Fuzzy Wuzzy Games Inc. recently became official Nintendo Developers. This means that Armillo is going to land on the Wii U eShop! We've also started porting the game over to Unity and giving it better visuals in the process.
Posted by knightSquared on Jan 21st, 2013
An exciting time it is for the development of our game, Armillo: The Parallel Universe Mystery, as we announce its release for the Nintendo Wii U eShop as Fuzzy Wuzzy Games is now an official licensed Nintendo Developer.
Armillo is a 3D action puzzle platformer where you roll around a space armadillo named Armillo. He has the following primary actions: roll, jump, and boost. The game is designed around the concept of an obstacle course, so you are constantly being bombarded by various mechanics and challenges. In this game, Armillo discovers a Parallel Universe and needs to solve the mystery of its existance.
So let's sit around the campfire and let us tell you our story on how we ended up on the Wii U eShop. At one point, we were contacted by press member Emily Rogers, telling us on how our game would be well suited for the Wii U eShop. That happened after she noticed one of our postings talking about how our submission to get our game released for the XBLA didn't work out. Since our game was built on XNA, which is Microsoft's SDK for developing games for Xbox Live Indie Games, we weren't sure how we were going to get it to the Wii U. That is until Emily pointed us to Unity of which we then remembered will gain support for the Wii U. So in the past month, Emily had helped us get in contact with Dan Adelman of Nintendo, and Dan helped us with the approval process.
Our experience so far working with Nintendo has been really positive. With the release of the Wii U eShop, their efforts to accommodate Indie developers is top notch. Our team at Fuzzy Wuzzy Games is very excited to get to release this game on this excellent Nintendo console as this game itself holds a lot of influences from various Nintendo games. We've seen everything from XBLA to Steam Greenlight, but Nintendo is easily the most indie friendly at the moment.
At this point, there is no current set release date for this game. We will announce the date as we get closer to completion as we would like to develop this game to as good as possible. We have also been busy working on porting our game to Unity. What you see in our most recent videos is an XNA build of the game. At this point, we would even say that our Unity port is looking a lot nicer than our
XNA build with improved visual effects, a rewritten pseudo 3D menu system, visual
shaders, and dynamic weather effects. Expect visual improvements when the final game hits the Wii U eShop.
We also want to give a big shout-out to Emily Rogers for reaching out, supporting us, and helping to make this possible. And a big shout-out to Dan Adelman of Nintendo for helping us out with the approval process! We can't stress enough how helpful Dan Adelman and the eShop team have been for indie studios like us.
Fuzzy Wuzzy Games Inc. is an interactive online entertainment company founded in 2011 by a group of passionate gaming professionals who have worked together for over 6 years and have been involved in developing titles for companies such as Electronic Arts and Radical Entertainment.