To add a little creative magic to this Christmas, an array of European WiiWare &Â Nintendo DSiWare developers have taken on the role of Santaâ€™s little helpers to deliver you a festive treat of exclusive WarioWare: Do It YourselfÂ microgames. Each bite sized microgame will be available to download in game via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, as Nintendo will launch, for game owners, one microgame each week in the run up to Christmas – beginning this week!
From the makers of games such as Toki Tori, And Yet It Moves and Jett Rocket, these microgames are sure to challenge, confound and entertain you as well as your family and friends throughout the festive period and beyond.Â As an extra treat, there are even two special Christmas surpriseâ€™s to download with an extra sprinkle of festive creativity – but who could they be fromâ€¦?
The first creation available to download from the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on 19 November is from the creator of Max and the Magic Marker.
19 November 2010 – PressPlay (Strandog)
This minigame was crafted by Bo Strandby, whose talents in level design have helped earn the brain-teasing WiiWare title Max and the Magic Marker plenty of praise. Are you up for the challenge or will his D.I.Y. microgame confound you?
26 November 2010 â€“ RONIMO (FABIAN)
Co-founder of Ronimo and one of the minds behind de Blob and award-winning WiiWare title Swords & Soldiers, gaming wizard Fabian Akker has created ‘Om Nom Noms!’ for your delectation.Â Redbeard from Swords and Soldiers loves grilled meat, but he’s as lazy as he is greedy. Why donâ€™t you help him fill his belly?
03 December 2010 â€“ TwoTribes (Collo)
Collin van Ginkel is the co-founder and creative director of Two Tribes B.V., and spiritual father of Toki Tori, an irresistibly cute baby chick featured in the game of the same name. In his D.I.Y. microgame, Collin challenges you to make sure little Toki Tori lands safely on the target. He’ll cover his ears if you comment on his artistic skills though…
10 December 2010 – Shin’en (Manfred)
Manfred Linzner is founder of Shin’en Multimedia and creator of the games Nanostray and Iridion. His D.I.Y. microgame features the protagonist from Shin’en Multimediaâ€™s graphically glorious WiiWare title Jett Rocket. Ready? Start those engines; itâ€™s time to take off!
17 December 2010 â€“ BROKNRULS (BRKNRULZ)
Felix Bohatsch is one of the three creative minds behind And Yet It Moves and is the co-founder of Vienna-based independent studio, Broken Rules. He believes that a simple, well-executed game mechanic is one of the main ingredients of a good game. Felix had oodles of fun making microgames with D.I.Y., exclaiming, “Itâ€™s fast and simple!â€ see what heâ€™s got in store for you!
24 December 2010 â€“ Christmas surprise
Have you been naughty or nice this year? Find out with this Christmas surprise.
31 December 2010 – Christmas surprise
Another treat is in store for you today, as the creator of last weekâ€™s game has turned his hand to another fast-paced microgame.
WarioWare: Do It Yourself, which launched earlier this year, features more than 90 microgames to play, with the added ability to create and share your own level creations. With control over graphics, animation, music and rules, thereâ€™s no limit to the variety and number of microgames you can conjure up.
To offer a guiding hand, tutorials clearly explain how to turn your ideas into a fun, fully working microgames. Once youâ€™re done, why not share your creations with friends using local wireless communication or Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection?
So, if you are after a little creative inspiration this Christmas, look no further as Nintendo launches bespoke WarioWare: Do It Yourself microgames created by some of the most imaginative WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare developers beginning 19 November 2010. Check out our WarioWare: Do It Yourself review here.