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Ouya Gets $3.5 million Kickstarter Boost

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by steelballs, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. steelballs

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    Ouya makes a killing on Kickstarter as donations flood in with more than 27,000 people pledging over $3.5 million dollars to Ouya who make an open-source gaming console running on a modified version of Android 4.0

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    The Ouya console is cheap: anyone who donates $99 or more to the Ouya Kickstarter campaign will receive an Ouya console with at least one controller. That?s a better deal than anything offered by contemporary console manufacturers, and it?s cheaper than most mobile gaming devices (sans contract subsidies). Of course, you get what you pay for; the components of the Ouya console are outmatched by current-gen consoles like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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    http://www.pcworld.com/article/259121/why_ouya_is_making_a_killing_on_kickstarter.html

    Impressive funding by any standards!
     
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    Awesome I am always down for some cheap games.

    I wonder though, has anyone ever came up with a creative internet marketing project and put it on kickstarter? I can see that as a way to make a huge profit, with the investment as well as what you get from the campaign.
     
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  3. steelballs

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    Hit me up with a PM if you know how to get that done I have the project. If you have the know how to get funding?

    Thanks :)
     
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    Looks cool, hope it works out :)
     
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    WOW, that is pretty amazing....

    I am still in shock on how well kickstarter does. Almost makes me wanna put something together. I mean seriously, have you browsed through some of the crap that is on there?! They still get people "giving them money"! its crazy.... What a smart idea who ever started that. Even if I had the idea of starting a website like that, I would think it would never take off.

    I guess, thats why I am not rich....:scared1:
     
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  6. prouted

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    I hope this gonna become more than a "simple" game console. I'm really looking forward to seeing the end product and try / hack it ;)
     
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    kickstarter has had total people invest about 250 million in total till date in 3.5years. Considering that 4M is really a huge investment that a single project has got.
     
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    Ah, gaming the gamers! But actually this is an interesting strategy and is bound to create a pool of true believers! I like this approach!
     
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    The kickstarter video actually made me want one and I don't even play games anymore hehe.

    From the forum link it looks like it will support video playback and youtube stuff as well.

    Looks interesting and definately worth keeping an eye on.
     
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  10. steelballs

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    Wow this funding is kicking on big time


    38,611
    Backers

    $4,926,903
    pledged of $950,000 goal

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    days to go

    kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console
     
  11. Falian

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    That's so badass! I need to explore possibilities with Kickstarter.
     
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    I'm intrested to try kickstarter, but they are only accepts people from US. Anyone know how to get around with this? I want to start small custom silver jewelry shop.
     
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  13. steelballs

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    Yes there is an alternative solution check this out on BHW
    Two Stage Fundraising Kickstarter and Indiegogo
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/461885-two-stage-fundraising-kickstarter-indiegogo.html
     
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    That amount is super insane! Wow, people are just giving away money! Not bad at all.
     
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    We should start such a service here on BH...like SEO tools or something like that;)
     
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    too bad kickstarter are only avlble to US residents..
     
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    Now over $5 Million

    40,227
    Backers

    $5,136,344
    pledged of $950,000 goal

    20
    days to go