Her Story Developer Interested in Wii U

Though a few hurdles may prevent a port from happening.

By Craig Harnett. Posted 01/07/2016 18:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

The creator of the award-winning indie hit Her Story has stated in a recent interview that he would love to bring the interactive movie game to Wii U, but admitted that there would be a few hurdles along the way.

Sam Barlow, whose previous works include Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle , made the comments after Her Story picked up a number of awards at The Game Awards 2015 in LA. The game puts you as the investigator trying to solve the mystery of a missing man, using an old database full of muddled and fractured police interviews with the same woman: the missing man’s wife.

You can see what all the fuss is about with the intriguing Her Story trailer below.

The game is already available on Windows, Mac, and iOS, and when asked if he’d had any thoughts of porting the title to a Nintendo platform, he said, “No … I mean I’d love to, but I’m guessing that the content isn’t a perfect match…Though, the keyboard interface would actually work on a Wii U.”

Given that Barlow had mentioned the potential with Wii U without prompt, he was then asked specifically about a potential port to the system:

“I’m a big Nintendo fan, so it’d be nice but there’s the additional expense of ESRB submission/ certification/ etc….And I’d have to code up a special Wii U set of plugins, so it’s probably not worth the expense!”

He then goes on to state that further expenses such as employing someone to do the coding, as well as purchasing a developer kit, could end up bumping the overall cost to around the $30,000-$40,000 mark, meaning he would have to sell at least 15-20 thousand copies, which for an indie game is never guaranteed.

Although Barlow has clearly laid out the varying issues and costs involved in bringing Her Story to Wii U, it’s evident from his comments that he has given it’s possibility some serious consideration. What’s even more exciting is that, in this day and age, if the fans want it, the fans can get it, and any potential funding for such a project is only a Kickstarter campaign away.

What are your thoughts? Would you want to see this on Wii U, or even 3DS? Would you be prepared to donate if a crowd funding campaign was started? Let us know in your comments.

Source: Nintendo News

One Response to “Her Story Developer Interested in Wii U”

  • 0 points

    From what I just read, if I was the developer I would pass. Wii U won’t see enough sales to justify a port of this “game.” Interactive movie game? Not sure what to think of that. Sewer Shark and Night Trap come to mind.

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