WarioWare DIY: Personal microgames and video game snapshots –
The brilliance of WarioWare D.I.Y. is it gives gamers the power to create video game snapshots, not just in the sense of brief video game experience, but also personal, perhaps clumsy interactive scenes. Instruments like Klik & Play, modding tools, and (pirated copies of) Adobe Flash Professional have brought the game creation process to the masses for decades, but WarioWare D.I.Y. is unique in that it limits developers, no matter their talent, to 5-10 second affairs.
Very cool, we’re bummed Apple doesn’t allow Scratch on iPhones/iTouch – perhaps these maker-made microgames from Nintendo will take off and we’ll see a change (like the dev tools) – it would also be interested to see Nintendo make a Scratch and/or Processing player for the DS line.