Pwnee Studios: Nintendo eShop ‘Pretty Smooth’ to Work With

Friday, March 1st, 2013

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Cloudberry Kingdom, Pwnee Studios' upcoming platformer

Pwnee Studios, in a recent interview with Aussie Gamer, has nothing but good things to say about Nintendo and their support for indie games on the eShop.

Pwnee is an indie studio whose members have been making their game, Cloudberry Kingdom, for the last 4 years. Cloudberry Kingdom is a 2D platformer with an interesting premise: essentially, they are creating a platformer with AI-generated levels, which will allow for an infinite amount of levels. It’s a cool idea, and according to Pwnee, Nintendo agreed.

“In terms of getting the game onto the eShop, it has gone pretty smoothly,” says Pwnee co-founder TJ Lutz. “We presented the game to Nintendo, they liked it, and they said we should go onto the eShop. All we had to do was agree!”

It’s definitely heartening to see Nintendo embracing indie developers—and this is far from the first time we’ve heard them say this. Gunman Clive developer Bertil Hörberg has been very vocal that working with Nintendo has been both profitable and easy. And from what we’ve heard, Nintendo has been really focused on getting new, unique games onto the Wii U eShop. Only time will tell if the strategy will pay off for them, but I certainly think it’s a good move.

For more on Pwnee Studios, check out the rest of the interview at Aussie Gamer or visit the Pwnee Studios website and development blog. Cloudberry Kingdom is being developed for the Wii U, as well as the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC.

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About Daniel Gulyas

Daniel is a third year business student from Texas who got his start in JRPGs with Final Fantasy 8 and has loved them ever since. His three biggest passions are video games, technology and baseball, with anime being a growing fourth. He occasionally Let's Plays on the side as a hobby.




  • I’m pretty hopeful about the indie presence on the eShop, it’s been pretty steady since launch and with luck that will keep going.