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1. Posted: Thu 2nd Apr 2009 00:54 BST
How does one break into developing for this platform? Given my reasonably decent programming skill and composing ability (and sub-par graphic-design skills) this seems like my cup of electronic tea. Has there been any public information on how one acquires a license, what type of programming environment is best suited for DSi-app use, price of Dev-kits, etc.?
I remember seeing something, back around the WiiWare genesis, stating it cost around $10,000 (US) to get a license/dev kit, and you needed some sort of programming portfolio to "apply" for the above...but again, by my own admission, these memories are hazy/absent...thanks habits-developed-in-highschool!
Any info on this would rock the house...and any <EDIT[[bedroom-designers that wanna talk ideas!]] -- if you design bedrooms, you need not apply. I words things gud.>
Edited on Thu 2nd April, 2009 @ 00:59 by SwerdMurd
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2. Posted: Thu 2nd Apr 2009 00:59 BST
I've heard that the DSiWare Dev-kits are cheaper than the WiiWare ones, which makes sense, but I can't remember what the figure was. If you got in touch with Nintendo I'm sure they'd send you the info.
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3. Posted: Thu 2nd Apr 2009 01:08 BST
Go to the Nintendo Development Site below and see if they can help you out. I've always had good luck speaking to them for various things.
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4. Posted: Thu 2nd Apr 2009 01:11 BST
they arent cheaper actually, they are more expensive
anyway good luck i would do iphone first if i was you, its going to take you months to become a nintendo developer, and you will need a office and previous professional experience, and also pay the ESRB and loads of other fees
not trying to discourage you, just telling the truth
we are going to go threw a USA publisher with Oyaji Games to go onto DSiware and Wiiware because it takes so long to become a dev even with a contact there
5. Posted: Thu 2nd Apr 2009 01:12 BST
Hey Luc. Can't wait to see your new projects.
6. Posted: Thu 2nd Apr 2009 01:33 BST
thanks guys--wow, a forum with an actually helpful population! Bye gamefaqs!
Yeah, just emailed them and was insta-directed to the part of the site that told me my home office didn't meet the requirements...tis a shame. I guess I gotta pull a Nifflas and put out some head-turning freeware before I can even start making required contacts...
It's really unfortunate, given that there are so many hoops to jump through, that we still get such a boundless stack of shovelware for all Nintendo platforms.
Thanks for prompt responses all!
7. Posted: Thu 2nd Apr 2009 16:44 BST
Oh wow, thanks for the clarification! Thinking on it, I might have heard the dev kits were cheaper for apps rather than games. I get confused about this stuff easily.
8. Posted: Thu 2nd Apr 2009 16:49 BST
no no DSi is more expensive no matter what
9. Posted: Thu 2nd Apr 2009 17:15 BST
@Chicken Brutus: Stop digging yourself into a hole, fool!
It's a shame that it will take so long to get sorted and will cost a big chunk o' money though. Maybe everyone on here should pitch in, and we make NintendoLife: The game (Subtitled: The Virtual Console Archive to UberNintendoLife).
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10. Posted: Thu 2nd Apr 2009 17:47 BST
Sounds good to me, Wiiloveit. Will Luc let us use his office?
11. Posted: Thu 2nd Apr 2009 17:50 BST
@Wiiloveit, I think the history of the websites already has more of a story to tell than the majority of video games hehe
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12. Posted: Thu 2nd Apr 2009 18:18 BST
I'm glad that you guys are with me on this! Now, first things first, what genre will the game be? I suggest FPS.
13. Posted: Thu 2nd Apr 2009 20:53 BST
Yeah a FPS would be a good choice, that way KeeperBvK and Jogurt the Yogurt could get their revenge on us!
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14. Posted: Fri 10th Apr 2009 23:02 BST
you have to be 18 to make dsi ware/wii ware games
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15. Posted: Sat 11th Apr 2009 14:09 BST
^^ lol I think that was the only condition I satisfied.