Nintendo Life has just posted an article that asked six indie developers that have had close ties with Nintendo in the past (Nindies) some questions about the Nintendo Switch. You can read the full article here, but what stood out to me is that all six of them are planning to or already have games in development for Nintendo’s new console.
The companies are: Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight), Image & Form (SteamWorld Heist), Engine Software (Gunslugs 2), Drinkbox Studios (Severed), Choice Provisions (Runner 2), Atooi (Chicken Wiggle), and Shin’en Multimedia (FAST Racing NEO). It’s unclear if the games in development are ports of games already released or brand new efforts.
When asked if they hope to support the Nintendo Switch in the future they answered:
David D’Angelo (Yacht Club Games): Of course!
Ivo Wubbels (Engine Software): As I said, we are already working on the platform, and yes I do hope to support Switch for a long time.
Graham Smith (Drinkbox Studios): Yes, we do hope to support the Switch with our games in the future.
Dant Rambo (Choice Provisions): We absolutely hope to! We got our start with the BIT.TRIP series on WiiWare, and we plan to continue to bring our games to Nintendo platforms. We’re not ashamed to admit we’re huge Nintendo fanboys and girls over here.
Jools Watsham (Atooi): Yes.
Manfred Linzner (Shin’en Multimedia): We’ve already been working on games for the Nintendo Switch for quite some time.
It’s great to see more companies hop on the Switch bandwagon! I can’t wait to see some game announcements.
[Source: Nintendo Life]