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Nintendo ‘Making A Big Move’ To Help Indie Devs

wii_U_whiteNintendo 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.”

59 comments

      1. ignoring the fact that nintendo is scared to go on the stage at e3!!!!!!! just what we would expect from the once good company that now is all gimmicky fun!!!!!!

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      2. You haven’t been paying any attention AT ALL have you? I guess I shall educate you. E3 is not as amazing as it once was. Nintendo doesn’t need a huge part in E3 to be successful, and having this smaller part, will not hinder them AT ALL. When xboxone reveals like two games and bulls***s about nothing I’m gonna laugh at your comment. That is when tomorrow Nintendo will showcase a barrage of games that actually have play value. Unlike anything on any xbox system.

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      3. See Honey bee has a bad memory. He also forgot that the only console that will be on tv is Xboneone. Sony wont be.

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      4. And what game the same garbage as always some Mario game for morons and Zelda they not gonna have big E3 press conference cos are scared dogs

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      5. You do realize REAL gamers are accepting of all games and don’t bash people for the games that they enjoy?

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      6. Huh? You are even more ignorant that Barry. Please educate yourself before you respond to me.

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      7. this bee is less ignorant than all you drones!!!!! your getting mad from a bee. at least you can play the bee movie on shitendo wii, its he only good game on shitendo, because its creative and fun right???? as you drones would say!!!!!

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      8. Forgetting that by not having a traditional conference, Nintendo’s E3 is going to have seriously high ratings. You do know that was a strategy. P.S. expect Sony and/Or Microsoft to copy that next year, and then Honey bee will think its a great idea forgetting Nintendo that did it first.

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      9. Look at you Ness. You forget anything positive on Wii U but you remember Iwanta’s dick size huh?

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      1. Obviously you do give a fuck or you wouldn’t have gone through the trouble of embedding that video just to say you don’t give a fuck. If you really didn’t give a fuck you would just have ignored my first, but you didn’t so you do infact give a fuck. Mad?

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  1. With Microsft making things harder for indie devs this is really smart of Nintendo. Any indie dev with half a brain will aim for a Wii U release.

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      1. So if he is stale, why you copy his username? Why can’t you reply back and think of your own name?

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    1. Kindof… maybe this gen they will be. There’s some great stuff but it’s not quite at the past levels of the industry. Massively needed though when giants like EA just swallow up everything. It has become boring the last 7 years or so. Nintendo doing their own thing hasn’t helped. In the past they were one of the primary influencers setting standards for other games, sadly operating in a different space with the wii they were unable to do this as well, and they didnt push boundaries as much

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    2. Agreed, in my opinion, indy games are what break people from great graphics. Sure some indy games have great graphics, but they show that a good game doesn’t need great graphics. Tomorrow is going to be awesome!

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      1. Mmmhmm , How can you have more fun with say Might switch force than tripple A game ? Indie games are full of creative passion.

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    1. Digging up old news for TLOU: Ignoring the new headquarters Nintendo vis doing and expected to hire as many as 1,500 more employees.

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      1. “Nintendo doing their own thing hasn’t helped. ” Old Gosh I have to dig up more old news: Ignoring Nintendo started rumble parks, 4 player mode, the Wiimote made Sony finally bring their move which the technology was created in 2000 yet the design copied the Wiimote. Nintendo’s Miiverse caused Sony to copy it. Sony now wants.every PS4 to have Vita controller as.a.standard like Wii U. Super Smash Bros was a unique fighting game tell Sony copied it. Mario Kart.is not an original racing game and.has.excellent sells. Xbox finally wants to make a Banjo Kazooie game to be on a plat former lime.Mario games.to.compete.with 3D Mario for Wii U. You see how Nintendo did all this?

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  2. hahahaahahahaah, this is just what nintendo would do, help me no name developers, wii un have no games!!!!!! just all shovel ware and shit. we have no 3rd parties or any fresh franchises thats not a shitty gimmick. they are helpless, begging indies.

