Wii U plugin - Nintendo not responding?

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Post » Wed May 14, 2014 8:41 pm

Hello, I followed scirra's instructions as per how to apply to nintendo to get the Wii U plugin, I filled out nintendo's form, it's been about a month at least and they haven't responded to me or emailed me. Any idea why? What should I do?
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Post » Wed May 14, 2014 9:38 pm

They would like to see your games with "Quality" they would reply you, otherwise, they ignore games without "Quality"
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Post » Wed May 14, 2014 10:45 pm

This is the game I cited: http://biancagames.com/meloetta.htm

if they honestly don't think it has "quality", then I am really hurt. I was really happy with that game and several others liked it and anyone who thinks it's "bad" has poor tastes. Not to mention it's simply that person's opinion, given that not everyone thinks it's poor quality.
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Post » Wed May 14, 2014 10:57 pm

Some one recently posted that Nintendo called them. I asked about how long it took. Apx 3 months. Also others thankfully chimed in too. They will get back to you in apx 2 to 6 months.... I'm still waiting :|
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Post » Wed May 14, 2014 10:59 pm

DialgaBrite wrote:This is the game I cited: http://biancagames.com/meloetta.htm

if they honestly don't think it has "quality", then I am really hurt. I was really happy with that game and several others liked it and anyone who thinks it's "bad" has poor tastes. Not to mention it's simply that person's opinion, given that not everyone thinks it's poor quality.


No offense, this game contains "Pokemon" word in screenshot, they would definetly refuse due to copyright, you need to learn about legal.

Nintendo, is like dealing with a devil. I suggest you need to learn the advices from other developers who were accepted by Nintendo.
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Post » Wed May 14, 2014 11:01 pm

jayderyu wrote:Some one recently posted that Nintendo called them. I asked about how long it took. Apx 3 months. Also others thankfully chimed in too. They will get back to you in apx 2 to 6 months.... I'm still waiting :|


I am just going to go with this, and ignore the post below it. I have no desire to get into arguments about copyright. thank you for the explanation, jayderyu. :)
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Post » Wed May 14, 2014 11:05 pm

@DialgaBrite I know one thing that throws me off a bit on your game is the mix of vector and pixel graphics. Some sprites are pixel art, some have smooth gradients and solid fills. Some sprites look to have a bit of edging around them like they were cut out but some bordering pixels were missed. Not that it is a bad thing to mix them, just that it may throw them off if they are trying to judge it as retro style pixel art.

But I think a big one is probably the fact that you are using pokemon in your game. Nintendo owns pokemon trademark, copyright, etc... and protect it very forcefully. One of my friends left Microsoft to go be the lawyer for their pokemon group. I highly doubt they are going to allow someone to publish a pokemon game on their system. Regardless of if you want to talk about it or not, they own and protect it. They are not going to let someone else try to make money off of their IP.
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Post » Wed May 14, 2014 11:17 pm

BluePhaze wrote:@DialgaBrite I know one thing that throws me off a bit on your game is the mix of vector and pixel graphics. Some sprites are pixel art, some have smooth gradients and solid fills. Some sprites look to have a bit of edging around them like they were cut out but some bordering pixels were missed. Not that it is a bad thing to mix them, just that it may throw them off if they are trying to judge it as retro style pixel art.

But I think a big one is probably the fact that you are using pokemon in your game. Nintendo owns pokemon trademark, copyright, etc... and protect it very forcefully. One of my friends left Microsoft to go be the lawyer for their pokemon group. I highly doubt they are going to allow someone to publish a pokemon game on their system. Regardless of if you want to talk about it or not, they own and protect it. They are not going to let someone else try to make money off of their IP.



Wait a minute here... when did I ever say I would try to make money? All my games will be completely free. I just want them to be playable on the wii u. so many people ASSUME I want to make money on a professional level and it's getting really annoying.

With that said, I want people to stop talking about it. I really wish people would stop saying things that I feel the need to respond to, despite not wanting to. I am going to wait several more months for nintendo to contact me, like jayderyu said, and in the meanwhile, I do not want to discuss copyright with any member of the scirra forum. AT ALL. If you comment on it further, your comment will not be welcome, and I will be very unhappy. my mom advises me that since it is a touchy subject, I should not get into arguments about it with people online. I try really really hard to take her advice, but it is really hard for me to when other people bring it up FIRST. So please. Not another peep about it, kay?
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Post » Thu May 15, 2014 12:11 am

Nintendo takes awhile to respond. As in, a few months. The quality of the game is not relevant, you'll get some kind of response either way - there are actual human beings who read the submission emails.

That being said, if you're using any copyrighted materials in your game, they won't allow you to publish it on their platform, free or not. Doing so would open Nintendo up to the same potential lawsuits the creators of ANY game using someone else's intellectual property without permission could be faced with. Even if you're not worried about protecting yourself, you can bet on them being worried about protecting themselves from any legal action. Your personal feelings don't really enter into the equation, and if you think they should, you may be too young to qualify for their Developer Program.
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Post » Thu May 15, 2014 1:38 am

DialgaBrite, you need to realize some things. I say this out of an attempt to help you.

First of all, you need to learn to not get so upset so easily. This is a very, very important life skill. I understand it's difficult and takes work. There are many things in the world that are upsetting. People will say things you don't want to hear. Learning to remain calm and not get so upset will help you in many ways. Even though it hurts to hear, there is often even something to be learned from someone saying something you perceive as rude. Be like the Buddha under the tree - calm and still in the face of a raging emotional storm.

A direct example of when you will need such a skill is this topic. Your game will not be accepted by Nintendo. Period. Why? I could not tell you because you don't want to hear it, but that won't change the outcome, and will simply delay your disappointment and waste your time.

The reason is copyright.

You can bury your head in the sand or cover your ears, try to silence people saying what you don't want to hear, it won't make any difference. It doesn't matter that you don't want to charge for your games. It doesn't matter what you think of copyright. It doesn't matter if people get away with making fan games on the internet.

Copyright is a real thing, and if Nintendo put your game on their system they could get very real lawsuits thrown at them which would at best require taking your game off their system and at worst require boatloads of money to deal with and hurt their image. You are simply not getting a game using someone else's ip on their system. Same with playstation and xbox.

I'm not trying to be harsh - I'm trying to point out the reality of the situation. Billions of dollars are thrown around as a result of copyright. Companies care about it. A lot. So much so that even if you were the president or prime minister you probably couldn't do anything about it.

Ignoring it will not do you any good. Hiding from truth and reality and denying it will not help you. It will only continually disappoint and frustrate you. The reason copyright is a touchy subject is your response to it. Because you don't want to accept it. The harder you deny it and push it away, the more it will upset you. Denying reality is not a path you want to take as it will only hinder you.

The truth can be disappointing, or hurt. It can also set you free. Either way, denying it is nothing more than lying to yourself.

You can become wise and strong. Disappointments are a part of life, as is learning how to deal with them gracefully.

Calmness. Honesty. Grace.
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