U.S. developer Still Games has praised Nintendo for offering a wide selection and display of indie titles through the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. The studio is planning to bring its latest project, Animal Gods, to Nintendo’s system among other platforms. The game, which takes inspiration from the SNES classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, is currently being funded via Kickstarter with six more days to go. It is described as an action-adventure RPG set in Bronze Age Europe where players journey to an open world and battle ancient animal deities.
Still Games’ Peter Harmon: “All nostalgia aside, I think Nintendo is one of the most consistent & high quality developers around. I’m honored that they verified us to develop on their own platforms. Nintendo has always been making good games.
“On the business side, the Nintendo eShop is quite friendly — the eShop gets more use than it does on other platforms — Wii U owners use the eShop. Indie games show up on the front page, and players know they exist.
“From a design perspective, I think players will find Animal Gods has some core gameplay elements in line with Nintendo’s, so Nintendo fans will find Animal Gods to be an enjoyable experience.”