news\ Sep 10, 2013 at 11:13 am

Nintendo: Indie dev response to Wii U developer website has been "overwhelming"

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During GDC 2013 from March, Nintendo launched a Wii U developer website, which allowed indie devs to register their interest in making games for the Wii U. In an interview with Gamespot, Dan Adelman, Nintendo's manager of business development, said that the response from developers has been "overwhelming." 

"It's been overwhelming. We've gotten probably over 1,000, I don't know if we've hit 2,000, developers with really wide-ranging levels of experience. We've got some who have recently left their jobs in mainstream publishers and are starting a new company, or have been indies for a while. All the way to high school students who are thinking of getting into game development and want to know more about it.

"So one of the challenges is going through and it's ultimately a resource allocation issue at that point. We want to support everybody, so how do we do that in the most effective manner and how do we prioritize in just making sure that -- our intent is to support everyone, really. The underlying philosophy is that if you can make a game on our systems, we want to find a way for you to be able to do that." 

For the entire interview, you can read it on Gamespot.

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