Monday, February 10, 2014

Introducing AE Games


AE Games is a brand new game developer, based in North Carolina. Our desire is to create great games designed around Nintendo systems, starting with the Wii U. Instead of treating the system as an afterthought like many developers/publishers have, it is going to be our focus.

What has been the picture of third party support on the Wii U? It seems that late DLC, no DLC, missing modes, and selling last year's game as this year's, has been the way to go. Then follow that up with trying to justify poor sales by blaming consumers (or, even Nintendo)?

There are examples of publisher support that shouldn't be forgotten, wonderfully terrible examples in our opinion, like a publisher releasing one game on the Wii U for $60, but selling a trilogy of that game series on the other consoles for the same price. Or, releasing the exact same game on all consoles at the same time, but pricing the Wii U version nearly 70% more than the other versions. Or, now even more recently, delaying only the Wii U version of a game that was already previously announced.

Not only was/is this actively sabotaging Wii U sales of those games by the publishers in our opinion, but it was apparently assuming most Wii U owners in 2012 and 2013 would be ignorant of those facts (we guess?), or not care about them?

We are tired of hearing excuses from so many third party developers and publishers in regards to supporting the Wii U. We think it's a shame so many third party developers and publishers have provided excuses for not supporting the system, instead of providing examples. There's really only one way to dice some third party support of Nintendo systems: can't never could, and never will.

But, if you own a Wii U, you likely know that there have been some developers that have really taken their time in developing Wii U games (and versions of Wii U games), to show the system's strengths. We hope to become a part of the developers that have shown how to make games better, with the Wii U.

While the foundation of the company has started in North Carolina, we will be using talent from around the world to hopefully bring great games to the Wii U (and hopefully, other Nintendo systems). We will be revealing our very first game in development for the Wii U, this Friday! Will you be hit by one of Cupid's arrows when you see it, and fall in love with the idea behind it? We hope so!

43 comments:

  1. I'm excited to see your new project, Friday can't come fast enough

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  2. Really looking forward to hearing about your new project for the Wii U. Love the positive vibes.

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  3. I'm excited for the desire to bring some much needed love to the Wii U. We are waiting with baited breaths to see what you guys will be announcing on Friday

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  4. Love the supportive attitude, will be keeping an eye on this

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  5. I'm really excited of what you can do guys! WiiU hardware has nice hardware specs and a hidden potential you can take advantag. Way to go!!!

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  6. Right on! I'm looking forward to seeing the quality of AE's works/ideas! I'm already in love with the name! ;) Very clever!

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  7. please dont be like high voltage software! by that i mean saying all the right things but hugely failing to deliver. excited for friday!

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  8. We WILL get to see a game, right? This entire thing seems just a little... suspicious. I'm calling iit a hoax for now.

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  9. I can't seem to find their Facebook page yet.

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  10. Who are you guys? What games have you made before? What companies has your worked for in the past? Where did you file your Corporation or LLC license?

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  11. Looking forward to see what´s under their sleeve. Nevertheless, great speach and hope there is enough talented and brave indies and reliable developers that believe in Nintendo´s Wii U since traditional companies are just too afraid to invest in the system now. As for the users please do not leve great games like Wonderful 101 and surely Bayonetta 2 unattended, with 5 million and counting of Wii U´s I can belive those games do not reach at least a couple of millions, C´mon!!

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  12. hope this is legit im ready to throw down for this effort

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  13. A new hope has arisen, long live Nintendo and the Wii U! You guys hit all the issues right on the head, glad we finally have a developer speeking up and not sitting by like the rest just because they see other devs. not making games for Nintendo.

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  14. So true, Wii U is a great console...... thanks for your support, i'll wait and see what you guys have to show :)

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  15. This is what I call a pipe bomb!

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  16. I wish you guys the best of luck! I hope you all become filthy rich but never become sell outs

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  17. So no one in their company has ever developed a game, ever? None of them have any previous experience making games?

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    1. You don't belong here. They are a new company with eyes on the Wii U hardware, they (AE) deserve a chance to prove themselves.

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  18. Y'all (AE) are awesome! I will bring that type of energy to your games that y'all bring to the Nintendo Wii U. Don't hesitate to reach out to Nintendo to get the most from their hardware. Y'all are awesome!

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  19. That's how everyone starts...Everyone has to have a 1st game, even Miyamoto with Mario and such.

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  20. Miyamotos first game was Donkey Kong.

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  21. Too true. This self fulfilling cycle of weak support garnering weak sales justifying weak support is completely bogus, tired and old. Everyone sees through it, glad someone is willing to call it what it is and go against it.


    Looking forward to seeing what you've got.

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  22. So far it sounds good! i wish the best of this company. I wouldn't mind working for an ambitious bunch like this. Mostly because i fully agree with them.

    But it still depends on what kind of game they are planning to deliver to the Wii U, saying such big words but come out with something that's (i hate saying the word dinky but...) too dinky to hold merit to what they said to be of much worth.

    only time will tell

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  23. I will buy your game just based on your page. As a wii u owner since x-mas 2012 I can say one thing, u r keeping in real with your post.

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  24. Mario was in it...Just as "Jump Man"

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  25. I'm pretty excited to see what type of game you guys are developing for Wii U,and for sure you have my support all the way,heck i'll even donate money if needed,as long as you guys keep supporting the Wii U

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  26. can i pre-order your game friday??? cause i will lol some reason i have to posr as guest

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    1. Don't you have something else to do but troll.

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    2. Who's trolling who here I'm excited but impatient. Let's see the game already.

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  27. You guys are really buying this garbage? You're getting trolled.

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  28. No I'm buying the game day one.....

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  29. WHERE IS THE GAME!? I've been waiting all day!!

    Are you going to have to add "Developers that say they're all for Wii U but don't actually do anything " to your list of things 3rd parties do? :(

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  30. They're former devs making a new company

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