Nintendo has experienced an amazing turnaround in the indie scene within the span of just a few years.
No one will forget how atrocious the Wii Shop Channel was. Developers were forced to put up with limits, the store itself was limited, and at the time, Nintendo maintained an overall poor image with smaller studios.
That has all changed with the 3DS and Wii U eShops. Even a developer like Vblank Entertainment – a studio that will release the last high-profile Wii Shop Channel game in Retro City Rampage – has a high opinion of Nintendo when it comes to indies.
In a tweet yesterday, Vlbank’s Brian Provinciano wrote:
@flamedragon_ Nintendo’s great to work with. Both Sony and Nintendo are welcoming to indies.
— Brian Provinciano (@BriProv) February 26, 2013