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(03-28-2013, 12:20 AM)
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From Nintendo's GDC website:

The Nintendo Web Framework is a development environment based on WebKit technologies, supporting application development on the Wii U system using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS. It also supports the Wii U GamePad controller, Wii Remote controllers, and JavaScript extensions such as video playback. With the Nintendo Web Framework, development times will be reduced and Wii U applications can be easily developed using common Web technologies. Combining the handy Wii U GamePad, the TV screen, and the Internet, the potential exists for the services and games you are developing to progress by leaps and bounds.

A couple of tweets:

It looks really slick, and the editing tools have a publish button that sends the build right to Nintendo for approval

Nintendo's Wii U Web Framework talk was very interesting. HTML5/JavaScript applications can be easily created for/ported to Wii U.

Yeah, presentation focused on apps at first but then confirmed they want it to work for games as well.

Super Ubi Land is a HTML5 based game so this announcement of Nintendo Web Framework is amazing! Things should be a lot easier for porting...

Originally Posted by KillerTravis

Seems like you can port iOS games with the push of a finger using this free software:

Note: The conversion is actually done through Intel, not Nintendo.

Originally Posted by Oddduck

Nintendo put up a form for any developers interested in doing Wii U development with Unity, Javascript, or HTML5.

They'll contact you after GDC is over.

You can choose whether to make free, commercial, or web applications (or games) for Wii U.

Last edited by serplux; 03-28-2013 at 02:25 AM.