Jason Behr is the former lead level designer of the Metroid Prime series who recently founded a new studio called Sunbreak Games. Behr took to Kickstarter to try and fund a new game called Buddy & Me. The goal is set at $40,000 and has accrued just under $10,000 at the time of writing.
While the game is not officially confirmed for the Wii u, Behr was asked whether or not the title would see release on the eShop. This was his response:
Regarding Wii U, that’s a great question, you’re not the first to ask. I’m personally a fan of what the Wii U’s trying to bring to the living room console experience (it’s conceptually very similar to how the DS evolved the handheld experience), and what kind of gameplay experiences the extra touch-screen interface might bring. I’m also happy to read about Nintendo’s recent loosening of their indie developer requirements.
But at the moment, Sunbreak is still a very small indie team with limited resources, so we have to pick our battles very carefully. Each additional platform beyond the initial iOS release takes more time, money, testing hardware, special-case assets, etc… So, yes it’s a possibility if things are wildly successful (either via Kickstarter or initial sales), but right now our #1 priority is focusing team resources 100% towards a quality release on tablet/mobile, before considering expansion to traditional consoles.
The game looks interesting enough and it’s certainly the kind of thing that could flourish on the eShop if the team decides to bring it over. What do you think?