The OUYA Kickstarter has shattered records, raising $1.5 million in its first day (at the time of this post, it sits at $3.5 million).
When I first saw this, I got insanely excited. This thing could do for consoles what Steam did for PCs. I had planned to pledge $100, I still may. It looks like they’ve got a functional prototype and everything. But then I remembered the Phantom, and I got worried. What if these guys are just Infinium Labs, but with brains?
I’m still in the process of investigating the OUYA, and there’s 28 days left on the Kickstarter, but they seem legit. Unlike the Phantom, OUYA appears to have kept its mouth shut until they actually had a functional prototype. They also have the feel of creators excited about the thing they have created and poised to spring it upon the masses; all Infinium Labs was able to intimate was that they were really, really excited to be getting your investment dollars.
So has anyone else heard anything? Is anyone else donating to the Kickstarter? Should my excitement be unbridled, or condemned to one of those demeaning leash-harnesses that sadistic parents make their young children wear?