Nintendo “making a big move’ to engage indie developers

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Nintendo is “making a big move” to encourage independent developers to release software on Wii U, according to Capybara Games co-founder and president Nathan Vella.

“I’ve seen personally, first-hand, Nintendo making a big move to try and get smaller, unique, independent games on Wii U downloadable,” Vella discussed with VG247.

“They have a really great team there; Dan Edelman who runs that division is one of the raddest dudes in video games, and I would say easily one of the most respected people by the independent community.”

He closed, “Nintendo is reaching out and trying to do something. They’re playing catch up, obviously, and that’s a hard spot to be in when it comes to getting the new stuff, but they’re really putting in.”

In recent months, the company has announced their Nintendo Web Framework initiative enabling studios to easily bring games to Wii U if desired.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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