It could even add to current games too, with dedicated applications extending the experience outside of the game. Developers seem really impressed so far and this could make Nintendo’s console the place to be for smaller indie developers this year.
There’s a lot of interesting chatter floating around on twitter now, too; Scott Nichols, a freelance writer, describes the development kit as “really slick” and says that there’s a button that allows you to send the build to Nintendo instantly. Whereas developer Brian Davis says that it seems very easy to port existing apps. A writer from Polygon, Philip Kollar, confirmed that Nintendo would like to see games made through the service as well as applications.
I’d really love to see the talk that Nintendo held – it’s the smartest and most grown up decision they’ve made so far with the Wii U. They’ve got a developer sign-up page, which reminds us that Unity is available for the Wii U, too. These are both great ways to develop games and a lot of interesting things could come from this.
It seems like a very easy way for developers to get their apps to Nintendo and it looks like it could really kick-off, if it goes right. Essentially, this is Nintendo’s answer to PlayStation Mobile or MicroSoft’s XNA environment and I’m very excited.