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How do I get rights to an game?

You find out who currently owns the IP and you make them an offer. It's that simple, but... First complication is that the owner of an IP is not necessarily the same as the developer, who in turn is ...
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Can I develop indie games for GameCube?

Just like when you make games for Windows you use the Windows SDK (DirectX, etc.), or other similar SDKs that work for Windows, if you want to make games for the GameCube, you will need to use the ...
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How to get access to Nintendo Switch development environment?

My understanding is that you need to register with Nintendo as a developer: Register for access to Nintendo developer tools and resources to create and publish games and applications for current ...
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Do I need the dev kit in order to release for Wii U?

Nintendo has now opened up for small firms, and even individuals to get access to not only the official SDK, but also developer kits. You can check it out at developer.nintendo.com.
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SmileBASIC sample programs source

The programs are not stored individually as files on the SD Card, they are stored in the game's extended save data.
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SNES development: why bitplanes get scrambled?

When coding in assembly, it can be easy to mix up your data format. In this particular case, the assembly code is expecting the .pal and ...
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Can you make a Unity game for the Nintendo Switch for free without actually uploading it to the EShop?

Officially, you could do this after successfully applying for the closed console platform by becoming a registered Nintendo developer. As part of the typical testing & development cycle, you would ...
Pikalek's user avatar
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How do I port a game made with Scratch, Pygame, or JavaScript to the Switch?

Searching for Scratch on Switch turns up this this list of officially rejected suggestions: 2.7 Scratch for video game consoles The Scratch Team does not have the resources to put a Scratch editor ...
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Devkitpro msys errors

The msys2 issue could be solved by updating your key stores: ...
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Can I develop indie games for GameCube?

In terms of how to run homebrew games on a retail GameCube, you'd need to work around GameCube's proprietary disc authentication. It isn't digital signatures, it is creating specific errors in ...
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Hardware for testing Mapper 30 NES homebrews

I have KrzysioCart with mapper 30 support and it plays fine. I have an old version with that special feature (not every KC version has it)... however, there is a new release of KrzysioCart with ...
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How does someone go about selling a game or making a royalties deal with Nintendo(or Pokemon Company)?

With regard to other people's IP (intellectual property), it's almost always a "don't call us, we'll call you" situation. Most companies like to keep their IP in-house, or hand-pick the studios they ...
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What's in Nintendo's "Dev Interface?"

The following is my understanding of the NDI based on the sources linked below. The NDI, is a client software that will allow the user to connect to Nintendo servers to download SDKs, samples, ...
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