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Nintendo focust op indiegames tijdens GDC

De Wii U is Nintendo's zorgenkindje, een handje vol third-party ontwikkelaars hebben zich al teruggetrokken en daarom zoekt Nintendo zijn toevlucht bij de indie-ontwikkelaars. Nintendo zal volgende week tijdens de Game Developers Conference nieuwe speciale tools laten zien.

wiiu2De Wii U is Nintendo’s zorgenkindje, een handje vol third-party ontwikkelaars hebben zich al teruggetrokken en daarom zoekt Nintendo zijn toevlucht bij de indie-ontwikkelaars. Nintendo zal volgende week tijdens de Game Developers Conference nieuwe speciale tools laten zien.

Om te laten zien hoe simpel deze tools zijn, laat Nintendo een zelfgemaakte demo zien die de elementen uit de Mario vs. Donkey Kong-franchise bevat. Deze demo is gecreëerd met Nintendo’s nieuwe Web Framework, een tool die indie-ontwikkelaars toestaat om HTML5- en Javascript-games te draaien op de Wii U.

Nintendo zal ook negen nieuwe indiegames laten zien tijdens de GDC die zijn gemaakt in de Unity Engine. Nintendo geeft de tools gratis aan indie-ontwikkelaars om het aantrekkelijker te maken om voor de Wii U de ontwikkelen. Het gaat om de volgende negen games:

Armillo by Fuzzy Wuzzy Games: This rolling platforming game stars a space armadillo and includes spherical worlds, moon stages, a parallel universe and hidden 2D levels. His little blue critter friends and his brother help him fight the invasion of the robotic Darkbots.

Ballpoint Universe: Infinite by Arachnid Games: This adventure seems taken right out of a student’s notebook. The entire game uses ballpoint pen drawings to create an imaginative world to explore.

Cubemen 2 by Nnooo: This fast-paced, action-packed, original 3D strategy game blends tower defense and real-time strategy genres into a fresh and exciting new experience that includes challenging strategy modes and customizable game settings.

Ittle Dew by Ludosity AB: Adventuress Ittle Dew and her sidekick, Tippsie, crash onto a strange island filled with loot and mysterious inhabitants. The game is loaded with adventure and features beautiful hand-drawn HD graphics.

Monkey Pirates by Henchmen Studio: Players control the boat of one of four captains and fight in multiple arenas based on four seaworthy environments. In those arenas players can find multiples bonuses to improve their weaponry or improve their ships while dealing with elements like icebergs, volcanoes, teleports, maelstroms and turrets.

Nihilumbra by BeautiFun Games: Born was created from the absolute nothingness: The Void. But somehow he separates himself from the black emptiness and appears in the world, where his long odyssey begins. He must learn how to use the colors around him to gain powerful abilities and transform the world.

Stick It to the Man by Zoink & Ripstone: Ray lives in a world where everything is made out of paper and stickers. An accident gives him awesome powers that let him read people’s minds and change the world around him by folding it, tearing it, pulling stickers off and sticking them elsewhere.

Teslagrad by Rain Games: This 2D game about exploration features a hand drawn art style, an open, steampunk-inspired world to explore and a wordless, story-driven plot. Magnetic forces are a central theme of the game, which includes 20 unique tracks of music.

Wooden Sen’SeY by Neko Entertainment: This 3D action-platformer is set in a unique “Japan Steam Rock” universe filled with humor. Players follow Goro, a village chief, as he seeks revenge through a variety of levels. Using old-school game play, he will defeat his enemies using his axes to slice, dice, squash and grapple.