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Submitted by rattlesnake_906 248d ago | news

Wii U Indie Developers are working on nearly 300 Titles right now

Nintendo’s decision last year to start distributing free software development tools for the Wii U to indie developers in both Japan and overseas was perhaps the best decision the company could had taken, keeping in view the dismal sales of the Wii U. (Indie, Nintendo, Wii U)

WiredX  +   249d ago
Great article. Good to hear about 300 titles.
randomass171  +   248d ago
Dang... that's a lot to choose from.
UnbiasedOpinions  +   248d ago
Thank the Nintendo heavens, that's what we needed to hear Nintendo, now drop the price and announce a bomb at E3, also rethink your Youtube policies
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wonderfulmonkeyman  +   248d ago
The price is not an issue.
The advertisement is.
LKHGFDSA  +   248d ago
most core gamers know what the wii u is but don't like it.
edit: looking at the price of the major retailer for my country, it's $430 for the Wii U. ($550 for ps4)
I think a price drop would be nice.
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wonderfulmonkeyman  +   248d ago
@LKHG

You have my sympathy for living in such an expensive country, but that doesn't change the fact that it's not the same tech as the Wii; out of the three, the Wii U is the cheapest, while still offering much higher degrees of tech than last generation.

It's not fair to expect it to be priced similarly to last gen's non-HD Wii, when you're getting a much better system for your buck in comparison.

Especially considering Nintendo needs to keep making profit, not losing it, if we want to see them ever improve their catalog of games and maybe start bringing back more of them, like they're doing with Fatal Frame.

I can understand wanting to get a cheaper price, but you've got to take development costs into consideration here.
It would be a bad thing for the Wii U to become the next PS3 in terms of profit loss due to underpricing.
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NintySony  +   248d ago
Price is fine.....
Now that they've shown bundle with MK8 (only shown in UK atm) its a step in the right direction just make sure it comes to Us also :D it will sell!
weekev15  +   248d ago
B...b...but WiiU is dead and has no games.....

In all seriousness I hope these games get the recognition they deserve, there are some excellent devs putting out great indie titles and I hope these dont go unnoticed in the mass wave of Indie releases over the next wee while.
WiredX  +   248d ago
No. You're wrong, pal.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   248d ago
Did you even READ past the first line?
Neonridr  +   248d ago
Great to see that Indies are embracing the Wii U. Nice to have something other to play than the first party games to give a little variety. If only 3rd party devs were as enthusiastic..
randomass171  +   248d ago
Indies are on easy street because of Wii U's indie engine support, just like Sony's platforms. AAA devs and publishers use more bloated budgets because of their bigger engines.

edit: Forgot to add that third parties just don't know what to do with the Wii U. Or how to market them. So generally we've seen them do really stupid things with their Wii U releases. Rayman Legends I think was the most controversial, but definitely not the only stupid move from third party Wii U devs.
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Linchpin  +   248d ago
Boy, i's gonna take a while to wade through them all to find the REALLY good ones.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   248d ago
Not really, considering the best ones get a decent amount of recognition.
There's a few lists out there if you're interested in the highest-quality offerings.
Linchpin  +   248d ago
Not necessarily the high quality ones but the intriging ones may not be highlighted by sites.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   248d ago
Depends on the sites you visit.
There was a Nintendo-centric site recently that did a nice highlight of kick-starters for games coming to the Wii U that looked really good and needed the support, and there's yet another that's currently doing a run-down of all the note-worthy indie games in development for the system.
randomass171  +   248d ago
You should look at the list of indie games before you judge them. There is a lot of neat content in there.
Linchpin  +   248d ago
That's what I meant, all 300 can't be all great, it'll take a while to narrow down the good ones.
LKHGFDSA  +   248d ago
oh dat shovelware
R00bot  +   248d ago
Indies rarely make shovelware. It's mainly the big companies, like EA on the original Wii with their terrible party games.
Neonridr  +   248d ago
but I bet all the indie games on the PS4 are awesome right?

Double standards much?
randomass171  +   248d ago
Indeed they are! But the Wii U indie stuff also looks pretty awesome. A Hat in Time? Hex Heroes? Twisted Fusion? All headed to Wii U and they look fun as hell.

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