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Nintendo seeking out indies at GDC Europe this month

Nintendo will focus on independent developers and highlight the Wii U's self-publishing capabilities at GDC Europe this month, according to a press release from Nintendo Europe today.

Nintendo will have staff on-hand in Cologne, Germany to teach developers about self-publishing on the Nintendo eShop. Attendees can learn about developing for the Wii U with HTML and JavaScript through the Nintendo Web Framework from 1-2 p.m. local time Aug 19. They can also learn about developing with Unity and the publishing process from 1-2 p.m. local time Aug. 20. Nintendo and Unity Technologies announced a partnership that allows Wii U developers to use the mutli-platform development software last September. The Nintendo-sponsored sessions were revealed earlier this year.

"Nintendo is giving independent developers the opportunity to publish games on Wii U via Nintendo eShop, opening up a platform to make their games available to owners of the system, as well as create unique gaming experiences only possible on Wii U," the press release reads. "Registered Nintendo developers will benefit from the freedom to sell their games in a way that suits their business, with no concept approval process, the freedom to set the price and release date and without a sales threshold."

GDC Europe 2012 will take place from Aug. 19-21, and Polygon will be in attendance to bring you all the news from there and Gamescom, which will also be held in Cologne, Germany Aug. 21-25.

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