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Wii U is more 'indie-friendly than the Wii ever was,' says Chasing Aurora developer

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While Nintendo has yet to provide many details on the Wii U's online service and eShop, an indie studio working on a downloadable Wii U title says the console's unique feature set is conducive to the development of experimental games.

In an interview with the Official Nintendo Magazine, Martin Pichlmair of Vienna-based Broken Rules did not specifically discuss the eShop, but said that Nintendo is "doing everything to make this console much more open, social and indie-friendly than the Wii ever was." He added, "The Wii U with its various controller configurations calls for experimental games of all kinds, and Nintendo is always eager to have games make good use of its console's innovations."

Broken Rules launched its platformer And Yet It Moves on WiiWare in 2010, and is currently developing Chasing Aurora for the Wii U's eShop. Chasing Aurora, which Broken Rules calls "an explorative 2D aerial action game about the dream of flight," includes a multiplayer mode in which one person plays on the Wii U GamePad while the rest play on other controllers.

The studio aims to have Chasing Aurora ready for the Wii U's launch in November. Check out a teaser trailer below.

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