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WiiWare will allow anyone to create their own Wii games

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jun 2007 15:59 User comments (18)

WiiWare will allow anyone to create their own Wii games A new Nintendo initiative, called WiiWare in the US and Wii Software in Europe will allow any developer in the world to produce new downloadable Wii games to be sold through the Wii Shop Channel.
"Wii Software provides developers with big ideas - rather than big budgets - an easy and very accessible way to create new games and bring them to the marketplace," European marketing director Laurent Fischer explained.

Fischer also added that the service would also offer "great additional value for Wii owners who will be able to download fresh new games."

Users can pay for the the games using Wii Points when the first titles launch in early 2008.

When the Wii was first announced, Nintendo said it intended the Wii Shop to host original downloadable games but so far only "Virtual Console" games have been available.

The Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 already support new game downloads but Nintendo hopes the unique motion-sensing control options of the Wii will give developers more fire to produce interesting software that cannot be found on its rival consoles.

Source:
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18 user comments

127.6.2007 16:20

Leave it to nintendo to think of another ingenious marketing scheme

227.6.2007 18:52

I would love to read the updates of what is goingto be created for this new feature. Well done Nintendo.

327.6.2007 22:25

nice to see nintendo thinking of new ideas....but didnt microsoft do something like this where u can make ur own games an something similar i'm not a crazy fan boy but i coulda swore xbox was suppose to have something similar awhile back but never saw anything about it after.....oh well at least someones puttin it to use

427.6.2007 23:04

Haha, sounds a lot like Sony's "Game 3.0" thing they've got going. The whole, user-created content thing.

528.6.2007 0:46

Originally posted by b18bek9:
nice to see nintendo thinking of new ideas....but didnt microsoft do something like this where u can make ur own games an something similar i'm not a crazy fan boy but i coulda swore xbox was suppose to have something similar awhile back but never saw anything about it after.....oh well at least someones puttin it to use

That is correct, people pay MS even more money for some kind of kit the user makes something and if its any good MS stick it on LIVE and charge for it. SCREW THAT!!! Nin are doing the exact same thing as their competition which I thought was something they were trying to avoid.
Im not sure what ended up happening to MS's service though, didnt hear any definites about it.

628.6.2007 7:39

Now I can fulfill my dreams =)

728.6.2007 8:15

Expect to see a LOT of Jedi Knight/lightsaber-type clones. ;)

828.6.2007 20:41

Ah whay to go nintendo this may be to catch up to the copatition but dont forget nentindo is creativity vs horsepower And they know there is a great amount of creativity in the world wether it will have price tag or not dosnt matter if it does have a price tage and it dosnt work out nintendo will probly make a free cut down version.
Nintendo knows what there doing and this will add to the fanbase.

This proaply dosent go here but what teh heck Anyone ever seen Rom sites being sued by nintendo Ive never seen it. Any one seen $ony or Micro$oft Sue the heck oota of people who put there games up on public sites Yes i have.. but nintendo has never been about lets squees peoples wallets for what its worth they make fun creative games..And people like that.. No im not a fanboy i own a Wii A Xbox 360 And a psp

929.6.2007 11:51
dorkydork
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haha way to go nintendo!

i will tell you their secret. they listen to their customers. the listen to kids playing their console everyday. they decided to make their customers happy rather than their pockets and they got both.

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1029.6.2007 13:12

what an awesome idea!

1129.6.2007 17:01

Quote:
That is correct, people pay MS even more money for some kind of kit the user makes something and if its any good MS stick it on LIVE and charge for it. SCREW THAT!!! Nin are doing the exact same thing as their competition which I thought was something they were trying to avoid.
Im not sure what ended up happening to MS's service though, didnt hear any definites about it.
Not quite true.
The xbox 360 XNA express is free.

[url=http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/xna/aa937795.aspx][/url]

1230.6.2007 17:23
diableria
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i want violent video games, like beating people down with that wii controller

1330.6.2007 17:39

Originally posted by diableria:
i want violent video games, like beating people down with that wii controller
I have a feeling Nintendo did not make the Wii with that intention i think they made it to get the young up and coming console players age group 5-15 and then they can make their own mind up for themselves.

I feel its a family based console good holsom family fun.

1430.6.2007 17:42
diableria
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Quote:
Originally posted by diableria:
i want violent video games, like beating people down with that wii controller
I have a feeling Nintendo did not make the Wii with that intention i think they made it to get the young up and coming console players age group 5-15 and then they can make their own mind up for themselves.

I feel its a family based console good holsom family fun.

what a dork

1530.6.2007 19:04

Quote:
[quote]
Originally posted by diableria:
i want violent video games, like beating people down with that wii controller
I have a feeling Nintendo did not make the Wii with that intention i think they made it to get the young up and coming console players age group 5-15 and then they can make their own mind up for themselves.

I feel its a family based console good holsom family fun.

what a dork[/quote]LOL!!! :D

161.7.2007 10:28

Originally posted by diableria:
i want violent video games, like beating people down with that wii controller
You are sick, go and look for counseling.
Either now or later in the county jail
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Jul 2007 @ 10:29

173.7.2007 11:40

PLz try and stay on topic people Thanks!

1811.8.2007 20:38

does anyone knows if nintendo wii will ever create a game of boxing where we can use the nun chuck and the controller as gloves. i know they made one but it comes out in the nintendo sports disc and it looks childish. i mean a version of boxing for us adults who love gaming but also wish to incoporate excercise while gaming too. PS2 came up with one with the eye toy but i want a game more less like fight night kind of will all the cool graphics and special effects. please reply or if anyone knows how to make sugestions to nintendo to create such a game. i love boxing and gaming too.

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