Nintendo Introduces WiiWare
Nintendo Co. has introduced a new tool called WiiWare that will allow independent game developers to create and sell downloadable games for the Wii video game console, according to a story by the Associated Press. This new content will be available on Wii Shop for gamers in early 2008.
President of Nintento of America Reggie Fils-Aime told the AP that this is an opportunity for “Independent developers armed with small budgets and big ideas . . . to get their personal games into the marketplace to see if we can find the next smash hit.”
Similarly, Microsoft Corp. allows independent developers to use XNA Game Studio tools to create their own software for the Xbox 360.