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News Black Forest Games Confirms New Giana Sisters Title
"Expect a new Giana early 2016"
Adrian Goersch of Black Forest Games revealed in an interview with Red Bull that a new game in the Giana Sisters series should be expected in early 2016. With an HD Director's Cut of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams arriving on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – but sadly not Wii U – in the near future, Goersch explains...
News Plenty of Fishies Swimming onto Wii U this Week
Nitrolic is releasing a brand new title known as Plenty of Fishies to the Wii U eShop in the US. You control a fish – as you might imagine – and have to take on various challenges in order to get the highest score amongst your friends. The game features a number of different gameplay modes in both single player and multiplayer...
News TACS Games' Space-Themed Puzzler "Factotum" Heading to Wii U eShop
TACS Games' first foray onto Nintendo hardware
The Wii U eShop is certainly brimming with indie games, but TACS Games' upcoming sci-fi puzzler — Factotum — looks like it could be one of the most unique titles available on the store with it's archaic visuals and brainteasing puzzles. TACS Games is a one man indie game development studio...
News Renegade Kid’s 3DS Metroidvania Title Xeodrifter Blasting To North America Next Week
From the creator of Mutant Mudds
After Renegade Kid’s mid-year announcement of Xeodrifter for the 3DS eShop — followed by the launch of the debut trailer — Jools Watsham and company have now revealed the game will be released in North America next week: on 11th December to be exact, for the price of $10. As previously described; Xeodrifter is...
Weirdness Fan-Made Pokémon Virtual Reality Prototype Rears its Head
Gotta catch that one!
A fan of the Pokémon franchise has been working hard to create something that many of us dreamed of when we were children; a virtual reality Pokémon game. It's only a prototype thus far, but it give a flavour of what could potentially be, although likely won't be for the foreseeable future. In the video below you can see the...
News uWordSmith Is In Development Exclusively For The Wii U
Coming to the US this December for $1.99
If you’ve ever wanted to be a writer, perhaps this upcoming Wii U eShop release will let you start to make those dreams a reality (on a very basic level). uWordSmith is a new puzzle game for Wii U by Temple of Yog developer CHUDCHUD Industries. The creator, Cody Diefenthaler, has been promoting the project...
News Moving Player Announces Game Adaptation And Publishing Program “Xport” For Indie Developers
Rakoo’s Adventure for Wii U also revealed
With Cosmophony for Wii U now available to the masses, Moving Player is looking towards a bigger and brighter future with its latest announcement at Game Connection Europe 2014; a console game adaption and publishing program for indie developers. The new program known as "Xport", allows indie developers...
Video 'Nindie' Trailers Flood Nintendo's Official YouTube Channel
Strong, nindependent titles
Nintendo has released a wealth of new trailers for upcoming indie games that it is showcasing at IndieCade 2014. Charmingly referred to as 'Nindies', these developers have all declared their commitment to Nintendo's systems, and you can see just a snippet of the fruits of their labour in the trailers that you can see...
News Renegade Kid Releases Debut Trailer For Upcoming 3DS eShop Title, Xeodrifter
Even Samus Aran would be marginally impressed
If you caught the original announcement back in August, you’ll already know Renegade Kid’s next project is a Metroidvania-style action-platformer titled Xeodrifter for the 3DS eShop. So for those who did miss this exciting bit of news, Jools Watsham and company have now released a debut trailer of...
News Nintendo Highlights 'Nindies' and Their Games at IndieCade 2014
We're not sure we can forgive that name, though
Nintendo has compiled a long list of prolific indie games that will be making an appearance at IndieCade 2014 which runs from the 10th to the 12th of this month in California. Nintendo is quick to showcase this promising batch of titles that are coming to the systems. This list of titles that will be...
News Actos Games Launches Tutorial Video Series To Explain Wii U eShop Exclusive, psyscrolr
North Carolina-based Actos Games, the creator of the recently announced Wii U eShop platformer psyscrolr, has released a new tutorial video series explaining how the GamePad will be utilised in the project that promises to feature strong narrative elements, epic boss battles and seamlessly integrated puzzle mechanics. The first video...
