Unity is Nintendo’s Secret Weapon for Indie Developers

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Unity is Nintendo's Secret Weapon for Indie Developers

Indie developers can create games for Nintendo platforms using powerful software development tools like Unity and Nintendo Web Framework.

In March, San Francisco became home to the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event, the 2013 Game Developers Conference (GDC). Nintendo and hundreds of other companies shared exciting news that they plan to give independent video game developers new software development tools to work with.

On August 19, during GDC Europe 2013, Nintendo gave a one-hour presentation on these new development tools. Thanks to development tools like Unity and Nintendo Web Framework, expedited and more flexible software development is on the horizon. So what’s all of this mean?

What is Unity for Wii U?

Unity is an integrated development environment for game creation used by over 1.2 million game developers all over the world. It supports multiple platforms and makes it possible do to real-time development while your game is running. It provides a fast user-friendly development environment equipped with the various technologies necessary for game. Powerful 3D graphic functionality, animation, AI, scripts, and SFX are just a few of those techs. With Unity for Wii U, you’ll be able to develop games for the Wii U on Unity. Of course, integrating key features that the Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote controllers are supported.

Nintendo Web Framework

The Nintendo Web Framework is a development environment based on WebKit technologies, supporting application development on the Wii U system using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS. It also supports the Wii U GamePad controller, Wii Remote controllers, and JavaScript extensions such as video playback. With the Nintendo Web Framework, development times will be reduced and Wii U applications can be easily developed using common Web technologies. Combining the handy Wii U GamePad, the TV screen, and the Internet, the potential exists for the services and games you are developing to progress by leaps and bounds.

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