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Nintendo and Wii U eShop impressing indie developers faster than Microsoft and Sony

Nintendo is making the Wii U eShop experience painless for indie developers. How about Microsoft and Sony?

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JeffGrubb1336d ago

This is an exciting development.

Neonridr1336d ago

Great news. The Wii U can become quite a successful platform for the indie developers. Keep embracing them.

legend9111336d ago (Edited 1336d ago )

I loved Trine, trust me guys, Trine is definitely worth buying if you're into that kind of stuff. And indie games usually can be a very nice way of making exclusives.

From the article, "Part of that includes making patches free to implement, encouraging them. “Simply put, [Nintendo has] told us that there are no basic payments for each patch — which were pretty high on most platforms — and that we can update our game almost as much as we want,” said Haveri. “For indie developers, this is huge.”

"Developers have complained in the past of the exorbitant fees that publishers like Microsoft charge. “I mean, it costs $40,000 to put up a patch,” Tim Schafer of Double Fine Productions told Hookshot Inc. early this year. “We can’t afford that! Open systems like Steam, that allow us to set our own prices, that’s where it’s at, and doing it completely alone like Minecraft. That’s where people are going.”

I see this platform gaining much more traction in the coming months.

deletingthis346753341336d ago

I agree, Trine is amazing. Great and unique combination of platforming and light RPG elements. One of the most creative games this generation.

bubblebeam1336d ago

“I mean, it costs $40,000 to put up a patch,”

Trying to play AvP online on the Xbox 360. It's broken as hell. Region locked searching, meaning it is impossible for someone from 1 country to find someone from another. Absolute mess.

I blame SEGA for being A-holes, I also blame Rebellion for not making it properly, and I blame Microsoft for their stupid excessive fees. They only care about money, while us gamers are the ones who suffer.

wita1336d ago

Trine looks gorgeous! I do want to play it on Wii U.

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