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Gem Break Aiming to Join the HTML5 Wii U eShop Influx of 2014

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Targeting Q4

Although details became public relatively early in 2013, it's taken time for the Nintendo Web Framework to begin delivering results. With titles such as Drop Blok U and others creeping closer, we'll soon see more developers familiar with code such as HTML5 and Javascript arriving on the Wii U eShop.

Another to throw their hat into the ring is Mike Rowlands, who has been in touch to confirm that his project Gem Break is aiming for a Q4 release this year, which covers 1st October to 31st December. The title's description acknowledges the influence of titles such as Peggle, and it'll aim to provide "over 100 great and fun levels" at launch.

The game is made with casual gamers in mind, that like the strategy and relaxing experience of casual puzzle games.

Rowlands will be utilising HTML5 WebKit technology within the Nintendo Web Framework, which shows the benefit of the tools that Nintendo is making available to those primarily used to web development.

You can check out the screen above and more in the screenshot gallery below; are you pleased to see more games like this come to the Wii U eShop?

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User Comments (9)



XCWarrior said:

Sure, just get more games on the eshop. Glad there's another coding system compatible with it.

We need to see 3-4 eshop titles a week released for WiiU, not 1. Give people some variety. If you only like a couple genres, you can go a month+ w/o a game you might like.



rjejr said:

Screenshot gallery below?

That 1 photo could easily come from Peggle Nights. Maybe its different though, there is a Peggle clone on Facebook that changes things up a bit. Not enough for me to play it though. But it is free on FB. Glad to see the WiiU getting games, but maybe some are better off free-to-start like Iwata says.

Papa Pear Saga - couldn't find it before on my tablet.



Darknyht said:

Thankfully, gameplay cannot be copyrighted so it doesn't matter unless they steal art assets.

Nintendo does need more releases to the eShop. Choice is always nice.



Sean_Aaron said:

Peggle. If popcap wasn't owned by EA I bet we'd be seeing the real deal on Wii U, but since I have Peggle HD on the iPad I'd still likely give it a miss.

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