Indie Developers are Loving the Nintendo Switch; “There’s not Very Much Wrong With the System”

Now that the Nintendo Switch is finally out, gamers all around are probably wondering what’s next for the Switch. Granted, there is still time to worry as fans will be enamored in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but there is still that little voice in the back of your head saying “what’s next?’

Well, it seems like the Switch will be offering up a lot of third-party support. Just recently, Nintendo held their Nindies live stream which showcased plenty of new games. There are more than 60+ indie titles scheduled to release this year alone for the console.

The fans are absolutely loving the support by indie developers and it seems like indie developers are totally into the console as well. During GDC 2017 last week, GamesIndustry.biz got a chance to talk to plenty of indie developers. The consensus from the conference was that the console is super easy to develop for, plus it seems to be a powerful little machine.

“The way we’re looking at Switch is this is a complementary platform. If it’s on Steam, then there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be on Nintendo Switch as well,” says Damon Baker, head of publisher & developer relations for Nintendo. “If you want to take that experience on the go, if you want to have a baked in the multiplayer experience, this is the system to do it. It’s got those points of differentiation, but we’re not trying to go head-to-head against any of the other platforms. We just think that if the content makes sense to be over on our platform then it should be on our platform.

Developers ranging from Chucklefish, Double Fine, and Devolver are all-in for the Switch. Brjann Sigurgeirsson, CEO of Image & Form Games has noted that the team has been “treated like royalty” by Nintendo due to the fact that they are truly making every studio — regardless size- feel special.

“We’ve been treated like royalty. And I would be saying that even if we weren’t sitting in this room. We’ve always felt special [with Nintendo]. If you can make everyone feel special you’re definitely doing something right. You’re not treating an indie like something you can afford to miss out on – if you treat an indie studio like the way you’d treat a bigger studio or publisher that indie studio is going to love you and do stuff for you forever. And that’s exactly the feeling we’ve had with Nintendo the whole time.

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