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News: Key WayForward Director is Bringing His Solo Project to Wii U

Key WayForward Director is Bringing His Solo Project to Wii U

Risky move?

It's not uncommon for creative minds at studios to strike out on their own. With limited budgets and resources, companies are sometimes hesitant to take big risks on games that don't necessarily sound like a profitable idea. If the developer really believes that the game is special, he or she may take a chance and shoulder the...

News: Nintendo Confirms New 3DS eShop Shooter IronFall Invasion

Nintendo Confirms New 3DS eShop Shooter IronFall Invasion

Iron't falling just yet

Keen to get their foot in the door of the shooter genre, Nintendo has announced an indie-developer third person shooter for the European 3DS eShop. Not much is currently known about IronFall Invasion, but the developer VD-dev has been posting screenshots of the game since September last year. The game takes heavy inspiration...

News: Update For Arrow Time U Improves Overall Game Experience

Update For Arrow Time U Improves Overall Game Experience

XenoHorizon also reveals a Wii U exclusive announcement is on the way

Despite poor sales, indie title Arrow Time U has received an update to improve the overall game experience. Ohio-based developer, XenoHorizon, has followed through with its previous promise, making adjustments to time limits in certain levels, removing an irritating voice clip,...

News: Black Forest Games Confirms New Giana Sisters Title

Black Forest Games Confirms New Giana Sisters Title

"Expect a new Giana early 2016"

Adrian Goersch of Black Forest Games revealed in an interview with Red Bull that a new game in the Giana Sisters series should be expected in early 2016. With an HD Director's Cut of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams arriving on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – but sadly not Wii U – in the near future, Goersch explains...

News: Plenty of Fishies Swimming onto Wii U this Week

Plenty of Fishies Swimming onto Wii U this Week

Finding Wiimo

Nitrolic is releasing a brand new title known as Plenty of Fishies to the Wii U eShop in the US. You control a fish – as you might imagine – and have to take on various challenges in order to get the highest score amongst your friends. The game features a number of different gameplay modes in both single player and multiplayer...

News: Renegade Kid’s 3DS Metroidvania Title Xeodrifter Blasting To North America Next Week

Renegade Kid’s 3DS Metroidvania Title Xeodrifter Blasting To North America Next Week

From the creator of Mutant Mudds

After Renegade Kid’s mid-year announcement of Xeodrifter for the 3DS eShop — followed by the launch of the debut trailer — Jools Watsham and company have now revealed the game will be released in North America next week: on 11th December to be exact, for the price of $10. As previously described; Xeodrifter is...

Weirdness: Fan-Made Pokémon Virtual Reality Prototype Rears its Head

Fan-Made Pokémon Virtual Reality Prototype Rears its Head

Gotta catch that one!

A fan of the Pokémon franchise has been working hard to create something that many of us dreamed of when we were children; a virtual reality Pokémon game. It's only a prototype thus far, but it give a flavour of what could potentially be, although likely won't be for the foreseeable future. In the video below you can see the...

News: uWordSmith Is In Development Exclusively For The Wii U

uWordSmith Is In Development Exclusively For The Wii U

Coming to the US this December for $1.99

If you’ve ever wanted to be a writer, perhaps this upcoming Wii U eShop release will let you start to make those dreams a reality (on a very basic level). uWordSmith is a new puzzle game for Wii U by Temple of Yog developer CHUDCHUD Industries. The creator, Cody Diefenthaler, has been promoting the project...

News: Moving Player Announces Game Adaptation And Publishing Program “Xport” For Indie Developers

Moving Player Announces Game Adaptation And Publishing Program “Xport” For Indie Developers

Rakoo’s Adventure for Wii U also revealed

With Cosmophony for Wii U now available to the masses, Moving Player is looking towards a bigger and brighter future with its latest announcement at Game Connection Europe 2014; a console game adaption and publishing program for indie developers. The new program known as "Xport", allows indie developers...

News: Renegade Kid Releases Debut Trailer For Upcoming 3DS eShop Title, Xeodrifter

Renegade Kid Releases Debut Trailer For Upcoming 3DS eShop Title, Xeodrifter

Even Samus Aran would be marginally impressed

If you caught the original announcement back in August, you’ll already know Renegade Kid’s next project is a Metroidvania-style action-platformer titled Xeodrifter for the 3DS eShop. So for those who did miss this exciting bit of news, Jools Watsham and company have now released a debut trailer of...

News: Actos Games Launches Tutorial Video Series To Explain Wii U eShop Exclusive, psyscrolr

Actos Games Launches Tutorial Video Series To Explain Wii U eShop Exclusive, psyscrolr

Get psyched!

North Carolina-based Actos Games, the creator of the recently announced Wii U eShop platformer psyscrolr, has released a new tutorial video series explaining how the GamePad will be utilised in the project that promises to feature strong narrative elements, epic boss battles and seamlessly integrated puzzle mechanics. The first video...

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...