Ouya's Free the Games Fund, designed to reward successful Kickstarter projects with additional funding in exchange for six months of Ouya exclusivity, has suffered criticism in recent weeks. We're here to get you caught up with a convenient video recap of the events surrounding the program.
- In July, Ouya announced the Free the Games Fund.
- In late August, the first two eligible games met their funding goals: Elementary, My Dear Holmes and Gridiron Thunder.
- Elementary, My Dear Holmes was later suspended by Kickstarter.
- Gridiron Thunder was successfully funded, earning $171,009 from 183 backers.
- Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman responded to the Free the Games Fund controversy, noting the company would not alter the program.
- Indie developers criticized Uhrman's response, with Rose and Time developer Sophie Houlden opting to pull her game from Ouya's store.