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GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - Are you indie interested?



This week feels like it's dragging on a bit. Maybe that's because it's been busier than usual! I feel like I need a nap inbetween rounds! I guess going to bed so late doesn't help either. I better hop in and get my rest now! See you in a few, short hours.

Nintendo may not be showing off any big-name games at GDC this year, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to talk about. It's quite the opposite, actually! Nintendo is making sure their GDC content is sharply focused on the developers out there, as they're trying to make a big indie splash on Wii U.

We've already seen some great indie content on Wii U eShop. There's more to come as well, but Nintendo's GDC announcements point to what could hopefully be a flood of indie content from all over the world. Nintendo is opening up more than ever to indie developers, lowering the bar for content entry just about as low as it can go.

What does a dev need to do to create a game for the Wii U eShop? Just cough up the cost of the Wii U dev kit itself. That's the biggest hurdle there is after Nintendo talked about their indie push today. Devs have all sorts of options open for development now. Unity support, HTML, Javascript and even a plan to easily bring iOS content over to the Wii U.

Hell, Nintendo's software even allows for a one-button submission to the Big N themselves! You don't even have to get your game ideas approved first. You just dream up what you want, put together something with the Wii U's SDK and send it off to Nintendo for their eyes to look over. Seriously, the Wii U is quickly becoming the most indie-friendly platform out there!

The question is, are you actually excited about it? Do you want to see tons of indie content hit the Wii U eShop? Are you worried about lots of low-quality content coming over? Leave a comment and let us know.
Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, wii-u

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