Nintendo To Host Indie Booth At GDC, Explain Nintendo eShop Release Process

By Ishaan . March 12, 2014 . 11:52am

Nintendo will be hosting an indie booth at the Game Developers Conference this year, the publisher announced this morning. Additionally, the company will also demonstrate to GDC attendees how its Nintendo Web Framework development tool was used to create a new game demo using the Mario vs. Donkey Kong franchise.


According to Nintendo: “The game demo shows how developers can create great experiences using NWF, and that the user-friendly, full-featured tool expands access to developing Wii U games to as many people as possible.”


The following Wii U indie games will be available to play at Nintendo’s booth, each one developed using Unity:


  • Armillo
  • Ballpoint Universe: Infinite
  • Cubemen 2
  • Ittle Dew
  • Monkey Pirates
  • Nihilumbra
  • Stick It to the Man
  • Teslagrad
  • Wooden Sen’SeY


Additionally, on Thursday, March 20, from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m., Dan Adelman, manager of Business Development at Nintendo of America, will explain the step-by-step process of how to release games via the Nintendo eShop.

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  • MrJechgo

    Please, please, PLEASE hope that they publically reveal such details on their official site or somewhere accessible for all, because indie devs are gonna need all the help they can get.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Good on Nintendo for reaching out more to indie devs. Since the “AAA” developers seem to want nothing to do with them and have just been tossing out the same unimaginative titles anyway, it’s nice to see them trying to encourage the side of the games industry that still has creativity to offer.

    • Ric Vazquez


  • I read the title as “Nintendo to explain how it chooses what VC games to release”
    Alas, to no avail. My 3DS cries for the likes of Final Fantasy and Super Mario 3.

    Rant aside, this is still very good news as I’ve loved the gems we’ve gotten through indie devs like Steam World Dig and Sakura Samurai to name just two. Looking forward to what’s coming next!

  • D-Omen

    Ahhh, indie development support is the one thing Nintendo of America does very right. I’ll look into the games shown.

    • idrawrobots

      Ittle Dew is rather cool looking IMO.

  • Göran Isacson

    oooh, Teslagrad. I quite like that game on PC, neat to see they’re spreading it to more platforms.

  • ZnTxn

    TESLAGRAD!? Man, that’s one of the best purchases I made on Steam. Glad to see it coming to the eshop.

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