Nintendo hosting Wii U developer presentations at GDC
Nintendo will be present at the upcoming Game Developers Conference and will host two presentations for Wii U developers on how the get the most out of the new console. The two talks will focus on Wii U app development and on Miiverse. According to Nintendo’s description at GDC:
The second talk is called “Miiverse support from Your Games“, and will be hosted by Miiverse co-creator Mizuki Kiyoshi, which will “introduce how Miiverse makes it possible for your Wii U games to connect more players and to offer more enjoyable gaming experiences”.
Both talks will be free to all GDC attendees. You can find more about the talks here.
Nintendo has been much more open and supportive of third party developers this time around, especially when it comes to indie game developers. Indie developers have praised Nintendo and the Wii U over the past year, and more and more indie games are coming to the Wii U eShop.
On top of that, Nintendo has secured a lot of deals with third party software developers to bring their tools and game engines to the Wii U. Just last month, Nintendo announced that the GameBryo engine will be coming to the Wii U.