

        I don't do enough gaming (especially on a tv at home) that I would really want the OUYA in it's intended form... But I really want to see how far it can be taken as a viable replacement for my BoxeeBox. The $99 price tag and the promise of it being very hackable are things that make me very optimistic. With a passable remote control and the right software, this thing could blow away anything else on the market.

    • Vandré Brunazo

      I backed both the OUYA and Gamestick. It's not as important whether the OUYA itself "succeeds" or not for me. The bigger picture is that it's just another small piece in helping bring Android to consoles, which would make consoles much better than the existing ones. If it will be the OUYA, Gamestick, nVidia, any other one, or a combination of all of these, who will be the most successful. I don't really care much, it's just awesome to watch Android becoming a potent console contender.

    • Kenny O

      I really do not see them succeeding in really challenging the major consoles, but I am really excited about this coming to light. At that price just to play existing Android games with a native controller or using it for a home media server is a win. I can't wait to see what the XDA community does with this as well. I backed this as soon as it opened on Kickstarter, can't wait for it.

      • Cherokee4Life

        I don't think they can ever challenge the major consoles. But that is A-okay with me. I am so excited for the Ouya! and XDA.

        although I just watched 10 of those videos and I am not really impressed.

      • Alm0s

        The real market of the OUYA is not the entire console space, only the indie/casual scene that mostly developed in the last few years, thanks to the likes of Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation store. If think these games are different enough from mainstream titles to be called a separate market, and the OUYA could be a huge thing there.

  • Nex Unit Xyber

    Yea they are definitively pressing the right buttons i don't think any other company could have managed an Android game Console better than Boxer8! Thumbs up!

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    The hardware is awesome, I would buy one just to run a little home web server. And it's not much more expensive than RasPI, if you consider shipping costs.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      I do agree with that aspect, but I'm going to sit and wait until the console is released and there are tonnes of videos on YouTube about it before I splash out on an OUYA.