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Nintendo May Remove Office Space Restriction For Indie Developers

Nintendo is looking set to remove the office space restrictions set upon independent developers who wish to develop games for Nintendo platforms. One of the biggest problems for independent developers wishing to develop for Nintendo platforms is that they need to have a dedicated business place, such as a rented office, in order to receive a Nintendo development kit. With this hurdle out-of-the-way, presumably we will see a number of new eShop titles announced in the future.

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Munnkyman1317d ago

Sweet more indie games then.

nyobzoo1317d ago

"One of the biggest problems for independent developers wishing to develop for Nintendo platforms is that they need to have a dedicated business place, such as a rented office, in order to receive a Nintendo development kit."

that's one of the dumbest restrictions I've ever heard of

DarkBlood1317d ago

yeah, it would seem like they want those people to be spending more money holding an office ontop of developing the games

RFornillos41317d ago

not necessarily the dumbest restrictions. having an office space, however big or small it may be is just one step to prove how serious you are of your business. i agree though that it's quite dumb, considering that as an indie dev, you may be holding office in your garage or something, but perhaps it was a means to avoid having crappy apps/games like those found in smartphones' app stores.

but when they do remove these restrictions, hopefully it will attract more indie devs.

EPIKgamer1317d ago

It was created to stop pedos from making crappy apps in their moms basement, that way If a dev wanted to put something on E-Shop then they would have to actually try when they made a game, instead of making $1 cash grabs

kwyjibo1317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

Have Nintendo gotten rid of that stipulation that you must sell at least 6000 copies of your game before receiving any money whatsoever?

http://arstechnica.com/gami...

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1317d ago

Good question. I hope so, hopefully they have studied Apple's example.

I was saddened to hear why Baldur's Gate (enhanced version) was not going to be released on a Nintendo Plat. esp. when those consoles, like the WiiU, would be perfect for it.

RFornillos41317d ago

i believe they have for their new eShop. indie devs who made games for the 3DS and Wii U have been praising the changes Nintendo made, making it more attractive for the devs to work on the Nintendo platforms.

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wiiulee1317d ago

nintendo is doing everything right towards developers so the wiiu will have long lasting support

animegamingnerd1317d ago

yeah like how the fact that developer don't have to pay to patch their games could mean that the wii u will be a big platform for indie games

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