Writing a game for the Nintendo Wii


I'd like to write a game for the Nintendo Wii. How do I go about obtaining an SDK and/or any other tools necessary for writing a game?

Best Solution

The Wii Remote and Wii Balance Board use bluetooth. You can pair them with your PC and write your own PC apps that interact with them (like this guy). If you want to make something that actually runs on the Wii, you can try finding some homebrew development help.

If you want to actually sell your software for Wii, you need:

  1. game development experience
  2. secure office facilities
  3. $2,000 - $10,000 for dev kit (WiiWare is cheapest)

The Nintendo Software Development Support Group

Authorized Developer Application

UPDATE: Also see the Wii U Developer Site. Nintendo now has a simple application for individual developers to makes games for the Wii U, giving you access to the SDK and dev-kits.

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