Dan Adelman, who works as Nintendo’s liaison with indies, has told Gamasutra that the company has made it a lot easier for independent developers to create games for both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Adelman says the controversial office requirement is now a thing of the past and developers can create games anywhere they want. He also went on to say that developers can set their own pricing for games and can make price changes permanent.
“I know we’ve shied away from talking about these things publicly in the past, so I’m glad that I can officially confirm that the office requirement is a thing of the past.”
“Anyone from any country can make their games available on the eShop within the NOA and NOE region — i.e., pretty much everywhere outside of Japan.”
“Developers set their own pricing for their Wii U and Nintendo 3DS content. As one example, Little Inferno launched at $14.99. They did a sale for $9.99, and it went so well, they decided to make that price change permanent. It’s completely in their control.”