Based on his hands on experience, Chasing Aurora developer Martin Pichlmair believes that Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U eShop is friendly and open to indie developers.
Speaking to the Official Nintendo Magazine, Pichlmair explained that “I cannot talk about the new eShop in detail. What I do know is that Nintendo is doing everything to make this console much more open, social and indie-friendly than the Wii ever was.”
“There are people at Nintendo who know where innovative games come from,” he added. “And if you look at the launch lineup you can clearly see that those people have had a say in it. At the same time, the Wii U with its various controller configurations calls for experimental games of all kinds and Nintendo is always eager to have games make good use of its console's innovations.