Finding its market before it even exists, the Kickstarter funding drive for the ambitious OUYA game console project has blitzed past its initial US$950,000 goal in less than 8 hours of opening for backers.
The device is promised as a low-cost, Tegra 3-powered system based on Google's Android OS. It's designed by Jambox and One Laptop Per Child designer Yves Behar and some other very credible names are also involved, including Xbox project co-founder Ed Fries, and Amazon Kindle's Muffi Ghadiali, as well as ex-IGN digital distribution head Julie Uhrman.
Unlike the walled-gardens of traditional TV games consoles, the OUYA wants to be open to indie developers and hobbyists alike -- proudly announcing that rooting the device won't void the warranty.
If that sounds tantalising, check out the pitch video below and head over to the Kickstarter page
, where you can drop US$99 (and some additional shipping charges) with the promise of your very own OUYA console before they make it into stores.