OUYAOUYA’s “Free the Games” fund, which matches funds for any indie game on Kickstarter with at least $50,000 in funding (up to $1 million), is embroiled in backlash from the indie game developers it sought to court. After two Kickstarter projects tied to the initiative were found to be taking advantage of the promotion — investing their own money or those of friends to receive the matching funds — OUYA head Julie Uhrman attempted to assuage concerns with a blog post last evening. In it, Uhrman says, “Recently, the intention behind our Free the Games Fund – to provide additional funding to crowd-funded games bound for OUYA, and enable developers to make more of them – seems to have been lost.” The post, however, seems to have caused more harm than good. Indie developers took to the comments section to berate Uhrman’s response.

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