News Actos Games Announces Wii U eShop Exclusive psyscrolr
psysing up the opportunities
Burlington, North Carolina-based Actos Games, the creator of APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat, has returned with the recently announced Wii U exclusive psyscrolr, a platformer that features a strong narrative, epic boss battles and mini-epic mid-boss battles with integrated puzzle mechanics. Players take on the role of...
Developer Interview How Two Graduates From Nottingham Are Bringing Robin Hood To Life On The SNES
"We'd absolutely love to be able to do a cartridge release"
Indie development has never been more popular than it is now, with each of the major console makers bending over backwards to accommodate bedroom coders in the hope of finding the next Minecraft. However, while most small-scale devs favour the likes of iOS, Android, Steam and the digital...
News Mother 4 Is On The Way, But It's Not Being Made By Nintendo
Fan project is aiming for a release this year
The Mother series — perhaps better known in the west as EarthBound (AKA Mother 2) — is one of Nintendo's most enduring franchises. However, it has been dormant since 2006, when Mother 3 hit the Game Boy Advance in Japan. Rather than wait for Nintendo to start work on a fourth game in the series —...
News The Letter Version 1.1 Update Has a New Trailer
Reaching for more stars?
Notorious indie title The Letter has had a storied history at Nintendo Life, being something of a poster child for quality control on the Wii U eShop and the recipient of a rare if not prestigious single star rating, with the major complaint being that there wasn't much to do, and what content there was ultimately didn't add...
News Shovel Knight is Burying Sales Expectations
Moving more green than previously imagined
Yacht Club Games' critically acclaimed love letter to the 8-bit era, Shovel Knight, is exceeding sales expectations across all platforms, an impressive feat considering the game was released for 3DS, Wii U, and PC a little over a month ago. In an interview with Game Informer, Yacht Club Games' captain Sean...
News Renegade Kid Announces Metroidvania Game Xeodrifter for 3DS eShop
It has "pixels and stuff," all right
Spilling the beans to GoNintendo, Renegade Kid has announced their next project, Metroidvania-style action-platformer Xeodrifter, for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Accompanying the announcement is the first entry in a nifty developers' diary by Renegade Kid's own Jools Watsham, in which he describes his sudden...
News POKER DICE SOLITAIRE FUTURE Débuting on Wii U eShop 3rd July in North America
From the one-man studio that brought you BLOK DROP U
Earlier this year, RCMADIAX brought physics-based puzzler BLOK DROP U to the Wii U eShop. Its budget price and pick-up-and-play ease of use made it a nice digital download title for quick play sessions, even if we couldn't give it quite a full recommendation. On 3rd July, RCMADIAX will continue...
News Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Release Details Pinned Down
Need-to-know info before you rock the guac
Yesterday, Nintendo Life snagged an interview with DrinkBox Studios' level designer Jason Canam about bringing the much-lauded indie gem Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition to the Wii U eShop. Today, we can also divulge when exactly you'll be able to get your hands on it: 2nd July, for...
News Insanity's Blade Release Date Changed to "TBA"
Causal Bit Games taking extra time to utilize game testers' feedback
Upcoming Wii U eShop title Insanity's Blade has had its release date changed to "TBA" for the time being, according to a blog post on Causal Bit Games' official site. The game, an 8-bit arcade-style adventure promising to offer "the ultimate 8-bit experience," was funded
News Don't Touch Anything Red announced for Wii U eShop
Play the demo in your browser today
Indie developer Helix Games will be bringing its challenging upcoming title Don't Touch Anything Red to the Wii U eShop in the not-too-distant future. The game features off TV play, versus and co-op modes, two single player modes and five-player multiplayer only possible on the Wii U by use of the GamePad. While...
News Wacky Physics-Based Puzzler Gravity Badgers Releasing 29th May
Grow out your mullet in celebration
Wales Interactive's utterly zany physics-based puzzler Gravity Badgers will be making its way to the Wii U eShop on 29th May. Nintendo Life had a little chat with Wales Interactive's Managing Director David Banner back in January; the team, excited by the possibilities offered by the GamePad, is also working on a...
News Cooperative Puzzle Adventure Shadow Puppeteer Coming to Wii U eShop
Developer Sarepta Studio approved for Wii U development
Norwegian developer Sarepta Studio has been approved to develop games for Nintendo systems, and its first order of business is to bring co-op puzzle adventure Shadow Puppeteer to the Wii U eShop. The game was initially announced as a PC release, but the developers at the studio are ecstatic to...
News Download Developer Hits a "Brick Wall" When Trying to Reach Nintendo Indie Executive for Interview
Highlights low eShop sales and policies lagging behind Sony and Microsoft
Brandon Sheffield is, arguably, just the sort of developer Nintendo should be wooing — he produces games through his own studio Necrosoft, is an editor on Gamasutra and is a familiar face at industry events such as GDC (Game Developers Conference) and IDF (Independent Games...
News Next-Generation Visual Novel Nero Confirmed For Wii U eShop
Nintendo version will offer UI-free screen thanks to the GamePad
Italian indie developer Storm in a Teacup has confirmed that it is bringing its new game Nero to the Wii U eShop. Details on this mysterious game are scarce, but Storm in a Teacup's creative director Carlo Bianchi — who spoke to Official Nintendo Magazine about the game —...
News Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indie Craze "Won't Last"
"Don't think we're going to be all indies for the next five years"
In an interview with CVG, our old friend Peter Molyneux — who recently spoke about the Wii U and his thoughts on Nintendo in general — hopes the games industry won't take the recent indie boom for granted. The veteran developer — now in charge of indie studio 22Cans — likens...
News Fiendishly Tricky Precision Platformer Chubbins Is Bouncing To The Wii U eShop
Formerly exclusive to iOS
Two-man indie developer Dahku Creations released precision platformer Chubbins to iOS devices last year. Unfortunately, the game's high level of difficulty turned off a lot of users in that particular market. After working out some of the early details, Dahku is finally able to bring the game to a place where it will...
News Nintendo of America Launches eShop Indie Website
Links, links everywhere
With the eShop platforms increasingly becoming integral parts of the Wii U and 3DS, Nintendo is likely to continue to increase its support for the stores. Much has been done to ease entry requirements, a process that began on the 3DS, while the Wii U store has opened up new avenues with development tools and access through...
News Legend of the Lancer Bound for Kickstarter, Wii U Stretch Goal Planned
Draws inspiration from Super Mario World and Mega Man X
Gorilla Press Games has announced that it will shortly commence a Kickstarter campaign for a new non-linear Metroidvania-styled game called Legend of the Lancer. Currently planned for PC, the development studio is hoping to also bring the game to Wii U — provided a stretch goal is met, of...
News Nicalis Blasting onto 3DS eShop with Guxt
Shmup from Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya, creator of Cave Story
Nicalis may have a rather questionable record of localising its download titles in all regions — mention Cave Story on DSiWare or the 3DS eShop to a European and see what happens — but it does actively seek to bring high-quality indie releases to Nintendo systems. When you consider that...
News Jason Rohrer Tackles Blood Diamonds with New DS Game
Indie developer returns
DSi owners might already be familiar with Jason Rohrer's off-beat games, with Primrose and the Jason Rohrer Anthology offering some of the most unique experiences on DSiWare. Publisher Zoo Games just announced the next game from the developer coming to DS later this year: Diamond Trust of London. Maintaining his reputation...
News Independent PC RPG Eternal Eden Heading to 3DS
RPG Maker title ahoy!
The DS has taken years to gain its reputation as a heavyweight console for RPG fans, but the 3DS may quicker out of the blocks, with Eternal Eden one of the first announced entries in the genre. A translation of an independent PC game developed using RPG Maker VX, the story revolves around three children who live in a garden...
News Nintendo Wants To Spark Indie DSiWare Development
Hot on the heels of Sony's PSP "Minis" program, Nintendo is about to launch something similar for its DSiWare download service. Like the Minis service, Nintendo's new initiative will make it easier for indie developers to publish their own games through DSiWare. Nintendo will keep the current pricing structure of 200 ($2), 500 ($5)...
Interviews Kyle Gray talks Henry Hatsworth & indie plans
Nintendo Life catches up with the man behind one of the most creative DS games to find out if there is life after EA.
If you've read our review then you'll know that Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is one of the most creative and fun games you can play on the DS right now; the blissful combination of gorgeous 2D visuals, top-quality...