Nintendo's amiibo line has been an absolute cash cow for the Japanese company since arriving alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in 2014. To date, there are more than 170 amiibo available. While most of them are based on first-party Nintendo titles, there are a few exceptions such as Yacht Club's Shovel Knight. If you've always...
The relationship between Nintendo and indie developers seems to be getting stronger by the day. We've seen characters such as Shovel Knight represented as an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and now the developer behind Crypt of the NecroDancer is working on a special Zelda cross-over known as
Western devs make their mark
To say Nintendo's embracing the indie scene is a vast understatement, and now that support has spread over to Nintendo's homeland with the recent Indie World showcase. Unsurprisingly, it's a video showing off a load of lovely new indie games coming to the Switch in the near future, most of which we've heard of before,...
All games are created equal
The Nintendo Switch has been a runaway success, smashing sales records and bringing Nintendo back from the brink after the Wii U. Even so, the argument of AAA game releases vs. indies is still ongoing, with some saying that the Switch has too many indies and not enough AAA games to be considered competitive with the Xbox...
This beefy sequel launches in 2018
During today's Nindie Summer Showcase, the sequel to the indie hit Super Meat Boy was announced for Nintendo Switch. Super Meat Boy Forever tells the story of Meat Boy and Bandage Girl and their quest to rescue their baby Nugget from the evil Dr. Fetus. Alongside a new story, new gameplay features were also...
Is it breaking an NDA to say you've signed an NDA?
It's quite likely that most reading these pages will, at some point in their lives, have signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Even relatively simple employment contracts have them, though naturally major companies also trust third-party individuals and businesses with un-announced information...
Time to book into Hotel California
This week Culver City, California will host Indiecade - the event's running from 23rd to 25th October and will be a celebration of download gaming in addition to giving small studios a chance to show off their work. With its 'Nindie' approach at the forefront Nintendo has confirmed the games for its own booth at...
Could be a big deal in the Nindie scene
It's common for eShop gamers in different territories to have differing game line-ups to choose from, with some titles taking a while to make their way around different regions. There are multiple factors such as localisation with languages, and the fact that Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America operate...
Let the colours run
Runbow's crazy breed of colour-based running action has already enlisted the help of the likes of Shovel Knight, Scram Kitty, and CommanderVideo to help in the endless task of running from one place to another, and now that list of indie guests has just grown even larger. In this exclusive trailer 13AM Games' frantic 9-player...
Experimental games could be a good fit for the GamePad
The Wii U eShop has attracted its fair share of intriguing games, including titles that have previously made their mark on PC and / or smart devices. Small Indie developers are no doubt attracted by Nintendo's relatively open approach to the eShop, and support - not to mention a free licence -...
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