Brett takes a look at the indie scene on consoles and sees which had console is the best to put games out on.
Uh? I say Vita.
Ps3/Vita most likely, of course PS3 until PS4
no console is....that is the thing, PC is the king of indie development and the only real place indie titles can take off and thrive and the only place were big independent games can be made.
if you do things right and push the right buttons you can make a ton of money on XBLIG... both of the main Minecraft clones have sold upwards to a million
The title of the article is named, "Which Console Is The Best For Indie Developers?" Keyword is CONSOLE. The PC isn't a console and so isn't included in this. Yes, you can do anything on a PC, we get it, but this article is about CONSOLES. So, go away! Now, Which Console Is The Best For Indie Developers? Well, IMO, it's the PS3, closely followed by Xbox and in the distance, Nintendo.
hilarious how I state my opinion and it gets people so rustled because it is fact the indie scene on PC is so much bigger. Steam Greenlight >>>>>>> > XBLA + PSN
That's because your opinion is irrelevant to the discussion at hand. Article title: Which CONSOLE is the best for indie developers? You: PC, which isn't a console, is the best. If I asked you which car is the fastest, you wouldn't respond by talking about a motorcycle, would you?
Well it was the PS3, but now its probably gonna end up being the PS4 lol
Seeing how few physical games are being released currently and the praise it's been getting from the Indie community, the WiiU is pretty ripe atm. There are releases for the eShop every week, tho I can't comment on their success
There are news that indie devs hates Microsoft. http://www.pcworld.com/arti...
Interesting that they ignore the wiiu with the amount of praise it has received by indies. They removed a lot of restrictions both nintendo and other companies had, they dont charge for patches, the eshop is doing a good job at highlighting indie games, they have complete control over pricing. The games have enjoyed financial success.. Honestly, right now the WiiU seems to be the best for indies, though the PS4 seems like it will adopt a very open approach to indies as well so it should be a nice place for them aswell
Vita is getting more indie support then the Wii U.
Vita is not a console. Its a handheld. There is new indie game announced for the Wii U almost every other day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... The word console can be to used to refer to both handheld and home systems. They also talk about both the 3DS and Vita in the article, so it's pretty safe to say the Vita counts.
The Vita is considered a console and that is why Minecraft hasn't come to it yet. http://www.psvitahub.com/20...
yea, I would say that too, Ninty are doing good lately for indies on Eshop
Sony is most dedicated to indie developers right now. MS has a bad rep when it comes to working with indie developers. Numerous devs have said what a pain in the ass it is to work with them.
I really like the direction Nintendo is heading in for indie support, but at the moment Sony has the upper hand.
Xbox but soon to be PS3 / Vita when sony get there Unity deal done and with XNA closing. I am talking from personal experience here.
Right now its Wii-U....all indys seem to be jumping on board due to how easy it is to get the game on the system. All have said positive things who have already had games on the console, and if Nintendo is smart they will continue this support of these small indy developers. Many big third party studios have turned their backs on Nintendo, so Nintendo can help mold and support the younger smaller devs......they will remember who helped them and support Nintendo in the future when they get bigger.
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