I don't know if the game is crap (the video certainly is, especially when the defense chase after the receiver following his path instead of taking an angle on pursuit), but the company looks legit enough.
Yes, it is a press release, but it notes "MogoTXT, Inc., a licensee of NFL PLAYERS, the licensing arm of the NFL Players Association, today announced the launch of MogoBall,"
and they are indeed an official licensee from the NFL Players association. I don't know the detail of their license such as what they can do with it (if it is limited to Mogoball or may be extended to other games they make), but atleast some part of it is not total BS.
and Scott Fujita, beside the video shut out, is an advisor to the company... so unless he is just throwing his reputation away, I don't know why he would get involve if this isn't "real". crap maybe, but scam? Not too sure.
and while I am sure their kickstarter is indeed to take advantage of the Ouya program, it is not entirely unthinkable that a few friend can put up $10k-$30k each... that used to be how people get their business started... have friends/family/ put up that kind of seed money. Whatever it is, it is fun reading some of the comments to the IGN article... I think too many are jumping to conclusions...
sigh. I am reading way too much articles for this.
anyway, I think this game will play very differently than what we would expect somehow linking their license for Fantasy Football (if that's what their licesne is for) to some kind of pseudo game. In their video, the play selection is odd (graphic/name)... so this may just be some kind of fantasy stat game with some weird gameplay twist on it to get around Madden... who knows...
And as far as "cheating" Ouya with self/family funding... I can't imagine Ouya has not thought of having an approval process... they chose to either leave it open or have reviewed the project and accepted it... it is their money... Some comments are outraged that they are cheating Ouya of money that can be used for other more worthy project (and the dev that could really use it)... well... take it up with Ouya for throwing their money away or not have a council/leadership with a good sense to protect their limited resources. This whole thing imo is entirely stupid for all of the parties involved.