There’s no doubt that the Nintendo Switch will be a haven for indie titles and one such game is The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. Polygon caught up with Tyrone Rodriguez, the president of Nicalis to discuss development on the Nintendo Switch and he had nothing but positive words to say about the upcoming system.
“The Switch is, by far the easiest and most programmer friendly so far,” he said. “I know this sounds like lip service to Nintendo, but it’s actually not. If this wasn’t true, we wouldn’t be able to get these games up and running as quickly as we have, and we wouldn’t be able to have a launch title. It’s light years ahead of what we were doing with Wii U.”
Rodriguez also mentioned that, in addition to his team’s three announced titles (Isaac, Redout and 1001 Spikes) they have “way more” Switch games in development. They’ll have competition, though. Other indies have been announced for Switch, including Stardew Valley and Tumbleseed.
“We used to enjoy the lack of developers coming to Nintendo consoles, it was a lot less competition,” said Rodriguez. “But it’s not a bad thing. More good games on every platform is good for the industry.”