Portal Designer Working on Exclusive Title for Ouya
An exclusive for the $99 console.
Kickstarter-backed gaming console Ouya is set to go to retail in early June. We know gamers are interested in the machine, but what aboue devs? Well, Ouya today revealed some details about a title from Portal designed Kim Swift and Airtight games and if you needed convincing that they studio has faith in the cheap and cheerful console, the fact that it's an Ouya exclusive should do the trick.
Dubbed Soul Fjord, the game is described as a randomly-generated dungeon crawler with rhythm-based combat. It's set in a fantasy universe and combined 70's funk and soul and Norse mythology. So, dragons, wizards, disco, and 'fros.
"In Soul Fjord, you play as Magnus Jones, a legendary warrior valiantly slain in battle," Ouya teased in a post published this week. "When the Valkyries arrive to bring him to Valhalla, the hottest club in Yggdrasil, they reveal that Magnus has been left off the guest list–and won’t be invited to Ragnarok, the party that’ll end the world. Magnus must fight his way up the World Tree to salvage his reputation as the baddest Viking in town, and gain access to Valhalla."
Sounds ... interesting. The game has kind of a Cartoon Network feel to it and though the release date is currently unknown, there is a trailer. Check it out below: