Nintendo has had its fair share of knockbacks when it comes to the fickle industry, but there is one aspect the company is making a big effort to catch up for lost time – its relationship with indie games developers. According to Capybara Games’ co-founder Nathan Vella – who brought the great Might and Magic Clash of Heroes to the Nintendo DS – has seen Nintendo personally up their game when it comes to indie devs. Speaking to VG247, Vella said:
“I’ve seen personally, first-hand, Nintendo making a big move to try and get smaller, unique, independent games on Wii U downloadable. They have a really great team there; Dan Edelman who runs that division is one of the raddest dudes in video games, and I would say easily one of the most respected people by the independent community.
“Nintendo is reaching out and trying to do something. They’re playing catch up, obviously, and that’s a hard spot to be in when it comes to getting the new stuff, but they’re really putting in.”
And in support of indie developers from an interview conducted by Gamasutra back in March, Dan Edelman insisted that getting your game onto the eShop is fairly easy to do, and Nintendo has tried to make it as ‘frictionless’ as possible. He said in succinct terms: “Our philosophy is that if you believe enough in your game to build it, we want to do what we can to support you.”