Two Tribes wanted Nintendo and Valve to work together to bring Toki Tori 2’s level editor to Wii U
Posted on October 10, 2013 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop | 0 Likes
Before shelving Toki Tori 2’s level editor on Wii U, Two Tribes looked into a number of different possibility in hopes of realizing the functionality. One of these was to have Nintendo and Valve working together, and it sounds like things progressed pretty far before the idea was ultimately scrapped.
Two Tribes’ Martijn Reuvers told Kotaku that the studio’s “dream was basically to let users create levels on whatever platform they’d prefer and that they would be able to share it through Steam Workshop.” Players on Wii U would be able to login to Steam, similar to how Portal handled things on the PlayStation 3.
Sadly, it wasn’t met to be. Reuvers explained, “”After doing a thorough technical check, we decided that in order to create a near seamless integration, we needed more functionality that was out of our control.”
“Our dream was basically to let users create levels on whatever platform they’d prefer and that they would be able to share it through Steam Workshop. So we came up with a proposal that would allow Wii U owners of Toki Tori 2+ to login to Steam, so that they could make use of that functionality. Kinda what Valve did with Portal on the PS3.”
“Nintendo and Valve reacted very positively and we had some calls and e-mails with both parties about this proposal.”
“After doing a thorough technical check, we decided that in order to create a near seamless integration, we needed more functionality that was out of our control. Unfortunately things like this take time and cannot be implemented overnight. So for Toki Tori 2+, it was too late at that point. However we still are in contact with them, so should things change, we’ll definitely revisit it again.”