Nintendo Games Seminar

We recently reported on Nintendo of Japan's Nintendo Games Seminar and commented on what a great opportunity it looked like for young Japanese developers who wanted to make a name for themselves.

Every year selected teams of college students are given classes on game development by Nintendo. Under this expert tutoring students will design and build their own game. The results from last year's program are now available for free on the Wii U eShop in Japan.

The four titles are known as Poppo Hunter, Center Heroes, Shima Nagame (Island Viewing) and Sentou Danchi (Battle Ground Estate). All these titles appear to be very distinct and demonstrate great creativity and imagination from the young Japanese minds — as well as showing the Wii U's various control methods effectively.

Hop on over to Kotaku to find out more details about these games and view videos for all four titles.

Nintendo is continuing to take applications for next year's Nintendo Games Seminar until 29th of June 2014. The only catch is that you have to be a college student in the Tokyo and Kansai region, so that probably rules roughly 99.9 percent of our readership out of the running.

What do you think of the idea of Nintendo Games Seminar? Is this something you think NoA and NoE should offer in the West? Would you like these four games to come to the US and Euro Wii U eShop?