'Human Element' prequel announced as first-party exclusive for Ouya

Human Element, the first game from ex-Infinity Ward lead Robert Bowling's Robotoki development studio, will receive an episodic prequel on the Ouya — the very first first-party title for the platform.

Human Element, the first game from ex-Infinity Ward lead Robert Bowling's Robotoki development studio, will receive an episodic prequel on the Ouya — the very first announced first-party title for the platform.

In an update on the Kickstarter page for the now extremely well-funded Ouya, Bowling shares his enthusiasm for the open-source Android console. His enthusiasm evolved into two different kinds of support for Ouya, first as a $10,000 donation to the Ouya Kickstarter, and later as a partnership with his studio, Robotoki.

The episodic prequel will share some of the backstory of the apocalyptic event that shapes the world of Human Element. The details of the partnership with Ouya aren't clear, but Bowling says his studio will "work with the Ouya team and bring you an exclusive episodic look at the world as it develops and collapses over the course of the event happening, to give you a look at some of the survivor scenarios and elements that you can expect from the full game in 2015."

Earlier this month, Bowling pulled back the curtain on how Human Element, which is due out in 2015, will allow players to gather resources by checking in at real-world destinations using mobile location services. That location-based element will tie back into the game's other planned launch platforms: Next-gen consoles and PCs.

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