Infendo Radio Episode 301: Inside Developer



Welcome all to episode 301 of Infendo Radio, with Harrison Milfeld, Colin Crompton and myself, Lewis Pugh.

On this weeks show we have What we’ve been playing (Professor Layton, Steel Diver Sub Wars and NES Remix), the Nintendo News covers the latest Nintendo Direct and finally we answer more of your questions in Community Comments, including some ‘Inside Developer’ discussions – Can you crack the Layton esc puzzle inside?

If you have any questions for us to discuss on the next show or feel up to the task of being the next community guest add them to the comments or email to

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Lewis Pugh is a game developer at Leuvsion ( for mobile platforms, born and bred on Nintendo gaming. Being a developer gives Lewis a unique perspective on Nintendo news, especially relating to the eShop and Nintendo Network. Today he plays Wii U and 3DS enjoying their distinctive gameplay offerings. Looking into what the future holds for Nintendo is always tricky, even with its established heritage, but that’s exactly what makes it so fun. NNID: Leuvsion


  1. Firstly, thanks for the small glimpse into development! I would love to pick your brain some more, but understand not wanting to dedicate large amounts of podcast time to the topic.

    As for Lou’s linked article: I cannot disagree with it more. They are taking all of Nintendo’s decision and making them solely reasoned through anti-piracy, which wasn’t the case. Nintendo are innovators: it’s who they are. This has nothing to do with fearing piracy. Nintendo is also a really traditional Japanese company who builds to and understands the Japanese market: a market that does not put anywhere near the same emphasis on online, hence the inability to embrace online. These decisions were not due to “fear of piracy” as much as simply company identity.

  2. Nice insight from a developer. That was good stuff.

    As far as the anti-piracy, I think what they’ve done with odd hardware appliances makes a lot more sense now. Always trying to stay a step ahead, and for the most part it has worked. It’s been a disaster for Wii U obviously, but in general it has panned out.

    As an aside, if anyone hasn’t started playing Bravely Default yet, I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s only getting more addictive the further I get into the game.

  3. Hey Lou, what’s your FC so I can add you in Bravely Default? I am 0817-3787-5843. (Anyone is welcome to add me, and if you send me your FC I’ll add you back.) as for Bravely Default: that game is the closest thing to JRPG perfection that I’ve seen in a LONG time. I am actually trying to ration my time with it so I can actually play some of the other games in my catalog, but it’s hard. (It’s currently helping that I bought a retail copy and my wife is trying the game out, so less play time for me!)

  4. thanks for the kind words about the Dev talk, im hoping ill have a good excuse to do some more soon. Also still really enjoying Bravely Default, my code if anyone fancies a swap is 1762-2658-1482

  5. Bravely Default is brilliant, my friend code: 0447-5790-3764

  6. I really bought our 3DS for my daughter, so I typically don’t give out the friend codes. Sorry.

    I think I’m missing something on this game. Most sites prefer the Spell Fencer to the Black Mage, especially for Edea. But I don’t get it – I have to spend an extra BP to set the sword magic before I can start inflicting dame. But with a mage I can attack right away and I’m not seeing huge differences in damage. Am I missing something?

  7. No, I find the Black Mage way more effective than the Spell Fencer but my favorite class is the Summoner, so far.

  8. For some reason I haven’t tried summoner yet. I’m trying to stick with Monk, Black Mage, White Mage and Thief for now. I’m guessing I’ll make someone a pirate when I get that.

    I like Monk for high HP, but I’m also drawn to the knight for high defense. I put some effort into time mage but that costume bugs me so I stopped for now.

  9. Some of the outfit designs are a little bit of putting, such as the alien looking Valkyrie.