Quantcast
Reggie: Indie developers good, but only with experience - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Reggie: Indie developers good, but only with experience


10:00 AM on 03.29.2011
Reggie: Indie developers good, but only with experience photo



Reggie Fils-Aime has once again addressed Nintendo's stance on independent developers, expounding on his previous point to say that indie developers are great, but only if they have experience working with big publishers. 

"We've been clear that we want to work with independent developers who understand this business, who have experience in this business," said the hamburger helper. "These are people who spent time working with larger publishers and larger developers, but had that idea in the back of their head that they needed to bring to life ... and so that's the type of entity that we want to work with."

"I'll tell you, if someone calls us tomorrow who has no experience in the gaming industry, but has a passion and has a great idea, our perspective would be, 'Great, but get some experience. Understand your craft, and then come back to us.'"

Fair deal I suppose, but it would be great if Nintendo itself could provide that experience and cultivate some talent from the small-fries. With platforms like 3DSWare coming up, I see potential in Nintendo giving these inexperienced guys a shot on a small-scale, low-risk level. A fair few "garage" devs have utterly owned the iOS platform -- give some of 'em a chance to own 3DSWare, too. 

Reggie re-draws line between indies and 'garage devs' [CVG]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



Gone Home coming to Wii U photo
Gone Home coming to Wii U
9:00 AM on 08.29.2014






Indie

8:30 PM on 08.29.2014
Super Meat Boy Forever is harder than the original

Team Meat's new project Super Meat Boy Forever made its first appearance today at PAX Prime in Seattle -- and it makes the original game look like a cakewalk by comparison. The newly revealed title is an a...more



4:00 PM on 08.29.2014
Now I know why Devolver picked up A Fistful of Gun

It takes a certain kind of appeal for Devolver Digital to add a title to its stable of games. While the indie-friendly publisher doesn't necessarily have an underlying style that unite all of its games, there is a common them...more



10:30 AM on 08.29.2014
Nefarious 'gamifies' kidnapping the damsel in distress

Inspired by the likes of Earthworm Jim and Mega Man, Nefarious sticks with platformer tropes, with one inversion: you are kidnapping princesses. And each princess you kidnap changes how your character controls and ...more



View all Indie






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more