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Interviews: Kyle Gray talks Henry Hatsworth & indie plans

Kyle Gray talks Henry Hatsworth & indie plans

Nintendo Life catches up with the man behind one of the most creative DS games to find out if there is life after EA.

If you've read our review then you'll know that Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is one of the most creative and fun games you can play on the DS right now; the blissful combination of gorgeous 2D visuals, top-quality platforming action and brain-bending puzzle gaming..

News: WiiWare Threshold Is Really About Quality Control

WiiWare Threshold Is Really About Quality Control

It’s all about stomping down on shovelware declares mysterious WiiWare developer.

Following this morning’s revelation about WiiWare sales targets as told to Kotaku the mysterious NDA breaking WiiWare developer has contacted Eurogamer in order to set the record straight: I'm concerned this recent threshold news is generating an artificially negative wave of press. The spirit of the threshold..

News: WiiWare Sales Targets: More Details Emerge

WiiWare Sales Targets: More Details Emerge

Solid figures quoted by WiiWare developer

We recently heard about Nintendo’s sales targets for WiiWare games, and it didn’t make particularly pretty reading if you’re a developer. In a new twist, Kotaku has apparently been contacted by a developer “familiar with the subject” and they’ve given what appear to be fairly solid numbers: North America If game is over 16MB - 6,000 unitsIf..

News: Is Game Design Art? Great Designers Say 'Not Really'

Is Game Design Art?  Great Designers Say 'Not Really'

At a GDC 2009 roundtable with renowned designers, Art seems to be a dirty word

It’s a debate that has raged for centuries: Do video games constitute art? Ok, maybe not centuries, but it seems like a while. Personally, I say ‘yeah, of course it is!’, but I’m not the creator of games that have been hailed as art by so many. At this years GDC conference, ICO creator, Fumito Ueda says of his..

News: Indie Developers Enjoy Great Success in 2008

Indie Developers Enjoy Great Success in 2008

We've already seen some outstanding indie games for the WiiWare service, and with the prospect of the DSiWare service coming soon, there seems to be no end in sight for the new level of creativity we're seeing from these small game developers.

With far less overhead when compared to developing a retail release, we're seeing more developers take chances and try something new without being afraid of..

News: Mushroom Men - Developer's Diary: Part 2

Mushroom Men - Developer's Diary: Part 2

Even spore thoughts from the ‘Mushroom Men’ developer’s diary

It was only a few days ago that we posted the first part of the Mushroom Men developer’s diary which led to a series of dreadful fungi related puns. There won’t be mushroom for that sort of thing today as we learn more about the combat variety in Mushroom Men – The Spore Wars (Wii) from none other than Kain Shin, the Lead..

News: Mushroom Men - Developer's Diary

Mushroom Men - Developer's Diary

Who would have thought that playing with fungi could be so much fun?

It’s not long now until the hotly anticipated Mushroom Men games hit the Wii and DS in Europe. Both games attracted favorable reviews back in December when they came out in the US. Euro gamers can get their grubby mitts on both Mushroom Men – The Spore Wars (Wii) and Mushroom Men – Rise of the Fungi (DS) on the 27th of..

News: Tecmo: Dead Or Alive?

Tecmo: Dead Or Alive?

Things go from bad to worse for Japanese developer Tecmo, now all of its employees are suing for over 8.3 million yen.

Things are looking bad for Tecmo, the company behind the Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden games. Not only did the highly regarded developer Tomonobu Itagaki slag off his own games before leaving and suing the company, but now it seems all the other developers at the company are doing..

News: Factor 5 Jump Back Into Bed With Nintendo

Factor 5 Jump Back Into Bed With Nintendo

Cheers and whooping heard as previous Sony-related indiscretions are forgotten

Factor 5, the studio behind hits such as Star Wars Rogue Squadron: Rogue Leader and 16-bit ‘run and gun’ classic Turrican, has confirmed that it is once again working with Nintendo hardware. The company was previously an ‘exclusive’ Nintendo developer in the early days of the GameCube, but recently started to..

News: "Nintendo Must Treat Developers Better"

"Nintendo Must Treat Developers Better"

The man behind Cannon Fodder and Sensible Soccer hits out at Nintendo's less than impressive relationship with third party software houses

We’re now pretty much accustomed to hearing stories about Nintendo’s incredible worldwide success over the past year or so. The Wii and DS are performing admirably at retail and Nintendo’s resurgence from the grim days of the Gamecube is all but complete..

News: Iwata Talks Development, Miyamoto & Wii Sports 2

Iwata Talks Development, Miyamoto & Wii Sports 2

Nintendo's leader talks shop with one of his friends.

Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo, recently had an informal chat come-interview with Japanese site 1101.com. The discussion reveals many aspects of game development from Iwata himself and from stories of how Miyamoto has influenced him. At times throughout the talk such wise discussion takes place that it's hard to believe that is was..

News: Game Developers Conference 2007

Game Developers Conference 2007

It's that time of year again - all the top games developers flock to San Francisco for the annual conference.

Whilst this event doesn't often lead to any exciting announcements for average gamers, this years Game Developers Conference will see a keynote speech by the legendary man himself, Shigeru Miyamoto, the main man behind Nintendo's continued success. "In his keynote address at the 2007..

News: Half-Life Creator Likes Wii, Hates PS3

Half-Life Creator Likes Wii, Hates PS3

Gabe Newell describes the PS3 as a "total disaster on so many levels" but likes everything Nintendo are doing.

DigitalBattle.com have reported on an interview between Game Informer and PC games legend Gabe Newell whom was willing to share his views on the current gen console market. For those unaware of who Gabe is, he's one of the main guys at...

News: Nintendo Attracts Indy Developers

Nintendo Attracts Indy Developers

Small time start up developers such as "Twelve Interactive" are flocking over to Wii.

Although it might be safe for Sony and Microsoft to attract the multi-million dollar developments, it seems Nintendo's simpler and more innovative system is attracting the smaller developers, who often create something new. "Leading Italian game developer, Twelve Interactive has announced that it has become a..

News: Disney Open Dedicated Nintendo Games Studio

Disney Open Dedicated Nintendo Games Studio

Animation giant Disney is set to open a new games development studio specifically for Wii and DS.

Whilst Disney aren't particularly well known for making "great" games, obviously the Wii's popularity amoung its developers is growing, so much so that Disney want to see more Wii titles in its catalog. "Disney’s gaming division, Buena Vista Game, has announced that it’s opening a new studio..

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