Ouya has revealed the lineup of games it will show off at the 2014 Game Developers Conference next week.
Except for Double Fine’s Broken Age, which was already released on PC, all the games below are exclusive to Ouya.
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.
Another local multiplayer arena deathmatch game, this time with a large arsenal of weapons.
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.
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.
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.
Yet another local multiplayer game, this time with interstellar jousting.
A horror game with a branching narrative inspired by the creator’s own battle with mental illness. It successfully Kickstarted in the fall.
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.
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.
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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