Ouya, the little game console that could, is about to be shipped out to all the early adopters that supported the console during its Kickstarter phase. To make sure it has plenty of games before it gets into the hands of gamers, developers are now free to start uploading their creations to Ouya.
Developers who want to be part of the Ouya launch have until March 28 to get their game onto the console. Those who submit before March 28 will have their game featured on the console right from the start. It’s assumed that those who submit afterwards will have to wait a bit, but the team says that they try to get games through the submission process as quickly as they can.
Here’s what you need to do to get your game published on Ouya:
Besides being on the store right at launch, the Ouya team has another incentive for developers to get their games up before March 28. The team will create mini-documentaries about the top three games, as measured by total playtime in the first six weeks of availability, and the teams behind them. The short videos will help promote Ouya and your game when Ouya goes on sale in stores in June.
A lot of developers, big and small, have pledged support for Ouya so you’ll want to get your game in as soon as possible. Competition might be as fierce as it is on the App Store and Google Play. If so, you’re going to want to get your hooks into players as early as possible.