Nintendo Tells Developers How To Develop For Wii U

By Ishaan . July 27, 2013 . 3:30pm

At the recent Unite Nordic 2013 conference, Nintendo held a panel about developing for Wii U. During the panel, Nintendo discuss the Wii U development environment and more. Watch it below:



Earlier in the year, Nintendo announced a partnership with Unity, as a result of which the company has created a Wii U-specific version of its widely-used Unity engine, making it easy for Unity developers to move their software onto the Wii U.

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  • Nightmesh

    I read that title as if they were telling devs “What to develop.” instead of how to develop. Reading way to fast today.

  • Ivan Junior

    Very informative. Good that Nintendo removed the requirement of the developers to have a office. Y’know, Indie devs usually do their work at home.

    I wonder if any dev of any country can get access to the dev kit?

    • Unfortunately japanese indies are not allowed to receive those dev kits.

      Also I read that an argentinian developer wanted to get a dev kit but was denied for living in Argentina…

    • puchinri

      From what I understand, there may be complications if you are in certain countries, though I don’t know if it’s specifically with Ninty themselves or something else (I’ve seen this from a group based in Indonesia, anyway).

  • man 13 minutes in and this must be this dude’s first presentation it’s akward listening to him at some points, otherwise pretty interesting

  • Guest

    Jonah Hill works for Nintendo now?

    • eggontoast


  • Celiacus

    Jonah Hill works for Nintendo now?

    • eggontoast

      no, he doesn’t. He works mainly for movie studio’s is my understanding.

  • TrevHead

    Hopefully CAVE and a few PC indies who can make the WiiU pad sing are watching this.

  • He seems quite nervous… but it is nice to hear more about this as I am interested in this. Of course there is a cost for the development kits which is what is keeping me away. Not to mention I don’t have a team yet (at least not one good enough with web development, game development).

  • firstarioch

    Too late. This system is already insignificant and has no hope .frankly sooner it goes the better .maybe we will be able to play Nintnedo games on other “proper” systems .

    • Axle_Magnum

      And this is why I don’t support other systems. No one has any faith in Nintendo anymore these days, and it seriously pisses me off. If you want to play Nintendo games, get Nintendo systems. Easy as that. If you don’t want to pay for the systems, then you’re out of fucking luck.

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