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Interview: Dan Adelman on the Indie Scene, the Nintendo Years and His New Venture

Dan Adelman on the Indie Scene, the Nintendo Years and His New Venture

Still in the indie's corner

Dan Adelman's official job title at Nintendo of America used to be Head of Digital Content and Development, but in practice he was regarded by many as Nintendo's most recognisable ambassador for download and 'indie' games. Well known and liked among developers, he's widely attributed as helping to drive Nintendo towards...

News: Dan Adelman Formally Launches New Independent Business

Dan Adelman Formally Launches New Independent Business

States that Nintendo's download policies are in good hands

Earlier today it emerged that the well-known Nintendo of America Head of Digital Content and Development, Dan Adelman, had left the company; his official title didn't make clear the fact that, to many, he was the face of Nintendo's drive to attract independent developers to its download...

News: The Man Responsible For Reviving Nintendo's Relationship With Indies Has Left The Company

The Man Responsible For Reviving Nintendo's Relationship With Indies Has Left The Company

So long, Dan Adelman

Nintendo's approach to indie developers has undergone a massive overhaul in recent years, and that is partly thanks to the considerable efforts of one man: Nintendo of America's Head of Digital Content and Development, Dan Adelman. Adelman was instrumental in getting indies on board with the Wii, Wii U and 3DS, and has been...

News: Curve Studios And Dakko Dakko Heap Praise On The "Inspirational" Wii U

Curve Studios And Dakko Dakko Heap Praise On The "Inspirational" Wii U

"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...

News: Hush Is An RPG All About Courage, And It Could Be Coming To The Wii U eShop

Hush Is An RPG All About Courage, And It Could Be Coming To The Wii U eShop

Game Studio 78 is looking to bring its debut to Nintendo's system

The Wii U's appeal to indie developers continues, with Portuguese company Game Studio 78 being the next developer to pledge its support to the system. The fledgling studio is currently preparing an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign for its first title, which goes by the name of Hush...

News: Paradise Lost: First Contact Leaves Wii U Stretch Goal Till Last

Paradise Lost: First Contact Leaves Wii U Stretch Goal Till Last

Wii U target is more than three times the initial $70,000 goal

By now we've come to understand that Nintendo's innovations have many developers excited by the possibilities, and many more simply scratching their heads. The Kickstarter project for acclaimed indie game Paradise Lost: First Contact by developer Ashtree Works has left its Wii U port...

News: River City Ransom: Underground Dev Wants To Bring The Game To 3DS And Wii U

River City Ransom: Underground Dev Wants To Bring The Game To 3DS And Wii U

Conatus Creative looking to bring River City Random "home" to Nintendo

We reported last week on a Kickstarter campaign for an officially licensed sequel to the NES classic River City Ransom (known as Street Gangs in Europe). When the campaign went live there was no word on which consoles it would be released on, should it find the required funding...

News: Nintendo: We Need To Do A Better Job Of Attracting Indies To The eShop

Nintendo: We Need To Do A Better Job Of Attracting Indies To The eShop

"We've learned a lot of lessons over the past five or six years"

If there's one thing you learn from speaking to indie developers working on the Wii U and 3DS eShops, it's that Nintendo is a much easier company to work with these days when you're a small-scale studio. The nightmare days of WiiWare are long gone, but that doesn't mean that the...

News: TowerFall Creator Has Been Approached By Nintendo

TowerFall Creator Has Been Approached By Nintendo

Game takes inspiration from Smash Bros., GoldenEye 64 and Yoshi's Island

TowerFall may be a time-limited Ouya exclusive for the next few months, but the game has been getting some serious attention thanks to its gorgeous 2D visuals, frantic multiplayer gameplay and surprising depth. Creator Matt Thorson — who cites Super Smash Bros. Melee,...

News: Liege Channels Fire Emblem And Final Fantasy Tactics, And It Could Be Marching To Wii U

Liege Channels Fire Emblem And Final Fantasy Tactics, And It Could Be Marching To Wii U

Coda Games is awaiting Wii U developer approval

We're massive fans of both Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics here at Nintendo Life, so you can imagine how interested we were in Liege when we discovered that the game takes inspiration from both. Developer Coda Games has expressed an interest in bringing the tactical RPG to the Wii U eShop, and...

News: Every Wii U eShop Developer Gets A Free Unity Licence And Can Self-Publish

Every Wii U eShop Developer Gets A Free Unity Licence And Can Self-Publish

According to Retro City Rampage developer

Back in the bad old days of WiiWare, developers constantly complained about how hard it was to turn a profit on Nintendo's download service, largely because you had to reach a certain quota of sales before you saw any cash. This — combined with Nintendo's apparent indifference to indie developers — made...