Discussing Everything #3 – full replay

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Update: Now over, but the full replay can be found below. I greatly appreciate those who joined and chatted with us!


This week’s Discussing Everything will begin at 4 PM ET / 1 PM PT as usual. We’ll be talking about the latest news, including the Smash Bros. Wii U leak on Amazon and plenty more! You’ll also have the chance to submit any random questions/comments towards the end of today’s event.

Note that you can log in with Facebook/Twitter, but these are optional. You can choose a random username as well!

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[Developer Musings] Oozing Integrity; three game developers reminisce on the man that gave indies a spot with Nintendo

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It’s been quite some time since Dan Adelman left Nintendo for greener pastures in the independent space (he “helps indies with the business stuff” now, according to his Twitter bio), but it does appear that he left something of a legacy behind with him through the games he helped release on WiiWare and the Nintendo eShops. World of Goo — perhaps the single most notable WiiWare game ever released — was released digitally almost entirely because of his appeals, and the recent release Shovel Knight came out as a Nintendo-focused game initially due to his support.

As sort of a tribute to these developers, this nice man, and the games that they, together, helped give us, we asked a few folks that Dan worked with over the years to talk about what he did and how he helped them get their games out. If you’ve ever wanted to know some of what goes on behind-the-scenes between platform holders and developers, there’s quite a bit worth reading down below.

(Unsure as to what Developer Musings is about? Check out our first entry here for an explanation.)

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[Weekly Screenshot] Paper Monsters Recut #3 – Rickety Old Minecarts

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Hey… wait a second… Isn’t Paper Monsters Recut out on the Wii U eShop this week? Why are we still sitting around here talking about screenshots when we could all just go buy the game for the low low price of $7.99!? Lord knows I can’t explain it. But either way, we have another screenshot from the game for you showcasing some of the darker underground levels of the game. Check out what Mobot Studios has to say about it below:

In Paper Monsters Recut, you’ll spend time fighting your way through a number of bright outdoor levels in Paperland, but we’ve also tried to more variety for Wii U as well, and this darker atmospheric mine level is a good example. You’ll encounter some different bad guys when you venture underground, and change up the gameplay with a fun ride on this rickety old minecart. We hope you’ll enjoy it!

 

[Weekly Screen] Paper Monsters Recut #2 – Space Pterodactyls (It doesn’t need to make sense)

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This week’s exclusive indie-game screenshot from upcoming Wii U platformer Paper Monsters Recut shows off something that, according to the laws of physics as discovered by Newton, Einstein, and their comrades, shouldn’t exist! This is a video game though, so that doesn’t matter too much. I’ll let our friend at Mobot Studios explain what you’re seeing above, because they’re actually working on the game:

Paper Monsters Recut is our take on a classic 2D platformer, but our new space levels change the gameplay up a bit with a cool jetpack and laser bolt powerup, for epic space battles! You’ll also face different enemies in space from the ones you’ll find in Paperland, such as the flying Pterry and the mini Twirkle shown here.

The other thing we wanted to highlight with this screenshot was how the GamePad is used (which you can see in the lower right hand corner). Different powerups work differently, and the gamepad will always display the current powerup’s controls for quick reference based on what type of level you’re playing. Of course if you are in Off-TV play on the GamePad you can always reference this by hitting pause, but we think it’s pretty handy to have it at a glance.