Developer Luc Bernard, known for producing Mecho Wars and other iOS and Android titles in recent years, had once planned on bringing his Holocaust survival game Imagination Is the Only Escape to Nintendo DS. Now, he is attempting to crowdfund the game for PC and Mac, but has revealed in an interview that he would love to bring the game to Wii U.
He also admitted that Nintendo was “horrible” to him and other indie developers back in the days of Nintendo DS and WiiWare, and that it was a struggle to bring Imagination Is the Only Escape to the DS, an endeavor that ultimately failed. But Bernard did say that Nintendo has become far more accommodating in recent years, and recent improvements in Wii U’s development software may make it easier than ever to port a game like Imagination Is the Only Escape to the console after it is released as a computer game.
The unique Holocaust title finds a young boy named Samuel attempting to escape the horrors of the Holocaust through a fantasy adventure in which he is befriended by a fox. The serious themes made it a controversial title back when Bernard was trying to bring the game to DS, but the quotes on the project’s Indiegogo page reveal that several major publications have triumphed the game’s educational merits, arguing that, like books, video games should be a medium that addresses real-life cultural issues.
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