60°
Submitted by PopRocks359 454d 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  +   454d ago
Sweet more indie games then.
nyobzoo  +   454d 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  +   454d ago
yeah, it would seem like they want those people to be spending more money holding an office ontop of developing the games
RFornillos4  +   454d 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  +   454d 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  +   454d 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...
#3 (Edited 454d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   454d 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  +   454d 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.
dsfwefdfgerg   454d ago | Spam
wiiulee  +   454d ago
nintendo is doing everything right towards developers so the wiiu will have long lasting support
animegamingnerd  +   454d 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  +   454d 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 :)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

The Real Deal: impressions of Rusty's Real Deal Baseball and in-depth Smash Bros. discussion

1h ago - A game about buying games? Random Nintendo shares impressions of Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, plus... | 3DS
30°

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars Review | GearNuke

1h ago - GearNuke: "Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is the latest turn-based RPG from Atlus, de... | PS Vita
40°

Review: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - Taking the Crooked Path I DualShockers

1h ago - Bigby is back, and this time the twists and turns grow even darker in the latest episode of The W... | PC
40°

Things we’d Love to See in Red Alert 4

3h ago - GamerBolt: " Here are some ideas that we’d love to see integrated into the next iteration from th... | PC
Ad

Enter to Win a PS4 and More!

Now - We are buying one lucky N4Ger a PS4 just for commenting on any N4G story! | Promoted post
40°

League of Legends is Hard to Get Into, Because of Its Community

3h ago - Max Level: League of Legends is the front-runner of anything dealing with E-Sports — bolstering o... | PC