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Announcing Construct 2 support for Wii U

by Ashley | 20th, January 2014

Scirra are proud to officially announce upcoming support for Nintendo’s Wii U™ system. Nintendo-authorised developers will be able to create and self-publish games on the Nintendo eShop using Construct 2, the leading HTML5 game creation tool. This is a tremendously exciting step towards making game development for major consoles faster, easier and available to a wider audience of developers than ever before. It's also a sign of the strength of HTML5 as a console-grade game development platform and the cross-platform breadth of web technologies.

Construct 2 takes advantage of the Nintendo Web Framework (https://wiiu-developers.nintendo.com/) enabling both new and existing games to easily port to Wii U, taking advantage of Construct 2's unrivalled high-performance and feature-rich HTML5 2D game engine. Engineering work is currently being done to make sure everything is running smoothly, and an initial release of Construct 2 with Wii U support will be made available to authorised developers soon.

Developers will need to become Nintendo Authorised Developers before being able to use Construct 2's new Wii U support. Developers can apply to become authorised developers at https://wiiu-developers.nintendo.com/signup/. Please note that a Wii U development kit will be necessary to test your game works with the Wii U system before publishing. Developers will also need at least a Construct 2 Personal license (or Business license where necessary) to export for Wii U. Licenses can be purchased from the Scirra Store (https://www.scirra.com/store/construct-2).

The Wii U will be the fifteenth platform supported by Construct 2, and Scirra will continue their mission of making game development fast, easy and accessible at a low cost with a high-quality game editor and cross-platform engine. Continuing our policy of "all platforms for one price", Wii U support will also be made available to all existing Construct 2 license owners at no extra charge.

Wii U is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2012 Nintendo.

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CandyFace 3,268 rep

Fantastic news!

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 4:56:02 PM
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sqiddster 32.7k rep

Sweet, but do you know when we will get info about features and performance - e.g. WebGL, Web Audio API, etc ?

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 4:56:32 PM
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PixelAmp 4,487 rep

This is great news! Thanks for getting that implemented guys!

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 4:56:55 PM
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Dzaky Alkaff 2,153 rep

Fascinating! :D

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 4:57:13 PM
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andreyin 28.2k rep

Awesome!! Thanks so much! :D

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 4:57:19 PM
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Kyatric 70.8k rep

Congratulations and thanks.

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 4:57:55 PM
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newt 110.8k rep

Tldr: Wii U? Yes, C2 4 U.

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 4:59:54 PM
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tyfricko 6,585 rep

Guys you're AMAZING!!

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:00:18 PM
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Softloulou 2,075 rep

Holy Moly ! Fantastic news ! And Congrats Scirra.

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:02:07 PM
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russpuppy 8,981 rep

awesome news! now to get approved as a Wii U developer...

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:03:09 PM
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Nutzaboutpoker 4,574 rep

As an approved Wii U developer, I thank you for getting this together so quickly. I look forward to adding some more advanced Wii U features in a future update to BLOK DROP U. :)

-Mike

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:10:24 PM
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Daggio 5,331 rep

this is totally great! I've been wanting to make games on Wii U, and now you guys make it possible! Now, to get approved as a nintendo developer....

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:15:26 PM
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SuperMoi 2,795 rep

Ohh yeahhh !!!

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:23:33 PM
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Beaverlicious 9,978 rep

Is everybody ready for the "Super Beav Bros" ?^^

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:26:39 PM
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elafreat 3,330 rep

Awesome news!

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:28:40 PM

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