DSiWare Interviews

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August2012

  • Interview Smileboom - Petit Computer

    Doing a lot with BASIC

    Petit Computer arrived on North American DSiWare in mid-July, and since that time a number of enthusiastic programmers have no doubt been getting accustomed to the BASIC coding language. The app has already had a positive impact in Japan, with an enthusiastic community that has been producing and sharing innovative games on...

December2011

  • Interviews Goodbye Galaxy Games - Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish

    Developer talks goldfish and games

    With Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish out now in Europe, we got in touch with the game's developer Hugo Smits to find out a little bit more about the game and his plans for the future. Nintendo Life: Flipper 2 is quite a departure from the visual and gameplay style of the original Flipper. Why the decision to do something completely different for the sequel? Hugo..

October2011

  • Feature The Development Process of Go! Go! Kokopolo

    How a stray cat, a passion for classic gaming and a dream coalesced into a DSiWare delight

    A little while back, a little gem appeared as if from a cloud of smoke onto the DSiWare service – Go! Go! Kokopolo, from young indie developer Tanukii Studios. In speaking with Keith Webb, the company's founder, we discovered that he was also its only member. Indeed, he occupied just about every imaginable..

September2011

  • Interview Tanukii Studios - Go! Go! Kokopolo and Beyond

    We sit down with the sole member of the young DSiWare dev

    Here at Nintendo Life, two things we love are creative independent developers and unique game designs. One great example of the latter is the recently released Go! Go! Kokopolo, a quirky, challenging downloadable title that hit the DSi Shop a little while ago and scored an 8/10 in our Go!...

August2011

  • Interview Firemint - Flight Control (WiiWare)

    We talk about the newest iteration of the up-and-coming developer's popular IP

    After conquering the iOS, DSiWare and even PlayStation Move platforms, Firemint's addictive air traffic control-based Flight Control is landing today on WiiWare in Europe and North America. We sat down with Writer and Media Liaison Logan Booker to talk about the high-flying title. Nintendo Life: Flight Control has very..

July2011

  • Interview Intrinsic Games - Amoebattle for DSiWare

    Your questions, answered

    A while ago we invited you to submit your questions for Amoebattle developer Intrinsic Games. We pitched the best ones to the indie developer and now we have a whole stack of answers. @Squiggle55 - What sets Amoebattle apart from other games in the genre? Traditionally, most games in the Real Time Strategy genre are for the...

February2011

  • Interviews WayForward - Mighty Milky Way

    Sean Velasco talks Mighty Milky Way

    We've already seen WayForward release some of the best DSiWare titles the service has seen to date, but now the company is getting set to release the pseudo-sequel to their first DSiWare hit Mighty Flip Champs. And while Mighty Milky Way shares many of the traits of its predecessor, it's actually a completely...

November2010

  • Interviews Two Tribes - Frenzic

    Promising puzzler gets it in the Q&A

    DSiWare puzzler Frenzic is nearly upon us – released this Friday in Europe and Monday for North America at 200 Points, in fact. Publisher Two Tribes graciously granted us time for an interview to find out more about the process of bringing Frenzic to DSiWare. Nintendo Life: Can you tell us a bit about Frenzic?...

October2010

June2010

  • Interviews Dancing Dots - QuickPick Farmer

    The independent French studio talks about its upcoming release, downloadable gaming, humour and more

    On July 5th, North American DSi owners will be able to download QuickPick Farmer, the first DSiWare release from independent developer Dancing Dots (not to be confused with Dippin' Dots, the ice cream of the future). We spoke to managing director Martial Hesse-Dréville and QuickPick Farmer game..

May2010

  • Interviews Mere Mortals

    We chat to the Pocket Pack developer about its download-focused future

    Mere Mortals probably isn't a name you instantly recognise, but UK readers have experienced more of the company's output than they might realise. The multi-talented team produced the animations for Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe, had a hand in the CG for Danny Boyle's Sunshine and Slumdog Millionaire and is about to broadcast more..

March2010

  • Interviews Sabarasa Software and Save the Turtles

    We get answers on the upcoming DSiWare puzzler

    Nintendo Life: Firstly tell us a bit about your company Sabarasa Inc. and anything you've done previously that our readers might be aware of. Javier Otaegui, CEO and founder of Sabarasa: Sabarasa is a game developer based on Argentina and Mexico. We’ve been developing games for well over a decade now, but we have recently focused our attention on..

February2010

  • Interviews EnjoyUp Games - Chronos Twins

    EnjoyUp Games talk Chronos Twins.

