Uhrman adds that backers should “keep a lookout in your inbox for an email from us. It will have your tracking number and estimated delivery date. Might take a few weeks to get to everyone. We have a lot of Ouyas to ship!”
The update also announced that former Journey developer Kellee Santiago, who left thatgamecompany in March of last year, has joined the Ouya team. According to Uhrman, “we’ve been looking for someone to lead our outreach to developers, someone who really ‘gets’ how developers work, someone who can help devs bring their most creative, exciting work to Ouya. We are thrilled to share that Kellee Santiago, co-founder of thatgamecompany (the maker of Journey) and partner at Indie Fund, will be joining us to lead developer relations. We’re calling her Ouya’s DBF (Developer’s Best Friend).”
“Ouya gets it,” Santiago wrote. “This is the first console company that really understands how important it is to remove the barriers to development. By freeing up the development process, Ouya is opening up new doors in console gaming.”
Ouya will launch in June for non-backers and will be available at Target, Amazon, GameStop and Best Buy, among others. A new console is said to be coming every year.