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    1. Bad memory again. Back in April Nintendo stated the reason for Nintendo exclusives that development time to really have quality games took longer than they thought. After all Honey Bee, remember you said Nintendo games suck? So if you had had good memory you would know why 3D Mario will release nearly 12 months later after the Wii U debuted.

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    2. Last time I checked Barry, MS were the ones using PAYED actors on the xbox reveal to clap for them LMAO, PAYED big$ to devz on Ps4 to withold the IP’s from E3! Last time I checked Sony were STILL copying the shit out of Nintendo on the Social front, AND games! Looks to me that MS and Sony are the scared ones! Why wont they innovate? Why wont they play fair? Easy, because if they did, they’d be the ones making games for Nintendo lol!

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      1. yeah than why did sony move away from nintendo and create the ps1 (STING)
        now you have this kind of stuff

        without me you would fail, as im the king of the kind of games you drones eat up!!!!!

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    3. Your lack of any intelligence has boggled my mind. Barry, you’re in denial about “no games”. You do realize that soon that will change, and your pitiful excuse of an insult, will be perish. If you are a “true” Nintendo fan, you will shut up and be patient along with the adults.

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  3. You fucking trolls are retarted. Youre so delusionally pathetic that you’d troll Nintendo all across the web you losers lol. Then 1 day b4 E3 and youre still talking shit. Is that how SCARED you guys are? I mean shit you pussies have been crying ever since the WII beat that ass last gen. You never stopped crying. Quit damage controling, if WIIU is such a fail with no games, then why do you put in such a huge effort to troll it so badly? Nintendo scared? LMAO they are the ONLY company who IS NOT scared lol. They dont need to copy, troll, and be afraid like the other 2. They do their own thing and that takes big balls of steel. You fuckers are such sissies. I do not want to even hear you bitches so Im completely staying all Nintendo this gen FTW. Nintendo WIIU, the only REAL next gen system, from the only real gaming company.

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  4. Also Honey Bee, you fail to notice that by the time Wii U exclusives debut, PS4 and Xbox one will be pressured in their games. I wouldn’t be suprised if PS4 ánd Xbone rushed those exclusives. Remeber Honey bee, You want Nintendo games to go 3RD PARTY!!!So Nintendo games must be good enough because you, Ness, Nuetron, PS4 ánd Xbone know whats coming. Ness, and Jimmy Nutron want to play Nintendo on Sony consoles since they said it many times. Sony copied Super Smash and because of 3D Mario for Wii U, Microsoft is remoured to bring out BANJO-KAZOOIE platformer adventure to compete with 3D MARIO.

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    1. And thats why Honey Bee why Wii U’s heavy hitters are not out. Also another reason is because PS4 and Xboxone is not out yet. As a result, Nintendo have months to take their time. And because the Wii sold so well, Nintendo is using that old revenue from Wii to produce Wii U games. PS4 ánd Xbox can’t take their time.

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  5. Ps4=Better grfx
    XB1=A piece of dogshit
    WIIU=Better grfx+Better gameplay(Gimmick?LMAO)
    I’ll take Nintendo”Gimmicks” over a marginally better grfx card ANY DAY.

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  6. Also Xbone may or may not have 15 EXCLUSIVES. But don’t forget Honey Bee according to you like a real game. Also don’t forget each shit box comes standard with the Kinect (or gimmick as Nuetron, LIKES TO CALL IT) How you know these games aren’t rushed. BETTER yet, how you know that 68% of those games could be for KINNECT?

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  7. Ps4=80% Cutscenes, 20% Gameplay. Im looking at you UNCH, Last Of Us and 75% of all Ps games lol. I want to play not watch a movie everytime I barely start liking the gameplay lol. Walk another few steps and BAM! Another cutscene lol! Gimme that New Zelda, which looks more “Next Gen” than anything Ive seen from Ps4 that aint a cutscene.

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