The first two games to be funded by Ouya's "Free the Games" program are an officially licensed NFL title and the adventure game Elementary, My Dear Holmes. Both reached their funding goals via Kickstarter campaigns and Ouya took notice.
The Ouya $1 million Free the Games campaign matches the funds for successfully Kickstarted projects that raise at least $50,000. Ouya matches up to $250,000 for an individual project. The one caveat is that games selected for this program must remain a Ouya console-exclusive for at least six months. Ouya said that more than 40 games have been submitted to the program so far, and 11 campaigns are live.
Developed by Vancouver-based Victory Square Games, Elementary, My Dear Holmes is a point-and-click adventure game that lets players investigate crimes as Sherlock's under-appreciated companion, Dr. Watson. Gridiron Thunder is an officially licensed NFL football game. We're not sure if it will come to other platforms at some point, but it is an Android game at its core, so hopefully it will makes its way to supported devices after its exclusivity runs out.