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OUYA Gaming Console Receives First Exclusive Game Commitment, Human Element from Robotoki

If console gaming is something that you are into, then you must be familiar with the Call of Duty series. One of the men behind the scenes that, near the end of his career, worked closely with the community for Infinity Ward and Activision, was Mr. Robert Bowling. Just recently, Mr. Bowling left his position at Infinity Ward (to the cheers of many Last Stand  and Revenge Spawn victims) and created his very own game development company called Robotoki.

Robotoki’s Mr. Bowling recently tweeted that his company is in support of OUYA and plans to bring an exclusive game to the affordable gaming console. The game is called Human Element and it is based on a post-zombie-apocalyptic Earth where the only thing left to do, is survive. 

Here is the email that was sent out to all Kickstarter backers:

We’d like to introduce you to Robert Bowling, president of the game developer Robotoki, and an early backer of our Kickstarter. You might recognize Robert from his work with the Call of Duty franchise.

Earlier today, from his Twitter account (@fourzerotwo), Robert hinted that he had some news.

Well here it is: OUYA gamers will get FIRST access to the ravaged world of his post-zombie-apocalyptic game, Human Element.

Robotoki is the first studio to commit to building a game exclusively for OUYA: an episodic prequel that will set the stage for his eventual release ofHuman Element in 2015.

Welcome to OUYA, Robert!

With the addition of Mr. Bowling’s support and the knowledge that they now have their first OUYA exclusive title, does this console interest you more? I will admit, if a game like Day Z comes to a console, I will be all over that.

Cheers Ryun!

  • randomdroid

    So I backed this project but the system is coming out next year. This game doesn’t launch until 2015? That’s a bit of gap in time. Will the system still be viable as a gaming machine by then?

  • ocdtrekkie

    Please do not support companies doing console exclusivity agreements.

    • michael arazan

      They need some type of gimmick at first to introduce a new game system and try to get people into it. I mean they have to compete in an already large but established game market.

      • ocdtrekkie

        Every console can find a way to use that excuse, it still sucks for customers. And they have some awesome options here.

        Build console-quality games that you can run on your Ouya or your tablet, and cloud sync between them. The controls would obviously be superior on the Ouya, but it would provide cross-compatibility between console and mobile, and provide those who wanted to play it simply on a tablet an option.

  • jeff

    Will it use up all 8 GB of the Ouya’s storage?

    • EvanTheGamer


      • michael arazan

        Is it going to be like steam where your games are played and stored in the cloud?

        • EvanTheGamer

          Not sure, but that would be my guess. If they want the OUYA to be gamer’s “dream” console, they really do need to have Cloud support. 8GB space just isn’t enough, although I’m sure you can use a big 16GB or 32GB thumb drive though. I hope.

  • LarryLS

    OUYA’s next thread…OUYA files for bankruptcy.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Highly doubtful.

  • droidftw

    Do you have a main server you play DayZ on Tato? I want to hunt you down and kill you 😛

    • If I did, I wouldn’t tell anybody! 😛

      • droidftw

        Don’t tell me you play solo

        • Blood

          He plays with himself.

  • This is a sweet idea… however.. i wonder if any of the components will be upgradable over time…

    • nightscout13

      Probably not. At this price point, all components will be part of the main PCB.

  • Anthony_Armando

    this does indeed make it very tempting but ill keep the wait and see approach. besides, by the time this is released “class3” from undead labs for the xbox 360 will most likely be released or around the corner.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    It’s wild how much support, both from developers and consumers, that the OUYA is getting. I think it’ll definitely change how consoles are perceived and approached by manufacturers.

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  • SD_Scott

    I would hope that the games developed for this system can be played on any Android device… *ahem* TF300 *ahem*