Monday, you stink. I don't like you very much! While I may not like Mondays, I certainly hope you all had a nice one. Now let's get this week motoring towards the next weekend! See you in a few, short hours.
Third parties...who needs them?! Nintendo fans have TONS of indie games to look forward to. Sure, the Wii U situation isn't exactly the best right now and we'd love to see Nintendo have third parties flocking to the system left and right, but we'll work with what we've got. Luckily, we've got a ton of indie support heading to Wii U. While the third party situation is pretty great on 3DS, that platform also is seeing a rather nice helping of indie content as well.
Just thinking about all the indie support coming Nintendo's way is pretty amazing. Look back at the start of the Wii U and DS. Neither of those platforms supported indie devs in the sense that we know them now. If an indie dev wanted to land on Wii/DS, they had to work with a publisher and get out on retail. We had to get a few years into each system's life to see Nintendo work towards bringing indie devs on-board.
The amount the Big N has changed when it comes to indie support is staggering. They've gone from fumbling around in the dark to being at the absolute forefront of indie relations. They've made it ridiculously easy to become a dev for the Wii U and 3DS. Not only is it easy to get your game on these systems, Nintendo is out there actively hunting down titles that would be a good fit. Truly a great time to be an indie dev.
With all that support coming our way, what games stick out to you? Personally, the top of my list is Shovel Knight. I'd include some Renegade Kid and WayForward games on this list, but they are definitely more aligned with traditional developers. Yacht Club Games is BRAND new and their first game is a self-published title on Wii U/3DS. On top of that, it's a love-letter to old school platforming fans. That's all I need to get excited!
So that's my pick, but what about you? Leave a comment and let us know what tickles your fancy!