The current generation of game consoles have forced change onto all three platform holders. One of the biggest changes is their approach to indie games. Whereas previous generations weren’t so kind, the current platforms welcome indies with open arms. The biggest turnaround in this regard came from Nintendo where it completely revamped its developer relations program to get indies on the Wii U.
Continuing its commitment to indie games, Nintendo announced today that it will be at GDC this month showcasing all the indie content coming to the Wii U. Alongside the indie content, Nintendo will be showing how developers can build HTML5 games for Wii U using the Nintendo Web Framework. It will also try to attract developers through free Unity game engine licenses.
“We want to demonstrate to developers how easy it is for them to bring their creative ideas to Nintendo systems,” said Steve Singer, vice president of Licensing at Nintendo of America. “Nintendo offers wide-ranging support for indie developers, whether they want to use NWF, Unity or their own proprietary code.”
Nintendo will be showing off the following indie games at GDC:
If you’re expecting anything else from Nintendo at GDC, you should probably lose all hope now. The company will likely be focusing exclusively on indies at the event. We’ll have to wait until E3 to hear more about Nintendo in-house projects.
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