Thatgamecompany co-founder Kellee Santiago, who left the Journey developer in March last year, is joining Android console company OUYA as its head of developer relations. Santiago tweeted that she is “looking forward to continuing my work in tilting the industry scales towards indie developers and more variety in game content.” She added that she will still be “making stuff” while at OUYA.
OUYA founder and CEO Julie Uhrman announced the hire in an update on the company’s official site: “We’re calling her OUYA’s DBF (Developer’s Best Friend).”
Santiago has been a strong supporter of indie games, and is a founding member of the Indie Fund.
In other OUYA news, the console will be shipping to its Kickstarter backers on March 28, and hitting retail shelves in June, Uhrman said.
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thatgamecompany co-founder Kellee Santiago joins OUYA