    With the recent release of Chronos Twins on both the DSiWare and WiiWare services, we thought it might be a good time to try to get some more information out of EnjoyUp Games about the titles they've created during their years in the gaming industry. Julio Moruno, Lead Game Designer on Chronos Twins, was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to take..

  • Interviews Flipper Developer Hugo Smits

    The one-man voxel machine talks DSiWare development

    It's not long until Flipper will be swimming onto DSi systems, so we had just enough time to reel in Hugo Smits, hook some questions on him and wait for him to return with the answers. Nintendo Life: First off, congratulations on the Seal of Approval! Just to bring our readers up to speed, what's...

  • Interviews Firemint - Flight Control

    The two-million selling iPhone app is coming to DSiWare very soon...

    Flight Control is coming to land on DSiWare in Europe and Australia on Friday, February the 19th for only 500 Nintendo points - sadly the US release date is still up in the air. To coincide with this imminent arrival we took the opportunity to fly some questions over to Firemint's...

  • Interviews Virtual Playground - Oscar In Movieland

    Let's go to the movies with Oscar!

    With the upcoming release of their second DSiWare platformer featuring Oscar this coming Monday in North America, we thought now would be a good time to get in touch with the developers in order to find out a bit more information about the game. Colin Courtney, Managing Director of Virtual Playground, was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to sit..

November2009

  • Interviews Pop Island - Odenis Studio’s Founder, Olivier Denis

    Olivier Denis sits down with us and has a chat about his zany and colourful DSiWare game, Pop Island

    Those who read our impressions of Pop Island at the Nintendo Media Summit will know that the game is something of a buzzword here at Nintendo Life. The vibrant colours, frantic gameplay and multiplayer mayhem seem to be an ideal combination for Nintendo's portable dynamo the DSi. With the game..

  • Interviews Mecho Wars - Luc Bernard

    Luc talks about his many upcoming projects.

    Well we're constantly seeing new artwork and rumors about what our good friend Luc Bernard is currently working on and with these rumors beginning to mount, we thought it might be time to get in touch with him in order to find out any new information on his plans for the various Nintendo platforms. Of course with any Luc Bernard interview also comes the..

October2009

  • Interviews Big John Games - Thorium Wars

    Big John Games talk Thorium Wars.

    Earlier this month we saw the release of Thorium Wars on DSiWare. The game was a pleasant (and unexpected) surprise, and we recommend it highly. Needless to say, we were excited by the opportunity to have a few questions answered by the developers. Read on for insight into the retail version that never was, the unfortunate catch-22 of touch-screen control, and..

  • Interviews Square-Enix - Dragon Quest Wars

    Square-Enix talk about their Dragon Quest Wars title.

    When Dragon Quest Wars was first announced, we thought it would be a good idea to get in touch with the developers to find out more about the upcoming game. We caught up with Taichi Inuzuka, producer of Dragon Quest Wars, and he was kind enough to answer a few of our questions in this exclusive Nintendo Life interview. Unfortunately the game saw..

September2009

  • Interviews Spaceball Revolution - Virtual Toys

    The Director answers a few questions for us about the past, present and future of Virtual Toys.

    After reviewing their most recent game Spaceball Revolution, it seemed a good time to find out a little more about veteran developer Virtual Toys. Corporate Director Fabriciano Bayo was kind enough to answer a few questions for us and give us some insight into the history of the company and where..

  • News Mobile Hit Townsmen Tipped for DSiWare Release

    HandyGames's CEO confirms that talks are taking place

    Most mobile phone games are pretty poor, hindered mainly by the terrible control systems sported by the majority of handsets out there right now. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule - and one of them is HandyGames's brilliant Townsmen series. Speaking in a recent interview with...

June2009

  • Interviews Creat Studios to unleash Alien Havoc on DSiWare

    Creat Studios spill the beans on their upcoming DSiWare game.

    With the recent announcement of Alien Havoc coming to the DSiWare service, we wanted to get in touch with its creators to find out a little bit more about the game and what we can expect from this release. Thankfully the good people at Creat Studios were kind enough to take time out of their busy schedule to take part in an exclusive..

May2009

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  • News Nnooo Interview - Pop Plus: Solo

    Nnooo's Pop was one of the very first WiiWare releases and has gone on to become something of a poster child for downloadable gaming.

    Since the Wii launch we've also see an iPhone version, and the Aussie developer is putting the finishing touches to a DSiWare variant called Pop Plus: Solo as we speak. Keen to find out more about this, we got in...