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Submitted by PopRocks359 1119d ago | news

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. (Nintendo, Wii U)

Munnkyman  +   1119d ago
Sweet more indie games then.
nyobzoo  +   1119d 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
DarkBlood  +   1119d ago
yeah, it would seem like they want those people to be spending more money holding an office ontop of developing the games
RFornillos4  +   1119d 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.
EPIKgamer  +   1119d 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
kwyjibo  +   1119d 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...
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1119d 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.
RFornillos4  +   1119d 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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wiiulee  +   1119d ago
nintendo is doing everything right towards developers so the wiiu will have long lasting support
animegamingnerd  +   1119d 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
Nevers0ft  +   1119d ago
It sounds like Nintendo have really taken a long, hard look at how they treat their indie developers since the Wii and have learnt a lot of lessons.

Unlike the Wii Shop, all you ever hear from devs with regards to the eShop is how great it is and how much Nintendo has changed. I guess they're not so set in their ways after all :)

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