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One of the early rules put in place by Nintendo for developers on its digital platforms was the need for a physical office - a move which was no doubt intended to ensure a certain "quality" of developer.

However, since the days of WiiWare the playing field has shifted - the number of professional coders migrating to platforms such as iOS and Android has increased, and many of these talented people are simply working from home - and don't have a proper office, as such.

Thankfully, it would seem this archaic stumbling block is in the process of being removed - as you can see from Dan Adelman's not-so-cryptic tweet:

This is definitely a good move - you only have to look at the explosion of top-notch indie coders on mobile platforms to see that.

While we're here, have you checked out our exclusive interview with Adelman?