Ouya, the company behind a small $99 Android(s goog) gaming console, has picked up $15 million in funding. The investment, announced on Thursday, follows the $8.6 million raised by Ouya on the crowd-sourced Kickstarter platform in August of 2012. Long-time executive at EA, Bing Gordon, will be joining the Ouya board as part of the deal, which was funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), along with participation from the Mayfield Fund, NVIDIA(s nvdia), Shasta Ventures, and Occam Partners.
The Ouya console is a small box, designed by Yves Behar, that runs Google’s Android software on an Nvidia Tegra 3 chip. The console costs $99 with additional controllers priced at $49 each. Unlike other gaming devices, Ouya focuses on a free-to-play model:
“For gamers, every game will be free to play: what this means is that there will at least be a free demo, or you’ll be able to play the…
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