The Unity developer toolkit is already impacting the development of new games for Wii U, as Taxi Journey designers Lexis Numerique have announced on their Kickstarter page that Wii U has been added to Windows as the two main platform goals for the project. Xbox Live, PS Vita, and iPad are all among the campaign’s stretch goals, but the low production cost associated with using the Unity toolkit has given Lexis Numerique the ability to port the game to Wii U for no added expense.
With a similar art scheme and tone to the game Limbo, but a gameplay and story all its own, Taxi Journey is a dark puzzle-platformer featuring a large man, animated in color, driving a small taxi through richly detailed black and white terrain. The game’s Kickstarter campaign requires $130,000 to meet its primary goal. Here is a comment from the page regarding the Wii U version:
“We wanted to wait for the confirmation that we could have FREE a Unity Pro version before announcing the Wii U. We don’t want to push the stretch goals of the other platforms (especially for the PS Vita) and we needed to be 100% sure that the Wii U wouldn’t impact our cost structure. Now, we know that we can port the game very fast and with no additional charges.”