OUYA Passes $7 Million Funding Mark

OUYA has managed to crack the $7 million dollar mark with a little over a day left to go before its crowd funding deadline on Kickstarter ends. As of this writing the $99 console has managed to raise $7,036,309 in funding (it started out with a $950,000 goal) from 52,932 backers. The Kickstarter campaign has 37 more hours to go.

In case you haven't been paying attention to it, OUYA is an Android-based home game console backed by Jawbone Jambox and One Laptop Per Child designer Yves Behar, Ed Fries (inventor of the original Xbox), Amol Sarva of Peek, Amazon's Lab126 Muffi Ghadiali (who helped develop the Kindle), Peter Pham of Color, and Julie Uhrman of IGN as its founder and CEO.

The console system promises a development kit for anyone that buys the $99 device and a developmental atmosphere that has caught the attention of many high profile developers including Minecraft developer Mojang, creator of Prince of Persia Jordan Mechner Jenova Chen of thatgamecompany (flOw, Cloud, and Flower), Adam Saltsman of Semi Secret (creator of Canabalt), Marek Rabas of Madfinger Games, and David Edery of Spry Fox (creator of Triple Town). OnLive and VEO will also be available on the system at launch.

You can learn more about it here. We'll have the final funding numbers when the Kickstarter closes on Thursday, August 9.

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