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erp

erp

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#1

erp commented on Nintendo Wants To Spark Indie DSiWare Development:

@Prochnow: wow, that's even bigger fail then I suspected then.

It's typical modern Nintendo: come up with ideas that are great and exciting in theory, and then completely cripple and botch them at the point of implementation with stupid restrictions and limitations.

It's a damn shame. :(

erp

#2

erp commented on Nintendo Wants To Spark Indie DSiWare Development:

@maka, I completely agree. If Nintendo want to compete with the iPhone App Store - and I can only assume this recent move is indication that they do - then I really think they need to make the price of entry for indie devs competitive with Apple's.

This means allowing devs to prototype and develop pretty much for free, charging a relatively small fee for publishing (sub-$100 per annum) and taking a sensible stake of the takings.

In these days where DS homebrew is so mature using normal retail DSes, I really don't see how Nintendo can get away with making indie devs buy crazy-expensive devkits. The homebrew guys have proven they're just not needed (and so have Apple).

These are the real details that Nintendo need to announce before potential devs (myself included) can genuinely get excited about this.