One of the common laments going on these days for people who bought a Nintendo Wii U is that there just aren't a whole lot of games available on the device as yet. Nintendo, meanwhile, has some plans to put some life in the system, and it's turning in a direction that's only somewhat unexpected: HTML5.
Of course, indie games have something of a problem to overcome as they're not geared to provide fun over the long term. There are exceptions to this, of course --”Minecraft” may well be the clearest example -- but for the most part, indie games are seen as throwaway novelties. They're cheap, not unpleasant, but certainly not the kind of thing that keep users coming back for more. Bringing large numbers of them together, keeping them inexpensive and freely available, might be just what Nintendo needs to buy some time until the triple-A titles can start rolling in.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey