Now part of the game engine's development tools
While the VR experience offered by Labo VR Kit is undeniably limited compared to some of the more high-tech Virtual Reality offerings on the market, it's a great introduction to the concept and there's plenty of potential in it should developers feel the desire to explore the virtual possibilities...
Making life a little easier
The Nintendo Switch has been supported by Unity from the start, we knew that already, but nevertheless there's been a small step forward in the latest update. The blog post for version 5.6 of Unity has outlined native Switch support, which should allow for quicker and easier porting processes and smoother testing of...
Bark at the moon
Failed Kickstarter project Moon Child could be coming to the Nintendo Switch, if a tweet from the developer is to be believed. The Unity-made RPG adventure saw its crowd-funding attempt fall way short last year, with only €1,929 pledged against a sizable €150,000 goal. However, a tweet from Kefir Games Studio last month would...
In 2015 the happy news was confirmed that support for the Unity middleware development platform was coming to New 3DS; that was pleasing news in consideration of the large number of Unity-developed titles on the Wii U eShop. It's a very common tool for smaller developers, in particular, so supporting it - and offering free licenses, as...
Earlier releases stick to existing version 4 build
It's not that long ago that Unity Technologies unveiled Unity 5, the latest major upgrade in the widely used game engine. It brings improved development capabilities and the potential for more detailed visuals. Unveiling a new engine doesn't mean immediate support for all confirmed platforms,...
Spokesperson: "We're not ready to discuss release timelines currently"
Earlier this week Unity Technologies confirmed that its engine will support the New Nintendo 3DS, which could lead to a variety of interesting developments - the eShop could receive more ports exclusive to the New hardware, and it also serves as another area in which the Wii
Say hello to "tens of thousands of studios and over 4 million developers"
It has been announced during the Unite 2015 Tokyo event that Unity support is being rolled out to the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL. For those who don't know, Unity is a powerful development platform which is used by many studios and allows devs to create...
Late last week we shared a small demo that had been created by a programmer teaching themselves to create 3D platforming in Unity - Super Mario 64 HD. The title actually sounds a little grander than the reality - it's one level re-created practically from scratch, that serves as a fun proof of concept with no intention of continuing the...
Hopefully Nintendo will leave it be
It's common for budding game developers to utilise Nintendo games as a source of inspiration when learning their craft; the Kyoto company is regarded by many as the finest game creator in the industry, after all. Sometimes these efforts lead to impressive imitations, albeit running the gauntlet of takedown notices...
10/10 for effort
We're fans of Woah Dave! here at Nintendo Life; it's not easy to release a chaotic retro-style arcade cabinet experience for $5 while delivering fun and value, but developer MiniVisions seems to have pulled it off. Available now on the 3DS eShop in North America, it's published by Choice Provisions — formerly Gaijin Games — and...
So impress. Wow such tempt. Much memes.
Following on from their Wii U eShop debut with mediocre brain bamboozler IQ Test, Ninja Pig Studios has revealed some early details of Meme Run, which will be their next game developed in Unity and promises to be one of the more subversive games in the short time that Nintendo has welcomed indies using Web...
Interesting details on the Wii U's demographics, connectivity and more
Last weekend a sizeable number of developers and industry professionals descended upon Seattle for Unite 2014, a major gathering focused on the widely used Unity development engine. Nintendo's Unity support on Wii U — in which developers on the system receive a free license for...
Accessibility is generally considered wonderful, but has its downsides
In the coming weeks we're going to tackle a tricky issue here at Nintendo Life, in which we look at the direction of the Wii U eShop and ask whether a change in structure is required. In general the store shows excellent support for all download games, providing each and every...
An opportunity for students to learn from the best
Through the Wii U eShop, in particular, Nintendo has been doing a good job of accommodating and supporting smaller developers. Its Nintendo Web Framework allows for games produced through code such as HTML5, while supporting and offering a free Unity License can certainly be credited as bringing a...
"Wii U is the perfect fit for the game"
UK-based indie studio Opposable Games has just confirmed that it is planning to bring its unique real time, second-screen strategy title Salvaged to the Wii U eShop, should the game successfully reach its Kickstarter goal of $125,000. We caught up with Design Director James Parker to chat about the influences...
"We’ve got a lot of Unity content on the way"
It's no secret that the Wii U eShop is set to play a prominent role in delivering a high volume of diverse content to the home console in the coming weeks and months. After much promise of a substantial collection of download-only games the library is starting to grow, with a varied range due in April...
Always room for more tools in the developers' shed
Nintendo's partnership with Unity Technologies has served well in attracting indie developers by making it easier to bring their games to a Wii U-specific build of the popular engine. The fact that Wii U development kits come with a free Unity license is certainly an encouraging gesture as well. So...
"Nintendo offers wide-ranging support for indie developers"
Next week San Francisco will host the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014, from 17th to 21st March, a significant event that brings thousands of developers and publishers together. It hosts talks and presentations, while also giving companies an opportunity to network with others and...
Quick and easy development is possible
Indie dev brings survival horror to the eShop
George Paz of Psychoz Interactive took to Twitter to announce that the indie developer is now an authorized Wii U developer and will be bringing its upcoming survival horror title, Forgotten Memories, to the eShop. Paz expressed interest in becoming a Wii U developer back in March. The game, which is...
Team made up of former Media Molecule, Lionhead and Criterion developers is open to the idea
Death Inc. is a strategy title with a difference - instead of fighting for the forces of good, you take on the role of the Grim Reaper as he seeks to spread the bubonic plague in 1660's England and enhance his own grisly reputation. The game is up on...
Development platform is being pushed out to first and third party studios
We've already touched upon the significance of Nintendo's agreement with Unity, but CEO David Helgason has spilled a few more beans in an exclusive interview with the lovely folks at VG247
We speak exclusively to Unity's Tracy Erickson about the new agreement with Nintendo
Nintendo recently signed a worldwide license agreement with Unity Technologies to bring its multi-platform engine and development tools to the Wii U. To get a better idea of what benefits this deal will bring, we spoke exclusively to Unity's Tracy Erickson, who is...
It has been revealed that Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, has entered into a worldwide license agreement with Nintendo to provide a version of Unity which supports deployment to the Wii U. Unity is popular game creation engine highly-regarded in the mobile sector, and whilst it has...
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