Any games that run on Android will work on the OUYA Gaming Console.
OUYA runs it’s own modified version of Android because OUYA is designed to run on your television rather than a small touch-screen device. However, at the end of the day, OUYA is running Android and therefore any software that can run on Android will work on OUYA.
In fact, that’s the point.
OUYA might be a totally new gaming console, but it already has a huge library of software ready to run on it. You can transfer any Android software to your OUYA using the USB port.
Here’s the catch.
The OUYA uses a OUYA Wireless Bluetooth Controller whereas most existing Android games are designed for touchscreen. In order to port games to OUYA to be included in the OUYA marketplace, developers need to add support for the controller.
So yes, anything that runs on Android will run on OUYA, but porting something to OUYA to ensure a good user experience requires adding support for the controller. The controller does have a touchpad, but that’s not exactly the same thing.
If you’re interested in knowing what games have been published to OUYA, check out the Complete List of OUYA Games.
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