Today’s Indie news: pricing revealed for Chicken Wiggle, but also…
- A Year in Development
- Hive Jump
Chicken Wiggle will be released on Nintendo 3DS in Q1 2017 (if everything goes well). Wondering how much it will cost? $10… most likely $9.99!
Chicken Wiggle will be $10 on 3DS. How would you like it priced on the @AppStore?
— Jools Watsham (@JoolsWatsham) January 3, 2017
A Year in Development
Year in Development is a series of interviews by NintendoLife, where various Nindies talk about the past year, their plans for the new year, and more. Here’s those they published for 2016:
- A Year in Development – A Letter from 13AM Games
- A Year in Development – Jools Watsham on the Journey From Renegade Kid to Atooi
- A Year in Development – Drinkbox Studios on Finding a Cutting Edge with Severed
- A Year in Development – Yacht Club Games on Digging In With Shovel Knight
- A Year in Development – 3Souls and the Debut of a New Nindie
- A Year in Development – CIRCLE Entertainment Reflects on 2016 and Indie Challenges
Back in December, Graphite Labs announced that the PC version of Hive Jump would be released on January 18th, and the Wii U version would follow at a later date. If everything goes well, this version should be released in early 2017 (so most likely in Q1 2017). Another engineer was even added to the Wii U development team, to speed things up a bit.
As of writing, the team was focused on optimisation, with the physics calculations causing the biggest hits. What about the GamePad mini-map? It was in a demonstrable state, but it needed some optimization in order to be fully featured and running smoothly. Finally, they also had to take care of some input bugs.
Oh, and if you’re wondering whether the team changed their mind since then, and are now planning to release the game on the Nintendo Switch instead, the answer is… no! The game is still planned for a Wii U release:
still coming to Wii U.
— Hive Jump (@Hivejump) January 4, 2017
Source: Graphite Lab (Kickstarter)
Yesterday, Ratalaika Games sent the Nintendo 3DS version of Plantera to Nintendo for lotcheck. And today, they sent the Wii U version to QA. Once they’re done with that, they will start working on the update for Defend Your Crypt.
— Ratalaika Games #IndieXmas2018 (@RatalaikaGames) January 4, 2017