We all know by now the backlash and pure frustration OUYA has put its Kickerstarter campaign donaters through and the good news is that OUYA knows as well. Last week I reported on the company offering store credit, this time they’re giving away one million dollars.
OUYA has launched its Free the Games Fund initiative, which seeks to match contributions for flourishing Kickstarter campaigns which meet a $50,000 threshold, up to a ceiling of $250,000, from a pool of $1 million.
Those seeking fund-matching through OUYA must meet submission guidelines by contacting the console manufacturer prior to starting the Kickstarter campaign, which can run anywhere starting today until August 10, 2014, and agree to six-month exclusivity.
Eligible games will receive a quarter of their cash once the Kickstarter campaign has concluded, then half of the promised total once the game launches on OUYA. The remaining quarter of owed payment will be granted after that six-month exclusivity has expired. The qualifying game which raises the most cash through Kickstarter will receive an additional $100,000 on top of what OUYA has agreed to match.
OUYA’s own successful Kickstarter campaign raised over $8 million dollars in two months with over 63,000; despite the events that followed this new move definitely pays it forward, in more ways than one.