Snipperclips Snagged By Nintendo After Publishers Ignored It
Snipperclips is arguably one of the more unexpected joys of the Nintendo Switch. Being a launch title for the Nintendo Switch, the game was such a hit that a new version and DLC, Snipperclips Plus was released on the Nintendo Switch less than a year later.
However, things were not always smooth for Snipperclips. According to an interview with Verge, not many publishers saw the vision that the developers, SFB Games saw, in fact, none but Nintendo. When they started pitching the idea of Snipperclips to publishers only Nintendo agreed to publish the game due to the game’s family-friendly aesthetics and local multiplayer.
But they had high hopes for Snipperclips, and they started pitching the idea to publishers, hoping to get some funding to turn it into a bigger production.
One of those publishers was Nintendo. Earlier in 2015, the pair had met a representative from the company at a European games show, and they kept his card handy just in case. While it seemed like a long shot, they felt that Snipperclips would be a great fit for Nintendo, with the game’s family-friendly aesthetic and focus on local multiplayer. They weren’t the only ones who saw the connection — eventually Nintendo agreed to publish the game. “We actually hadn’t heard any other offers,” says Tom, “so it worked out perfectly.”
Glad everything turned out well, after all, Snipperclips is a game that feels natural on the Nintendo Switch.