The Wii U was built from the start to be friendly towards indie developers. Right out of the gate indie titles were available on the Wii U at launch, like Runner 2 and Toki Toki 2. However this outreach does not extend world wide, according to a recent Kotaku article.

This  information was uncovered from  a GDC questionnaire circulating stating Nintendo is not accepting applications for indie games from Japan.  This move by Nintendo is odd given the recent push by console makers to make their systems more friendly to self publishing. Nintendo only said the following, “[T]he policy in question is the decision of Nintendo’s department responsible for licensing activities in each region, and the licensing department of Nintendo is currently not accepting subject applications from individuals in Japan.”

The company has not been able to be reacted for any further comment.

Source: Joystiq

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