Human Element Prequel Becomes First Exclusive Game on the Ouya
At this point, everyone knows what the Ouya, a $99, open-source, and Android-based console funded entirely by an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign, is, but nobody knows what games the Ouya will actually be home to. Today in an update on the project’s Kickstarter page, the first of a presumed many titles was confirmed for the system as Robert Bowling, a former employee of Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward, announced that a prequel to his current project, Human Element, would be released exclusively on the crowd-sourced phenomenon.
Human Element is a survival-horror game that takes place in the most popular setting of the modern entertainment industry: the zombie apocalypse. Beyond that, little is known, but more news will likely unfold as the title nears its slated 2015 release. The prequel on the Ouya will play out episodically and will lay out the groundwork for its eventual successor.
Bowling bolstered his support of the new hardware by personally donating $10,000 to the cause, a number that earns the donor an engraved denotation on the console’s first production run as well as a private dinner with esteemed game developers and designers.
Something tells me that Robert Bowling isn’t in need of the latter half of that reward.