OUYA Enters Development

The Kickster-funded Android-powered console is set for release in March. The big news dropped today that the console is getting ready for game developers to get started making games to release alongside this wonderful machine. OUYA’s CEO Julie Uhrman wrote that the company has gotten their first run of PCBs, or Printed Circuit Boards, which she calls “the heart of the OUYA experience.”

The boards can be seen in the photo, and right now, according to the statement, the company’s working on testing the PCBs. If all goes according to plan, dev kits will go out in December, which is right on time with the company’s schedule. She also put out an open call to developers who want to get in on the OUYA project:

“If you’re a game developer and you want to start making games for OUYA, our OUYA Software Developer Kit (ODK) is coming soon, but in the meantime, there’s a lot you can do to get started. We’ve posted some information for developers that should help you prepare for the launch of your new game or app on OUYA.”

In addition, Uhrman says that the hardware will run on the latest version of Android’s operating system. It was appropriately titled SO LONG, ICE CREAM SANDWICH:

“I’m happy to announce OUYA will run on Android Jelly Bean, the newest version of the Android operating system. We’re making the jump from the old version, Ice Cream Sandwich, to ensure that we’re running on the most up-to-date software available. You asked if it could be done, we looked into it, and we made it happen.”

You can see the full official statement here!