Whispering Willows is a creepy-looking adventure/puzzle game, in which a girl who has a connection to the world of the dead is scouting an abandoned mansion. It definitely looks great and scary, so keep an eye on the upcoming releases for OUYA if you’re in the mood for some spooky adventures. The game will be available on OUYA on May 27th, before its Steam release.
Duck Game brings its couch multiplayer ducky goodness to Ouya today. Available for $9.99, this arena battler has players controlling heavily-armed ducks trying to destroy each other for reasons. There’s over 50 levels, a level editor (in beta), lots of weapons, and allegedly “SO MANY HATS!” The game’s multiplayer-only, so grab some friends and get ready to blow their bills off on Ouya.
Ouya has announced that DUCK GAME will be released on May 13th. What is DUCK GAME and why is it in all caps? Well, it’s a local multiplayer combat game where players must use a variety of weapons in a 2D pixel-art environment to ruffle some feathers and be the last duck standing. Aggressive ducks deserve all caps. Check out the trailer below.
OUYA and Team Tripleslash has announced its upcoming platform game Magnetic By Nature; the game will be coming exclusively to OUYA first. The game will be available in May 2014.
The game is a redesign of an Xbox Live Arcade proof of concept Magnetic By Nature: Awakening, a proof-of-concept demo for Xbox Live Arcade.
Per the official press release, Magnetic By Nature explores platforming without platforms, putting players in the role of the last remaining robot exploring the ruins of an advanced civilization. Using the power of magnetic attraction and repulsion, players must manipulate magnets â€“ and themselves â€“ through wickedly difficult puzzles. Success relies on carefully balancing pushing and pulling on the level itself â€“ go too far in one direction, and youâ€™ll meet a nasty end. With a striking art-deco style, atmospheric sound design, and more than 100 levels of magnetic mayhem to navigate, Magnetic By Nature is an engrossing single-player experience that platformer fans will love.
Looking for some good retro-styled games for Ouya? Well, why not take the word of the man who goes by the Twitter handle @retroremakes, Rob Fearon? The creator of Death Ray Manta and War Daddy is also a regular curator of interesting titles, and he has come up with an interesting list of retro-style Ouya titles that include some straight-up remakes and a variety of iterations on classic concepts. Check out the list on his site.
Amazing Frog? is a, well, special, kind of game, available for OUYA, in which the player-controlled frogs are engulfed in an insane spree, full of crime, self-harm, and farting. It’s now updated, with even more froggy madness – now in outer space! As always, it can be downloaded from the OUYA market.
Thralled is going to be a rather dramatic game whose protagonist is a runaway slave woman in 18th century Brazil. It’s also going to only be available on OUYA. The owners of OUYA will be able to experience the finalist of Serious Games Showcase & Challenge this fall. More information is here: Thralled Website.
This crazy upcoming OUYA title is nothing but space knights lunging at each other in space. I mean it, it’s everything there is. Laza Knites is a crazy deathmatch, with simple but exciting rules. Since it’s only available for OUYA devices, there’s no download link, but here’s a link to the developers: Glitchnap Website.
Ouya’s becoming more than just a microconsole – it’s becoming a software distribution platform with the Ouya Everywhere initiative. And the first hardware to get Ouya Everywhere? It’s another Android microconsole: Mad Catz’ MOJO. While the device has Google Play already, Ouya brings the advantage of having exclusives and gamepad-friendly content, which is perfect for the microconsole. The entire Ouya library will be available on the MOJO through Ouya Everywhere (though, considering it’s Android, this is no guarantee that a game will actually work), starting this spring.
Team 2Bit’s Fist Puncher, previously released on Xbox Live Indie Games, and then on Steam (published by Adult Swim Games), has made its way to everyone’s favorite Android-powered microconsole, the Ouya. Up to four people can get together and beat up their enemies around town, including as a beekeeper, who unleashes bees on their enemies. Nice. Also nice? The inclusion of two Ouya-exclusive characters. The game is available now on Ouya.
The thumbs up system has been replaced with a 5-star rating system. As well, the Sandbox, where new submissions initially land, will have its criteria for getting on the main storefront changed.
System updates can now be postponed. Ironically, only after this one. However, web features like “Discover” will be disabled. Some other handy tweaks and features like HDMI overscan compensation have been added. The system update is available now.
Ouya has announced a new 16 GB version of their Android-powered microconsole. While it now boasts twice the storage as the original model, that’s not all that’s new. WiFi connectivity has improved, possibly due to the new matte finish instead of the metal casing the 8 GB model users. The controller is updated with a new look and improved Bluetooth. The 16 GB model will run $129, and is available in North America from Ouya directly or from Amazon.