If you’ve been keeping up with the Nintendo Direct-like Nindie Showcases, then you will definitely be familiar with Mr. Damon Baker, a.k.a: the ‘Nindie Guy’. Not only has he been a strong advocate for getting indie developers onto Nintendo platforms, but he’s also been responsible for establishing relationships with large, AAA third-party companies too. Unfortunately, he’s now leaving Nintendo after being with the company for over a decade. He announced his departure on Twitter:
Hey folks, I wrote a thing. Ugh, emotions! Thank you all for your support of amazing content from big publishers to the #Nindies alike. It's been an honor to work with and be a part of this amazing community. Be good to each other and look forward to revealing more in 2019! ? pic.twitter.com/8YKp8Pdccb
— Damon Baker (@DWBakes) December 21, 2018
As we’ve seen, third-party support for Switch has been surprisingly strong compared to past Nintendo home consoles. So many companies that have previously either ignored Nintendo entirely or haven’t really done anything on its platforms in several years are now all of a sudden big fans of the Switch. You can thank Mr. Baker for playing a part in getting all that to happen.
While Mr. Baker didn’t specify exactly what his future plans are, it will surely be interesting to see what he has in store. Hopefully it will be something that continues to relate to video games.
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.