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Indie developer: Wii U to be another hit

Pinball Arcade Wii U
Developer Farsight Studios has some kind words for the Nintendo Wii U. Farsight, developers of the indie hit Pinball Arcade, were very popular on the original Wii. Company president Jay Obernach says that the original Wii was their most successful platform ever, and that he believes “Nintendo potentially has another hit on its hands” with the Wii U. Speaking to Nintendo Life, he said that the company is working on GamePad integration for the Wii U version of its next pinball game. The tablet will show the pinball table DMD display, which will free up the television screen for more details and more of the pinball table.

Farsight previously revealed a Kickstarter page to help fund their next title. This helped the company raise almost $80,000 for their upcoming arcade game. That money will help development of Pinball Arcade: The Twilight Zone, which is also coming to the Wii U and 3DS. It’s good to see that independent developers are optimistic about the Wii U and the possibilities it brings to their games.

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  • Daniel Dzimega

    I would want some board games that can be played soley on the gampad

    • DrZhivago

      something like, ‘Clue: The Great Museum Caper’ would be perfect for it.

  • AwayToHit

    Indie ftw <3

  • uPadWatcher

    This just to prove everyone… you don’t have to be a top publisher or developer when creating games for the Wii U (3DS or any other consoles). I’m glad that Farsight Studios are working on The Pinball Arcade for both Wii U (at launch) and Nintendo 3DS!

    • Daemonrunner

      Not any more anyways. They used to be pretty strict, which can attribute to WiiWare not being as successful as it could have been (along with the technical limitations).

      I am glad Nintendo has learned from those mistake.

  • gobbledegubber

    I will fully support them for there effort a+ farsight

  • Brandon

    Way to go… Pinball that a hardcore game (Not really lol) Still waiting to hear how u going for core audience guys (Not conting zombiu and other games uve already beat. AC ok

    • Frankensavior

      I love these terms “core”, and “casual”. It seems like something made up by an elitist group of people who live in their parents basement. So they need to sever them selves into a group to make them sound more important then they really are. At the end of the day everyone who plays video games and enjoys them whether its Wii Sports, or Skyrim is a gamer. This “core” and “casual” nonsense needs to stop. Video games are a hobby in which people play to have fun, and be entertained. You can even play a minigame like pinball in a hardcore, and competitive manner.

  • Neonridr

    I love how hardcore suddenly equates to Xbox 360 and PS3 and casual means Wii. I own both a 360 and a Wii, and will be purchasing a Wii U day one, along with other future next gen machines down the road. To me, hardcore is anyone who plays games regularly. Whether it’s playing CoD online, playing Skyrim, or even finding all 120 stars in Mario Galaxy. Anyone who devotes enough time to gaming is considered hardcore. The term defines the person, not the games.