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Nintendo Is Sponsoring An Indie Game Exhibit At EMP


I lived in Seattle for several years and one of my favorite places to regularly visit was the

EMP museum. It’s an excellent blend of cool music & pop culture stuff in general, but also an excellent museum of nerd stuff. I cannot recommend it highly enough if you are ever in the Seattle area, and now Nintendo is giving people another pretty cool reason to visit the EMP, an exhibit that’s all about indie games.

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The Exhibit is named the Indie Game Revolution and will feature a rotating selection of titles, Shovel Knight & The Swapper are two specific indie titles that were mentioned and will be playable on Wii U hardware. The Exhibit will start on Nov. 8th. Here’s more from the press release:

"“Nintendo’s commitment to supporting games from independent developers has never been stronger,” said David Wharton, Nintendo of America’s director of Network Business Marketing. “EMP Museum is not only a wonderful venue to showcase this content, but also to dig deeper into the ways creative designers with great ideas continue to deliver their games to the public.”“EMP is extremely pleased and excited by Nintendo’s sponsorship of our upcoming exhibition,” says Patty Isacson Sabee, CEO + Director, EMP Museum. “Indie Game Revolution represents some of the most innovative and creative work in video games and we’re thrilled to see Nintendo’s continued support of the independent game development community.”"

Nintendo is generally seen as behind the times when it comes to embracing indie games, so this is a pretty cool thing for them to be doing. Now if I can just get someone to buy me a ticket to Seattle…


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