The loss of the 3DS eShop by Nintendo appears to have been just as devastating to the video game industry as a whole.
In a recent interview on ‘Kit & Krysta,’ Brjann Sigurgeirsson, developer of the SteamWorld series and co-founder of Thunderful Group, expressed his regret that 3DS owners will no longer be able to play the 2010 DSiWare original SteamWorld: Tower Defense.
There has been considerable thought given to making a Nintendo Switch version or “something” similar, but his teams are currently too busy with other projects to devote any attention to them.
Brjann Sigurgeirsson: “Should we take the game and port it, like make a Switch version or something… [unfortunately] we just don’t have time to make a Switch version of Tower Defense and for me it’s upsetting a little bit cause it means that it’s going to go from being a game that very few people are downloading nowadays to a game that nobody can download.”
Brjann says he hopes this DSiWare exclusive is ported to other platforms someday, but he doesn’t hold out much hope that it will:
“One day it would be just fun to port it to a future platform…”