To be released along with the OUYA in stores next Tuesday, Rush Bros is like fighting your best friend in a nightclub inside a disco ball…. and those beats!

I sat down with Xyla Entertainment Producer, and industry luminary, Mark Chandler last night to hear more about the inspiration for this game. Of course, in true PIXELxPIXEL style, we also talked about Mark’s sordid past with 14 years in the games industry, the explosion of the Toronto indie dev scene, and how best to recover from last week’s E3 event.

From the Developer: “Rush Bros is a pulse-pounding, music-infused Platform Racing Game that features a single player and a competitive multiplayer either split-screen local or online between two simultaneous racers. Rush through over 40 unique levels jam-packed with puzzles, obstacles and power-ups in a race to the finish line where the victor can literally crush his competition.”

And crush them I shall…. right after I finish dancing.

See you at the discoteque!

Kellee
@KelleeSan
D.B.F. (Developer’s Best Friend)

Follow us on Twitter @playouya (or me @KelleeSan) and on Facebook for more announcements in the days to come and thanks again to everyone for your support!

Kellee

Kellee

Dev. BFF

  • Preston

    I’m excited for this – looks like a good game.

  • http://mcrae.me/ MikeTrike

    THIS IS AWESOME! Baller Friday™ material for sure. :)

  • Patrick

    Does anybody have an idea of which store I should go to to buy the OUYA on release day? I checked and made sure the Best Buy near me has them “In Store Only”, So I’m thinking about going there.

    • Brian

      If you have a Gamestop Power Up Rewards card you could always go there.

      • Patrick

        I saw in an article that GameStop will not be carrying the consoles. They only received the pre-orders. Is this truthful information?

    • Blake

      I’d stick with Best Buy if you want to buy in store.

  • Trevor Lerner

    Will the pre-orders be shipped by the 25th?

    • http://www.ouya.tv Tim

      Trevor, I’ve sent your email and note to our CS team — they’ll follow-up with an update on your order early this week (Mon – Tues).

      Thanks for your patience and for supporting us!

  • Kellee

    Mike – that is awesome, <3 Baller Fridays!

    Patrick – I thought there were some GameStops carrying them in store? Not sure how to verify this until Tuesday, tho!

  • Chainmail

    Next week these things go to stores?
    I have not even received my Kickstarter Founder OUYA yet
    I got an email with a tracking number June, 19. Tracking code does not work (of course).

    If I cancel my Kickstarter I could get one in the stores sooner.
    I was such a fan, a promoter. Fighting all of the haters, and disbelievers.
    I am sooooo disappointed in this company, and their priorities I am not sure if I will take it out of the box when it does arrive.

    • http://www.ouya.tv Tim

      Chainmail, please try these links to track your package — hope this helps!

      If you live in the U.S., use this link to track your OUYA order: http://bit.ly/16Tdh0e

      If you live outside of the U.S., use this link to track your order: http://bit.ly/16Tdj8m
      [IMPORTANT: be sure to enter your tracking # in the second text box labeled ‘Item Cust_Ref’ field; it’s case-sensitive.]

  • lol you moderate the comments now?

    • http://www.ouya.tv Tim

      Thanks for your note — we have always opted to read and moderate responses on our blog because we want provide a community environment that’s friendly to all ages. By no means do we filter for unfavorable messages (as seen likely by the many comments on this entry, alone), but rather want to avoid auto-posting the 4-letter words we come across from time to time. :)

  • Magnus Bergdahl

    STOP IGNORING YOUR CUSTOMERS AND DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LOUSY CUSTOMER SERVICE DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.ouya.tv Tim

      Magnus, I sent your info and note to our CS team and you should get a personal response by Tuesday at the latest — I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been frustrated by a lack of communication … I’m working diligently to staff up our team to help solve for the existing delay in OUYA response. We will make this process better. Fast. Thank you for your patience.

  • Dave

    Looks great, how about responding to my support ticket so I can use my controllers to play this game on launch day. #17651. It’s been +7 days with no response from OUYA!!!! Great customer service NOT!!!!!

    • http://www.ouya.tv Tim

      Dave, I’ve elevated your name and note to our CS lead and they will respond by Tuesday at the latest. I’m sorry to hear you have yet to receive a response — that’s unacceptable and we continue to work on adding more people to handle the ticket volume we’re currently experiencing (though I understand that does little to help YOU). Please accept my apology and thank you for your patience and support. We will get this right ASAP and appreciate you hanging with us as we ramp up our resources.

  • Red

    Hi, when do you will begin to send the OUYA (international shipping)?

    • http://www.ouya.tv Tim

      Red, International orders have been shipping around the clock for the past couple of weeks. If you’re looking to track a package, try using this link (meant only for international orders): http://bit.ly/16Tdj8m
      [IMPORTANT: be sure to enter your tracking # in the second text box labeled ‘Item Cust_Ref’ field; it’s case-sensitive.]

  • PS

    Get ready for some bad reviews. As soon as major retailers allow online reviewing I will be there to describe the complete absence of customer service from this company. What a letdown to early supporters. You guys suck.

    • http://www.ouya.tv Tim

      PS, thanks for your note — I’ve forwarded your email and details to our CS team who will respond to you directly ASAP (most likely by Tuesday at the absolute latest). I’m sorry to hear you’ve been frustrated and we will do whatever we can to make things right. We’re a small team working around the clock to get everyone their order ASAP and I hate to see backers like you feel like you’ve been ignored — that certainly is NOT our intent. Thanks again for your patience and support — we will get you an update very shortly!