Julie Uhrman, OUYA

Julie Uhrman
Source: OUYA
Julie Uhrman

Gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman is founder and CEO of OUYA, an Android-based gaming console that enables any developer, experienced or not, to bypass licensing fees and publish a console game by bringing the mobile app model to the TV. OUYA is a powerful, open and inexpensive alternative to traditional game consoles.

Uhrman started in the game business a decade ago and, before launching OUYA, held several executive roles with video game companies, including GameFly, IGN (where she led digital distribution and business development) and Vivendi Universal.

By combining a classic console format with the ease of open mobile software-development kits, Uhrman seeks to make OUYA the open pathway for all gamemakers to bring their craft to the world.

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About OUYA

OUYA enables any creator to publish a game for the TV. Launched with the OUYA game console in 2013, OUYA offers more than 850 games from established AAA developers to emerging game artists. Built on an accessible and open platform, OUYA currently has more than 36,000 developers, growing by 1,000 per month.

Crowdfunding campaign

  • The third most successful Kickstarter campaign of all time, totaling $8,596,475—904 percent above OUYA's goal.
  • Within the first 24 hours the project began attracting one backer every 5.59 seconds