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Should Nintendo establish an Indie publishing division?

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In recent years, Major game publishers have established sub-divisions specializing in games from indie developers. Square Enix, Bandai Namco, and even EA have all jumped on the train. Nintendo's been pimping indie games as a major pillar of the Switch software library, and have published SFB Games' Snipperclips during the Switch's launch. However, what if Nintendo could take it a step further by building a separate division to publish and produce indie games. Having a dedicated Indie publishing division frees up some of Nintendo's resources that could go to other projects, plus it can also help further bolster Nintendo's annual Switch output, as well as further Nintendo's relationship with indie developers.



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How is that indie?



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kirby007 said:
How is that indie?

The developer still keeps their independence. Nintendo just provides the budget and creative guidance.



If it leads to the revival of the Art Style series, then I’m all for it...



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They kinda do that already, dont they?



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Sure, why not?



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TheMisterManGuy said:
kirby007 said:
How is that indie?

The developer still keeps their independence. Nintendo just provides the budget and creative guidance.

I didn't think it worked that way.



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Nautilus said:
They kinda do that already, dont they?

Yeah I'm not really sure what the point is here. They DO already publish indies - that's basically what the point of "Nindies" is.

Having a specific "Nindies" division would basically mean they're published under the Nindies publisher name instead of strictly as Nintendo, but I feel like that could potentially actually be a negative.



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thetonestarr said:
Nautilus said:
They kinda do that already, dont they?

Yeah I'm not really sure what the point is here. They DO already publish indies - that's basically what the point of "Nindies" is.

Having a specific "Nindies" division would basically mean they're published under the Nindies publisher name instead of strictly as Nintendo, but I feel like that could potentially actually be a negative.

Hmm, fair point. Guess it's a no from me too.



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thetonestarr said:
Nautilus said:
They kinda do that already, dont they?

Yeah I'm not really sure what the point is here. They DO already publish indies - that's basically what the point of "Nindies" is.

Having a specific "Nindies" division would basically mean they're published under the Nindies publisher name instead of strictly as Nintendo, but I feel like that could potentially actually be a negative.

Nindies doesn't publish games. It's just an umbrella term Nintendo uses for indie games on their platforms. What I'm suggesting is something like Devolver Digital, or Square Enix Collective, where they publish and produce games from indie studios who don't have the financial resources to self publish their own games.