Curve Studios And Dakko Dakko Heap Praise On The "Inspirational" Wii U
Posted by Damien McFerran
"The Wii U is a perfect system for indie development right now"
While big-name publishers such as EA, 2K Games and Bethesda are happy to ignore the Wii U, Nintendo's console isn't short of support from indie developers. Smaller studios are usually faster and keener to pounce on new ideas, and the concept of second-screen play has clearly captured the imaginations of many indie designers — and out of the box, the only console to offer this is the Wii U.
Curve Studios — a long-time Nintendo collaborator which also has a good relationship with Sony — this week confirmed that it is bringing Stealth Inc 2 to the Wii U as an exclusive release. The company has since posted a glowing assessment of the console via its Twitter account.
Fellow Wii U developers Dakko Dakko — still hard at work on the exclusive eShop title Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails — responded with equally positive comments:
@curvestudios It’s given us a great deal of fun, and inspiration, whilst making Scram Kitty. Great system.— Dakko Dakko Ltd. (@dakkodakko) May 1, 2014
It's encouraging to hear developers speak of the hardware so highly; Nintendo is having a torrid time explaining the appeal and potential of the Wii U and indie studios such as Curve and Dakko Dakko could prove instrumental when it comes to communicating to the public why they need to take a chance on the console.
Thanks to JaxonH for the tip.