Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman shows off the new console

Take a sneak peek at an early version of the tiny video game console that raised more than $8 million on Kickstarter and means big business for the gaming world.

Funded by Kickstarter, the makers behind the open source video game console Ouya have recently shipped various units to developers, giving them a chance to see exactly how small the console really is – and we thought the GameCube was tiny!

In the video below, Ouya's CEO Julie Uhrman reveals the brand new console by unboxing one of the limited-edition development kit sent off, as well as showing what the controllers bundled in the box look like too. Backers of the project can expect something quite similar in a few months time.

Based on Android, the system is essentially already well established, with many current Android developers gearing up for the new system by bringing their games to the big screen. Uhrman said in an interview with RedBullUSA.com last year that she received "hundreds and hundreds of emails daily from developers wanting to develop specifically for Ouya and wanting their games on Ouya."

The final release of the console will not be made with plastic, and only the limited-run boxes will feature transparent controllers – of which the Ouya team is still tweaking to perfection.

The console itself is still expected to ship to Kickstarter backers in March, but you can also pre-order a console for $99 (£61) on the official site.

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