Ouya exclusive Towerfall coming to PC
July 19, 2013 // 8:01 a.m.
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Towerfall, a 2D brawler currently exclusive to the Ouya, is coming to the PC according to developer Matt Thorson.
Thorson confirmed the port over Twitter, stating that it will take a couple of months and will ship with 'a ton of new content'. The PC version should launch at between $15-$20.
Towerfall has been described by some sources as a 'system-seller' and has been met with a generally positive critical reception thanks to its compelling Smash Bros-like
style and gameplay. On the Ouya, the game sells for $15 and supports a Playstation 3 controller.
The move to PC means that the Kickstarted android console will be losing one of its only exclusive titles.
Earlier this week, Ouya announced a $1m funding pool to help encourage the development of exclusives for the system. The fund will match the amount raised by any Ouya project that successfully makes it through Kickstarter from a minimum of $50,000 up to a maximum of $250,000.
The Ouya has been struggling with a lack of exclusive software since its consumer-facing launch last month. In some cases, early advertising efforts from some organisations even resorted to highlighting the machine's ability to run emulators for classic consoles to help the box sell.
The $99 Android console raised just under $8.6m on Kickstarter, making it the second-highest earning project in the crowd funding platform's history, behind the Pebble smart watch with just over $10.2m.