Ouya Asks Devs to Port to Razer Forge TV

Ouya Store
The homepage of the store on Ouya

A few months ago, the ambitious Android gaming console Ouya was sold to Razer after becoming ultimately unsuccessful at establishing a home for free-to-play games. At the time Razer said they’d be bringing Ouya’s storefront to their Razer Forge TV under the new name “Cortex for Android TV”, though there wasn’t a set date.

After a few months, it seems like the project has begun to move forward. Ouya today sent out an email to game developers asking them to update their games to support Razer Forge TV. The process should be relatively simple, updating control photos and some libraries, as outlined in this document.

This new store will probably launch some time in November, as the email is asking developers to submit their games by October 20th to be eligible to be featured when the app does launch.

It’s not clear yet whether Cortex for Android TV will be available for all Android TV devices, or restricted to the Razer Forge TV. If we hear back from Ouya this post will be updated.

EDIT: Ouya currently doesn’t have plans to expand their storefront beyond the Razer Forge TV.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker) Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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