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Nathan Vella of Capybara Games: Nintendo Making a Big Move to Get Indie Games on Wii U

by the NWR Staff - June 11, 2013, 1:36 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: (VG24/7), http://www.vg247.com/2013/06/10/nintendo-making-a-...

The Sword & Sorcery developer has some good news for indie game fans.

In an interview with VG24/7, Nathan Vella of Capybara Games (Super Time Force, Sword & Sorcery) said that he's seen "Nintendo making a big move to try and get smaller, unique, independent games on Wii U."

He goes on to say that they're reaching out to developers, and although they're "playing catch up," they're putting forth significant effort with people like Dan Edelman manning their downloadable division.

This is great news from Vella, and if true it could mean that Nintendo is poised to unfold their eShop into something big. With two new systems coming out this holiday season to compete with, indie games could give Nintendo the edge they need.


ShyGuyJune 11, 2013

Indie games are what I'm looking forward too not just on the Wii U but all platforms.

I'm weary of 90% of the AAA studio games. It's the same old story. This E3, we get lots sci-fi or futuristic shooters with online.

Do_WhatJune 11, 2013

This is the most exciting news for me out of E3 so far. I'm really glad to see nintendo might actually be giving a damn.

SorenJune 11, 2013

It's going to be really interesting. I was very excited over the indie offerings the PS4 had. I want that kind of excitement for the eShop.

purevalJune 11, 2013

At PAX East I was talking with a developer from Zeboyd (Penny Arcade Adventures 3 +4) about bringing the game to the Wii U. He said they talked about it but did not want to start with the last game in the series. He did say that an executive from Nintendo had been over to talk to them about bringing their next game to Wii U, and that he heard them approaching other devs as well. Maybe things will not be so bad without 3rd parties if we get a sizeable amount of indies.

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