Quick question about the signing-up process for Wii U development

Discussion in 'Wii U - Games & Content' started by Voxel, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Voxel
    OP

    Voxel Clumsy Coder

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Voxel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,160
    5,806
    Jun 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    England, UK
    Hi,

    I'm currently wanting to sign up as a Wii U developer. However, I'm stuck at the Address section of the form because It's one of my most sensitive bits of information to give out, even to big companies like Nintendo!

    Should I fill it in, guys? I don't want a Nintendo employee just randomly knocking on my door one day! :lol:
     
  2. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    7,043
    3,349
    Nov 13, 2014
    United States
    Do you plan on stealing or leaking code? If no put your real info, signing up for that is serious and you can get in legal trouble for abusing/leaking resources.
     
    Voxel likes this.
  3. Voxel
    OP

    Voxel Clumsy Coder

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Voxel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,160
    5,806
    Jun 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    England, UK
    No, I don't plan to steal anything. :rofl2:
    Also, I don't own a mobile (I only have a tablet) so what should I do there? Should I email them?
     
  4. osaka35

    osaka35 Instrucional Designer

    Member
    1,682
    1,182
    Nov 20, 2009
    United States
    Silent Hill
    I'm guessing it's required? Try using whatever your phone number is, if it's a landline or whatnot. If that's not possible, try getting google voice (Not sure if it's available where you live, though).

    If that's not an option, get a prepaid phone for as cheap as humanly possible. We have super cheapo phones and plans that are basically 80 bucks a year here in the states, and hopefully you have something similar where you live.
     
    Voxel likes this.
  5. Voxel
    OP

    Voxel Clumsy Coder

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Voxel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,160
    5,806
    Jun 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    England, UK
    Yeah, the UK sells dirt-cheap phones, for around £15-30! In fact, I remember having a lime-green Nokia phone in my bedside cabinet that's been there for months, so I've practically answered my own question, there! ;)

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    So yeah, I've now filled in all the fields except for the phone number. Like @osaka35 said, I will posibbly either use my old phone, or I will use Google Voice (because it was available for my region).

    Thanks, guys! :)
     
    osaka35 likes this.
  6. Voxel
    OP

    Voxel Clumsy Coder

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Voxel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,160
    5,806
    Jun 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    England, UK
    Well, I've now managed to complete the form! Now I hope to god that they let me join! :P
     
  7. laudern

    laudern GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    588
    435
    Nov 14, 2010
    Rural Queensland
    Nintendo is in trouble. If they are attracting "developers" who have trouble filling out their own personal details, what hope does nintendo have???
     
    Saiyan Lusitano and Voxel like this.
  8. hippy dave

    hippy dave Butts Butts Megabutts

    Member
    2,572
    1,792
    Apr 30, 2012
    Google voice is available in the UK now? Interesting. ...anyway good luck with the application :)
     
    Voxel likes this.
  9. Saiyan Lusitano

    Saiyan Lusitano GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,505
    3,085
    Oct 29, 2015
    Portugal
    Is it really financially a good plan to go with? From what I read a Wii U Dev Kit costs around £3k to £5k so for a dying console that's possibly going to be phased out in 2017 you might as well just wait and develop games for Steam/Smartphones. One last thing, isn't Xbox One retail units open for dev use also?
     
    Voxel likes this.
  10. Voxel
    OP

    Voxel Clumsy Coder

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Voxel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,160
    5,806
    Jun 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    England, UK
    Thanks! :)
    afaik, you still need to get a development Xbox One, according to the leaked XBone SDK.