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Nintendo stands down from not working with garage devs comment

Monday, 28th March 2011 11:24 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Nintendo has stood down from remarks made by NoA head Reggie-Fils Aime, saying it will work with independent devs as long as the quality of its game is there.

“Nintendo always appreciates good quality content regardless of whether that’s coming from an indie developer or a more established publisher,” US director of PR, Mark Franklin told Gama.

“For example, we’ve worked with 2D Boy, the people behind World of Goo for WiiWare. This is a group of guys who don’t even have an office. So we embrace that kind of independent spirit and it’s ultimately the most innovative content that will rise to the top.”

Franklin’s remarks follow comments made by Fils-Aime in an interview following Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s GDC keynote, which seemed to go after the app developer crowd, saying it wasn’t “looking to do business today with the garage developer.”

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6 Comments

  1. Ireland Michael

    Looks to me like the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is thinking.

    It seems to me that the only console manufacturer right now that is actually friendly to developers of all kinds is… Sony.

    *waits for accusations of being a PS3 fanboy*

    #1 3 years ago
  2. viralshag

    It was a stupid comment to start with, Reggie.

    @1, YOU DIRTY FANBOY! :D

    #2 3 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    Yeah, Johnny, just go ahead, Double the Logo!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Goffee

    So, is that a list of one developer, or is there lots going on WiiWare that I can’t be bothered to check because of Wii’s crawly-slow interface –

    Fix the dumb store design please! Then tell me what’s in it.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    I thinks Reggie Misunderstood what Iwata was trying to said on his Keynote, he jumped onto conclusions way to soon, but is OK, is Reggie afterall, is cool.
    P.D well here is hoping this is not going to cost his job. just saying.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. JPickford

    Reggie was stating official policy. No home offices.

    #6 3 years ago

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