There once was a time when Nintendo was seen to be somewhat ignorant of indie developers, but that certainly isn't the case these days, as is evidenced by comments made by Capybara's Nathan Vella.
Vella — who was speaking at recent independent gaming showcase — had nothing but praise for Nintendo's recent efforts to get indies on board:
I’ve seen personally, first-hand, Nintendo making a big move to try and get smaller, unique, independent games on Wii U downloadable. They have a really great team there; Dan Edelman who runs that division is one of the raddest dudes in video games, and I would say easily one of the most respected people by the independent community.
Nintendo is reaching out and trying to do something. They’re playing catch up, obviously, and that’s a hard spot to be in when it comes to getting the new stuff, but they’re really putting in.
Capybara is responsible for titles such as Critter Crunch, Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes and the forthcoming Super Time Force.