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Submitted by PaPa-Slam 658d ago | interview

SnowCastle Games On Holding A Festival Of Magic On Wii U

Nintendo Life: Nordic developer SnowCastle Games is bringing its epic RPG Festival of Magic to the Wii U eShop, adding yet another promising title to the console's expanding roster of independent releases. We spoke to studio founder Bendik Stang about the development of the game, its influences and the benefits of working with the Unity engine. (Festival of Magic, SnowCastle, Wii U)

lilbroRx  +   658d ago
The name alone makes it so fitting for the Wii U.
thesoftware730  +   658d ago
The indie scene on the Wii U might become one of its saving graces. Microsoft had huge sucsess with xbox live arcade, and from reports, nintendo seems to be making it easy for small developers.
gamer42  +   658d ago
I hope this game is as fantastic as it looks so far! I can't wait for it! I seriously cannot wait!!! The wiiu is an excellent home for this game!
BigDuo  +   658d ago
Nintendo's reportedly done a lot of things to help indies out:

- Wii U dev kits are about the cost of a high-end PC
- no policy to screen game concepts of an indie's project
- faster certification approval process
- free patching for eShop
- self-publish (even if a title isn't exclusive to WiiU)
- no office requirement
- no unit threshold sales requirement
- improved Nintendo contact support
- Miiverse communities
- indie dev controls price and sales price of their games
- Nintendo web framework, Unity Pro (makes it very easy to port iOS titles to Wii U) , and new tool support for HTML5, JavaScript and CSS (makes it easy to put apps on WiiU)

http://www.gamasutra.com/vi...

It's nice to see Nintendo has removed its head out of its ass. It looks like, Sony and Microsoft will be improving their respective online platforms as well with similar improved support for indy developers.
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Wolfbiker  +   657d ago
I am looking forward to this as well as Pier Solar HD and Two Brothers for my Wii U.

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