Feb 13th, 2013

Wii U GDCNintendo will be present at the upcoming Game Developers Conference and will host two presentations for Wii U developers on how the get the most out of the new console. The two talks will focus on Wii U app development and on Miiverse. According to Nintendo’s description at GDC:

The first talk is called “Nintendo Wii U Application Development with HTML and JavaScript.”, and is described as “Nintendo senior software engineer Ryan Lynd will present a new way of rapidly developing Wii U applications that takes full advantage of unique Wii U features, while significantly reducing development times”

The second talk is called “Miiverse support from Your Games“, and will be hosted by Miiverse co-creator Mizuki Kiyoshi, which will “introduce how Miiverse makes it possible for your Wii U games to connect more players and to offer more enjoyable gaming experiences”.

Both talks will be free to all GDC attendees. You can find more about the talks here.

Nintendo has been much more open and supportive of third party developers this time around, especially when it comes to indie game developers. Indie developers have praised Nintendo and the Wii U over the past year, and more and more indie games are coming to the Wii U eShop.

On top of that, Nintendo has secured a lot of deals with third party software developers to bring their tools and game engines to the Wii U. Just last month, Nintendo announced that the GameBryo engine will be coming to the Wii U.

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  • HSN1

    It’s a good thing that Nintendo actually teaches developers to make developing for WiiU easier, it can bring a lot of support from them

  • This can be a really good thing…

  • Ryan House

    This is Awesome. Its about time Nintendo Helped out Third Parties 

    • TheLast

      Yep, in the past they just didn’t care, and pretty much gave them the finger.

  • Laud

    Lots of apps coming to the Wii U.

    Can’t wait for Crunchyroll. ūüėõ

  • ronaldco91

    Hmm, maybe Nintendo could give me a Development Software Kit since I’m a developer. .

    • andrewjcole

      You are? What kind of stuff do you develop?

      • ronaldco91

        Games, software, etc.

        • Gavn64

          2d stuff or more elaborate things?

        • andrewjcole

          Any examples of your work that I can look at? (PS: I’m a bit of an animator :D)

    • Guymelef

      well, you can start with Unity. it’s free and downloadable. the Wii U supports the Unity engine so that should be a good place to start.

  • Ewww¬† Javascript?? ¬†

    • It’s not java, it’s a type of coding. One of the easier ones to learn.

      • Justin Carlson

        Nobody said it was Java. Java != Javascript

    • Guymelef

      i hope you’re just trying to sound funny, otherwise you just sound dumb.

      over the years JavaScript has evolved into a beast of a web technology. from displaying simple pop-up messages, and displaying date and time, today JavaScript is lot more powerful than you think. if you must know, most web applications today implement JavaScript (and/or it’s different frameworks) one way or another. JavaScript is one of the trusted web scripting tools that can be easily integrated into other web technologies like PHP, ASP.NET, etc.¬†mobile application development can also be done using the power of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

      so really, the idea of using such standard technologies (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) is not really farfetched. just to note also, your next XBox which is rumored to be using the “Metro” interface of Windows 8, will also allow development of apps using those standard web technologies, integrated with MS’s own app dev tools.

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  • DemonRoach

    Too late, waaaaaaaaaay too late.  This stuff should of happened in 2012.

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  • Gavn64

    who is the other half in the miiverse creation partnership?