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Developer Interview: How Two Graduates From Nottingham Are Bringing Robin Hood To Life On The SNES

How Two Graduates From Nottingham Are Bringing Robin Hood To Life On The SNES

"We'd absolutely love to be able to do a cartridge release"

Indie development has never been more popular than it is now, with each of the major console makers bending over backwards to accommodate bedroom coders in the hope of finding the next Minecraft. However, while most small-scale devs favour the likes of iOS, Android, Steam and the digital...

News: The Letter Version 1.1 Update Has a New Trailer

The Letter Version 1.1 Update Has a New Trailer

Reaching for more stars?

Notorious indie title The Letter has had a storied history at Nintendo Life, being something of a poster child for quality control on the Wii U eShop and the recipient of a rare if not prestigious single star rating, with the major complaint being that there wasn't much to do, and what content there was ultimately didn't add...

News: Renegade Kid Announces Metroidvania Game Xeodrifter for 3DS eShop

Renegade Kid Announces Metroidvania Game Xeodrifter for 3DS eShop

It has "pixels and stuff," all right

Spilling the beans to GoNintendo, Renegade Kid has announced their next project, Metroidvania-style action-platformer Xeodrifter, for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Accompanying the announcement is the first entry in a nifty developers' diary by Renegade Kid's own Jools Watsham, in which he describes his sudden...

News: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Release Details Pinned Down

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Release Details Pinned Down

Need-to-know info before you rock the guac

Yesterday, Nintendo Life snagged an interview with DrinkBox Studios' level designer Jason Canam about bringing the much-lauded indie gem Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition to the Wii U eShop. Today, we can also divulge when exactly you'll be able to get your hands on it: 2nd July, for...

News: Insanity's Blade Release Date Changed to "TBA"

Insanity's Blade Release Date Changed to "TBA"

Causal Bit Games taking extra time to utilize game testers' feedback

Upcoming Wii U eShop title Insanity's Blade has had its release date changed to "TBA" for the time being, according to a blog post on Causal Bit Games' official site. The game, an 8-bit arcade-style adventure promising to offer "the ultimate 8-bit experience," was funded

News: Wacky Physics-Based Puzzler Gravity Badgers Releasing 29th May

Wacky Physics-Based Puzzler Gravity Badgers Releasing 29th May

Grow out your mullet in celebration

Wales Interactive's utterly zany physics-based puzzler Gravity Badgers will be making its way to the Wii U eShop on 29th May. Nintendo Life had a little chat with Wales Interactive's Managing Director David Banner back in January; the team, excited by the possibilities offered by the GamePad, is also working on a...

News: Download Developer Hits a "Brick Wall" When Trying to Reach Nintendo Indie Executive for Interview

Download Developer Hits a "Brick Wall" When Trying to Reach Nintendo Indie Executive for Interview

Highlights low eShop sales and policies lagging behind Sony and Microsoft

Brandon Sheffield is, arguably, just the sort of developer Nintendo should be wooing — he produces games through his own studio Necrosoft, is an editor on Gamasutra and is a familiar face at industry events such as GDC (Game Developers Conference) and IDF (Independent Games...

News: Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indie Craze "Won't Last"

Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indie Craze "Won't Last"

"Don't think we're going to be all indies for the next five years"

In an interview with CVG, our old friend Peter Molyneux — who recently spoke about the Wii U and his thoughts on Nintendo in general — hopes the games industry won't take the recent indie boom for granted. The veteran developer — now in charge of indie studio 22Cans — likens...

News: Fiendishly Tricky Precision Platformer Chubbins Is Bouncing To The Wii U eShop

Fiendishly Tricky Precision Platformer Chubbins Is Bouncing To The Wii U eShop

Formerly exclusive to iOS

Two-man indie developer Dahku Creations released precision platformer Chubbins to iOS devices last year. Unfortunately, the game's high level of difficulty turned off a lot of users in that particular market. After working out some of the early details, Dahku is finally able to bring the game to a place where it will...

News: Legend of the Lancer Bound for Kickstarter, Wii U Stretch Goal Planned

Legend of the Lancer Bound for Kickstarter, Wii U Stretch Goal Planned

Draws inspiration from Super Mario World and Mega Man X

Gorilla Press Games has announced that it will shortly commence a Kickstarter campaign for a new non-linear Metroidvania-styled game called Legend of the Lancer. Currently planned for PC, the development studio is hoping to also bring the game to Wii U — provided a stretch goal is met, of...

News: Nicalis Blasting onto 3DS eShop with Guxt

Nicalis Blasting onto 3DS eShop with Guxt

Shmup from Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya, creator of Cave Story

Nicalis may have a rather questionable record of localising its download titles in all regions — mention Cave Story on DSiWare or the 3DS eShop to a European and see what happens — but it does actively seek to bring high-quality indie releases to Nintendo systems. When you consider that...

News: Jason Rohrer Tackles Blood Diamonds with New DS Game

Jason Rohrer Tackles Blood Diamonds with New DS Game

Indie developer returns

DSi owners might already be familiar with Jason Rohrer's off-beat games, with Primrose and the Jason Rohrer Anthology offering some of the most unique experiences on DSiWare. Publisher Zoo Games just announced the next game from the developer coming to DS later this year: Diamond Trust of London. Maintaining his reputation for sticking to unexpected inspirations, the game..