Indie developers need to know how to put their games on Wii U and 3DS – Nintendo

Nintendo luring Indie developers to their platforms.

Posted By | On 26th, Mar. 2013 Under Article, News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


The independent developers are unaware of how to put their games on Wii U and 3DS, according to Nintendo business development manager Dan Adelman.

He also revealed that the company has tried to make the process easier and devs need to realize this and try them out.

“It’s crazy that there are so many developers who don’t realize this, but yes, it is not only possible for an indie to get a game onto the eShop service, we’ve tried to make it as frictionless as possible,”  he told Gamasutra.

“Developers have always been able to make their content available on our systems since the WiiWare days, without the need for an intermediary publisher between the developer and Nintendo. Nor do they need to mount a big PR campaign just to be allowed onto the service. Our philosophy is that if you believe enough in your game to build it, we want to do what we can to support you.”

He also revealed some more information that makes it easier for developers to publish their games on Nintendo platforms.

“I like to think we’ve built up a relationship of trust with a lot of the developers on our system, so they know they can say whatever’s on their mind,” he revealed.

“And not just when they have an issue that needs to be resolved, either. We try to take a proactive stance with developers and solicit feedback from time to time. How can our development tools be better? What kind of functionality do you want to see in the eShop? How can we improve our processes to make life easier? I kind of see a big part of my role as representing the indie community inside Nintendo to make sure that we can make our systems as friendly as possible.”

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