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Snipperclips "sort of" started as a Wii U game, Nintendo's input detailed

A portion of a Game Informer interview with developer SFB Games...

GI: Did it start as a Wii U game?

SFB: Sort of, but not really. We developed it as a prototype on PC, to begin with. Wii U was the assumed hardware, but we never developed any features specific to the Wii U - such as making use of the screen on the GamePad. We knew Nintendo was working on new hardware, since the "NX" had been announced in some capacity. But our goal was just to make a fun game, regardless of what hardware we were using.

Eventually we moved over to Switch, and it seemed like the appropriate hardware for the game, especially given the two Joy-Cons.

GI: Many have assumed that the game is first-party Nintendo. Is it flattering players are making that assumption?

SFB: That is very flattering! SFB Games is a small independent company. Our actual development team here in London was only 6 people, at its largest. But, for Snipperclips, assuming it's first-party Nintendo is not entirely incorrect. Nintendo did directly help develop the game in addition to acting as producer and publisher. The game is a collaboration between SFB Games and Nintendo.

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that's great, I'm sure SFB were able to learn a lot from Nintendo working with them. Looking forward to what they make next. ^__^

Maybe Nintendo should snap this team up!

No need to. With this collaboration, they are probably sold to work with Nintendo for a long time.

Wow, I guess I didn't realize it wasn't a first party game either. These guys are good!

I looked it up and apparently it is a 1st party game, because when I go to the official website and scroll all the way down, I read this

© 2017 Nintendo. Snipperclips and Nintendo Switch are trademarks of Nintendo.

The title screen of the game also says © 2017 Nintendo

I guess they were talking about development, and not actually owning the property. When it comes to development it's a 2nd party

Yeah, this is definitely the kind of game I imagine would show off the Switch a lot better than it would than the Wii U. A simple-controlling 2P experience like this is practically what the Joy-Con are made for, and since you can take that multiplayer experience on the go, I imagine this is a very convincing argument for the system to whoever you end up playing it with. From what I've heard, the game itself is on the level of Portal 2 in terms of a great co-op game, so that would just drive the point home even further.

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