Lately, Nintendo has been putting a lot of focus into improving their multiplayer and community-based content. For instance, they have recently been holding special gaming events in order to promote wireless local play. Another critical part of Nintendo’s focus on community has been Miiverse, and that doesn’t seem like it’s going to change anytime soon.
Recently, Stephen Mortimer, the director of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, talked about how Miiverse has influenced the game and affected the concept of user-created content:
“What we’re trying to do is make the user-generated content experience as solid fun as possible. So, in the past, people were making levels—and that was great—but it was sort of like ‘Why?’ You know, what was the motivation behind it? So, Miiverse gave us a chance to let people actually talk to each other, and to say, ‘Hey, this level’s great!’ So you get the user feedback, plus then you can also earn the tipping stars if people like your level, allowing you to unlock more content—so that’s more motivation to make good levels.” — Stephen Mortimer
Nintendo really seems to be trying to work their way back into everyone’s heart with this focus on community. What are your opinions? Do you think Nintendo may be focusing too much on community-based gaming? What are some things that you think they should work on in that aspect? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: US Gamer