Getting Started with OUYA

Getting Started with OUYA
Getting Started with OUYA is published by in May 2014. This book has 116 pages in English, ISBN-13 9781783551453.

The OUYA console is a fully customizable open source indie console, which is based on the Android operating system and equipped with the powerful Tegra3 graphics processor. It provides unprecedented levels of performance for an open-source console, and is a new open platform for game developers, offering them the freedom to build and publish games on their own.

This book is a practical guide that will help you learn more about the OUYA console. From setting up a developer account to developing your first game, right up to publishing your game on the OUYA marketplace, this book guides you through the whole process of OUYA game development.

Learn about the entire process of game development on the OUYA platform, from the origins of the project and business model, to the construction of your first game for the console. You will then get an introduction to the technical specifications of the console, as well as how to install the prerequisites needed for game development. You will also learn how to configure the OUYA development environment, including the OUYA Development Kit, with emulators and Unity3D. Finally, the book will walk you through the process of building your first project, adding marketplace functionalities, and publishing the video game.

Getting Started with OUYA provides users with the basics of developing games for the console, and also gives them a glimpse into what the future has in store for the platform.

What you will learn from this book

  • Get to know about the origins of the OUYA console and its technical specifications
  • Set up and configure the prerequisites needed to prepare the OUYA development environment
  • Set up two controllers, data storage, graphical optimization models, and textures
  • Install the OUYA SDK (ODK) and the entire development environment (including the emulator and Unity3D)
  • Configure the controls for your OUYA console
  • Get a glimpse into the future of the console, including new peripherals, new interfaces, and new display devices


This is a hands-on, practical approach to developing games on the OUYA console. It includes step-by-step examples as well as detailed theoretical explanations of industry practices.

Who this book is for

If you want to explore the development of games for the OUYA console, this is the book for you. From beginners to advanced users, the book allows developers to address various issues related to development projects for the OUYA console.

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