Learn To Make Your Own Game

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Nintendo has announced Game Builder Garage, new software for the Nintendo Switch that teaches the basics of game programming in a fun and intuitive way!

Disclosure: the information in this post comes from the Nintendo press release for Game Builder Garage release. All photos in this post are the property of Nintendo and I do not own the rights to them.

 Have you ever dreamed of creating your own video game? That dream can become a reality with the Game Builder Garage software, launching exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on June 11. With this new software, kids and even parents can have fun learning to create their very own video games. Also, by connecting colorful creatures called Nodon; anyone can enjoy learning how to create their own game through fun, guided lessons.

Learn To Make Your Own Game

The lessons cover the basics of visual game programming – and no prior experience is necessary! To get an idea of what Nodon look like and how they work in the game, as well as getting a taste of the types of games you can create, check out the announcement trailer for Game Builder Garage right here.

Learning To Make Your Own Game

Nodons are creatures with big personalities that are used to help build your games from the ground up. There are dozens of Nodon in Game Builder Garage, each with a unique function, and you can learn how to build games just by connecting them in various ways. For example, you can create and move a human-like character with an analog stick just by connecting Stick Nodon with Person Nodon! Thus, you will get to learn the basics of game programming in a fun and intuitive way. You’ll be able to create a wide variety of different types of video games. From side-scrolling platformers to kart racers, to space blasters!

“For anyone who has always wanted to make their own video games, Game Builder Garage is the perfect place to start,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Through the use of guided lessons and memorable Nodon characters, