What’s that? It’s time for another instalment of An Ode to Wii U, our interview series, which sees us talking to indie developers to see what they thought of the Wii U? Sounds good to me!
Answering our 3 questions today is Mikael Forslind of Zoink Games, one of the first European indie game developers to divulge that they are in fact working on a game for the Nintendo Switch. So without further ado, it’s time to see what he thinks of Nintendo’s current home console:
“I really enjoyed my Wii U and I still do:”
Miketendo64: “Most call it a failure and some call it a console they love, but as a gamer, a fan and a developer, what do you think of the Wii U?”
Mikael Forslind: “I really enjoyed my Wii U and I still do. Ever since I got a job in the industry I’ve noticed I play less and less video games but I have some great memories playing on my Wii U. Especially local co-op with my wife and games like Yoshi’s Woolly World. One of my fondest memories was finishing Donkey Kong Country Returns co-op with a friend. That game is amazing!”
“Nintendo is truly great to work With:”
Miketendo64: “What was it like to develop for?”
Mikael Forslind: “It was good, we released our previous game Stick it to The Man back in 2014 which was really appreciated. Unfortunately due to circumstances we never got to release our latest game Zombie Vikings. Since I’m not a programmer I can’t comment on how the actual development process was but from a publishing perspective Nintendo is truly great to work with.”
“For me, the Wii U is my first Choice:”
Miketendo64: “How did you find the Wii U in comparison to its competition and the 3DS?”
Mikael Forslind: “Never been a fan of hand-held gaming actually. I remember loving my Game Boy back in the day but that was the last portable console I played actively on. I do have a 3DS though, but when I take some time to play video games it’s always on my sofa in front of the TV. So for me, the Wii U is my first choice.”
As always, we’d like to take this moment to publically give our thanks to Mikael for being a good sport and answering our questions, it’s much appreciated.
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This post was written by Solid Jack