Gladiator is a lot of fun and it’s nice to play an updated throwback to the classic MS-DOS days. However, the video game market is not quite so nice!
The OUYA represents a change to the way games are discovered by players. The traditional method of finding games in the local brick & mortar shop or even the recent way that Google Play and the iOS App Store interface with the user are not proper solutions to the modern problem of finding the right game/app for you.
I’d love to say that the OUYA has the answer, but it’s not there yet. There’s promise though. One promising feature is the Sandbox. The Sandbox is where all new games go on OUYA. It prevents the store from being overrun by tons of junk, which is great. The issue is that the games that stay in the Sandbox for a little while end up having their own discoverability problems. That’s where Gladiator is now.
Considering that, we’re making Gladiator available for free now on the OUYA, the best place to play this kind of 4-player co-op game. If all we get out of this is that more people get to play this game, then that’s a job well done! We hope you’ll help us spread the word so that the community of this great gaming classic will continue to grow.