Dan Adelman: "Good games are worth paying for"

Trying to make it as a small developer? Nintendo's former indie champion is here to help

When Dan Adelman ended his nine years at Nintendo, he did so with one of the finest tweets you're ever likely to see.

As head of digital content and development, a significant part of Adelman's job was to be the approachable face of Nintendo to the great, swelling wave of indie developers that had emerged since he joined the company in 2005. But by early 2014 it had become clear that Adelman was no longer able to freely use the most direct communicative tool at his disposal: Twitter.

The day he broke his silence was also the day he announced his decision to leave Nintendo altogether, and he did it like this: