The 11 games Ouya’s showing off at GDC

Ouya’s showcasing exclusive local multiplayer games and more experimental projects.


Ouya has revealed the lineup of games it will show off at the 2014 Game Developers Conference next week.

There are 11 games in total, ranging from local multiplayer games that seem a lot like one of the first big Ouya hits TowerFall Ascension, to more experimental projects like That Dragon, Cancer.

Except for Double Fine’s Broken Age, which was already released on PC, all the games below are exclusive to Ouya.


Toto Temple Deluxe

Developed by Juicy Beast, Toto Temple Deluxe is a local multiplayer game where up to 4 players must hold on to a goat for as long as possible, while their friends jump and dash around trying to knock it out of their hands. It will launch in April.


Duck Game

Another local multiplayer arena deathmatch game, this time with a large arsenal of weapons.


That Dragon Cancer

That Dragon, Cancer tells the story of the challenges developer Ryan and his wife Amy faced while dealing with their son’s cancer. It will touch on the trials of the experience, as well as the lighter, more hopeful moments. Ryan will not be at GDC because of the recent passing of his son.


Cascade

Developed with the help of a leading Alzheimer’s researcher, Cascade lets players explore interconnected worlds, and is meant to raise awareness of the disease.


Reagan Gorbachev

From the makers of Fist Puncher, Reagan Gorbachev is a top-down brawler and puzzle solving adventure starring the leaders of the United States and Russia during the height of the Cold War.


LAZA KNITEZ!!

Yet another local multiplayer game, this time with interstellar jousting.


Neverending Nightmares

A horror game with a branching narrative inspired by the creator’s own battle with mental illness. It successfully Kickstarted in the fall.


Thralled

Set in 18th-century Brazil, Thralled tells the story of a runaway slave. The GDC demo will be the first that’s been made available to the public.


Broken Age

The Ouya version of Double Fine’s new adventure game, Broken Age. Be sure to check out our review of the PC version.


Whispering Willows

Another 2D horror game, Whispering Willows allows players to switch between human and spirit forms to solve puzzles, connect with ghosts, and avoid danger. The game was first conceived as part of the Ouya Create Game Jam and will be out later this spring.



Knight & Damsel

Sadly, no trailer for this last one. Knight & Damsel is a 2D side-scroller that pits two players in a split-screen race to rescue the other from danger. The knight makes his way toward an evil castle to save the damsel, while the damsel escapes from said castle to save the knight.

While most of these games are exclusive to Ouya, soon you will not need to buy the Ouya microconsole to play them. Last week Ouya announced its Ouya Everywhere initiative, which aims to bring Ouya to set-top boxes, smart TVs, and other devices besides its dedicated $99 microconsole, starting with Mad Catz’s M.O.J.O. microconsole.

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72 comments
nazgoroth
nazgoroth

Or looking at some newer posts...


You can wait for sony to buy the titles and release them for Ps4... Ouya is history...

charlesswann
charlesswann

Don't know why Ouya gets laughed at so much.  Less of a joke than xbox.  Great value for what you get actually.

sherberttcat
sherberttcat

The only game in that list anyone cares about, is "That dragon Cancer", and that's because of the subject matter, and story behind it.

VintAge68
VintAge68

Just pre-ordered an Ouya (the new model) so I am really looking forward to Neverending Nightmares and Broken Age :D

streamline
streamline

Ouya should get Macho Man Randy Savage to be their spokesperson or at least be in their ads.

Navardo95
Navardo95

This puts the PS4 to utter shame doesn't it? 

Halloll
Halloll

I don't get why everyone is bashing on the Ouya when you could play the best games ever on it, emulated though.

guardianofhonor
guardianofhonor

Wow all those games look like shit. Ouya is only good for use as a doorstop.

grin89
grin89

i thought the ouya was deaded

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

I need that duck game in my life... my life is not complete without that duck game... such gfx, such gameplay... so next gen...

WTF, can the Ouya just disappear please... 

deadpen
deadpen

Duck Game reminds me of what a game for Howard the Duck would have been like.....If money hungry movie makers were like they are today, make a movie and have a game release with it.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

Some of these games look interesting.  I don't really want an Ouya, though.

Jock9
Jock9

Damn it, no good RPG's on the Ouya except Final Fantasy. Why invest in games most gamers will avoid even in a desert. This is why I've stuck to PS3 and Xbox 360. With PS+ I just got Tomb Raider and Two Brothers for free.

Now why would I buy a console with no appealing games to give us, and it has had more than a year and yet still no improvement. I'll stick to the big consoles than you, Ouya.

darkteddi
darkteddi

I better start making a game for Ouya. it might get to be shown at ouya's E3 presentation.

leakingdogmilk
leakingdogmilk

Need some games about feminism, pro-LGBT, eating disorder and disabled people, 

outlawoftorn
outlawoftorn

what is this? why would anyone buy a console limited to such games? I dont think the Ouya is attractive even to the extremely casual gamer. its not even meant for a niche market. it just has no purpose to exist.

politickeehn
politickeehn

Games about Alzheimer's, mental illness, cancer and Reagan and Gorbachev? Interesting.

Aelfredus
Aelfredus

I thought Ouya was cancelled...

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

I would like to purchase That Dragon Cancer to support the family that lost their 5 year old son, but I don't want the little toy $99 game console that goes along with it.

Talis12
Talis12

All the games i never wanted..

PS4andXoneGamer
PS4andXoneGamer

Toto temple deluxe art design is a blatant rip off of Castle Crashers

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

Well these games will eventually show up on pc and ps4.

DarthMallrat
DarthMallrat

I could play this kinda crap on my phone.


...But I don't.

JazzFromHell
JazzFromHell

wow, some of them look very interesting, I might buy an ouya.

warriors30
warriors30

Sorry, Ouya...I just can't take you cerealsly. 

melante
melante

@nazgoroth  I like history and the Ouya works great as a multimedia, retro and casual games station. I love it. It gets a lot of playing time while I'm still waiting for some good AAA games to appear on my PS4.

mcnichoj
mcnichoj

@charlesswann

Why, because it sold less than the PS4? Because of the DRM thing? Because [insert moronic reason made moot a long time ago]?

The console is selling fine, better than any previous Xbox and better than the Wii U in the same time frame of its launch and that console didn't even have competition.

MS got rid of the DRM thing and at one point Sony was thinking about doing the same.


It's a shame that I own a Ouya and really look forward to some of these games but have to be roped in with elitist butthats like you.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@charlesswann  


You get a square shapped android based arsedildo with controller input lag... how is that better value for money... you complete baffling *****.

10854
10854

@sherberttcat  I like the style of artwork too.

akhibrass
akhibrass

@nazgoroth  Because EVERYTHANG has to be next gen, right? You can't just enjoy a fun game with great gameplay, can you? it all has to look like Titanfall, right?

akhibrass
akhibrass

@Jock9  There are actually a few good rpg's. And many android rpg's work on the Ouya just fine. 

hystavito
hystavito

@Tomcat2007  I'm actually surprised that game and the other 2 that seem to be aimed at raising awareness of an issue are OUYA exclusives.


When you want to get a message out you wouldn't think to do an exclusive, although these are probably timed and maybe they couldn't afford to do any other platforms until they get some sales.  But, the weirdest part is doing so on OUYA.  If they were designed for touchscreen and done as generic Android games, the install base would be so much bigger.  All 3 of them don't seem to be the type of game that really needs a controller.


My best guess would be they got money from OUYA, maybe through that controversial program they ran awhile back.  Maybe that was the only way they could get the games made? 

barrybarryk
barrybarryk

@jcknapier711  The Ouya games will be on the Mojo too.  "Ouya" is essentially a digital store for Android couch games now, that's the plan anyway

snaketus
snaketus

@melante @nazgoroth  That's great, but I do all that with my small PC in my living room, better. Hell they didn't even release the thing here at all. Still waiting Nvidia Shield to get here, that is somewhat interesting at least.