Nintendo merges developer programmes into single portal to attract indies

Creators of all sizes and at all levels of experience welcome to register for a Developer ID, platform holder insists
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Nintendo has revamped its developer programmes to make it easier for smaller start-ups to start building for its platforms.

The new Nintendo developer portal is essentially the company’s previous systems for registration and publishing via the eShop merged into one.

Studios from around the world can sign up and access development tools and resources, before submitting their game for sale on the eShop platform.

The tools span environments including HTML5, Unity and C++.

The site highlights the ease of getting involved for smaller teams and newcomers, insisting: “Nintendo welcomes developers of all sizes.

“We're here to help you regardless of your level of experience in game development.”

To obtain a Nintendo Developer ID, creators must provide some basic information – personal details are sufficient for individuals, while bigger teams will have to submit company information.

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