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Submitted by PopRocks359 742d ago | news

Nintendo truly wants to be indies' best friend

The following info comes from the Full Indie Summit, where Nintendo's Dan Alderman took the stage...

- no concept approval process for eShop
- no mandate to use motion controls or GamePad features
- Nintendo doesn't require platform exclusivity
- platform exclusivity for eShop titles was called "childish"
- interested devs can visit a special Wii U developers page and fill out a small questionnaire to work towards acquiring a license
- Nintendo will provide the Unity Pro 4 engine at no additional cost
- you need business entity status, which costs less than $200 in the US
- no hidden fees for devs on the eShop (Industry, Nintendo, Wii U)

Venox2008  +   742d ago
thats cool, indies are very important for us gamers, so more games, especially indie games are good and for us, and for Nintendo
jcnba28  +   742d ago
Nano Assault Neo is an awesome indie title on the Wii U!
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BosSSyndrome  +   742d ago
Fuckin' A.
WeAreLegion  +   742d ago
Sounds great! I'm glad both Nintendo and Sony have opened themselves up to and, in some cases, even helped indie developers release their games.

This bodes well for the future! :)
Dark5tar1  +   742d ago
I really like how Sony and Nintendo are appealing to us indie devs.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   742d ago
So what's your game mr. developer? Im glad your backing the right horse. 2 of them to be exact. Some people are still backing the wrong horse these days.
MyNutsYourChin  +   742d ago
Be friends. Let go of hate. How pathetic we are, who let hate control us.

But on point, hell yea, Nintendo! All that looks great! Keep it up. I be free-dev'in it and hope to rock your system in the near future! But first! I need money to pay my employees... this could take a while.
stragomccloud  +   742d ago
I really think that Indie devs just might be Nintendo's ace in the hole this gen. Sony and Nintendo are really making it easy. Wonder if Microsoft will be so forthcoming. They used to be very Indie friendly... until the changed the layout of their system menu...
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Sanquine90  +   742d ago
Nintendo making it easy + free unit kits . Sony making it easy + pub fund. M$ making it harder no first release on other console + no independent publisher ( indie developers need a publisher )
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Drainage  +   742d ago
meh, i prefer high budget games
PopRocks359  +   741d ago
Resident Evil 6 is a high budget game. Journey is not. Both are on the PS3, but there's a pretty big difference between them. I'll let you guess what it is.
bequietdrive  +   741d ago
This indie support and the CVG rumours of E3 being a big deal for Nintendo this year really make me wonder what they've got up their sleeve..

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