Do you remember the first time you heard the Super Mario Bros. theme music?
The soundtrack to a million childhoods, that sprightly 8-bit calypso-inspired theme rarely fails to conjure up cherished adolescent memories.
Are you sitting in an office right now? Try singing it. Do-do-do… do-do-do-do… do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do… Is your officemate singing along yet?
Of course they are.
If you’re reading this, you probably have at least one fond Nintendo-related memory. If you grew up in the 80s, 90s, or 00s, you probably played Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Street Fighter, Pokémon … and countless other classic titles. We sure did.
That’s why we’re so pumped to announce that Community Sift, our chat and image filter for social products is now an approved tool in the Nintendo Switch™ developer portal.
If you’re developing a Nintendo Switch™ game that features UGC (User-Generated Content), Community Sift can help keep your users safe from dangerous content like bullying, harassment, and child exploitation.
Connecting through games
What was so awesome about those Nintendo games that we grew up playing in our bedrooms, our basements, and our best friend’s living rooms? They were created for everyone to enjoy. Our parents didn’t have to worry about content (ok, maybe Street Fighter freaked them out a little bit).
We connected with friends, siblings, cousins, and neighbors. (With siblings, sometimes the controllers connected with our skulls.) And even though we were competing, we still felt a sense of camaraderie and belonging in the kingdoms of Mushroom and Hyrule.
That’s what the best Nintendo games do — they bring us together, across cultures, languages, and economic and social lines. In this newly-connected gaming world, it’s more important than ever that we preserve that sense of connection — and do it with safety in mind.
Protect your brand and your users
Now, if you’re building a Nintendo game that connects players through UGC, you can ensure that they are just as safe as we were when we were kids.
Whether you feature chat, usernames, profile pics, private messages (and more), our dream is to help developers craft safe, connected experiences. And isn’t that what Nintendo is all about?
We can’t wait to help you inspire another generation of dreamers, creators, and players.
Get in touch
Are you an authorized Nintendo Switch™ developer? Just search for Community Sift in the developer portal, and from there get in touch for more information.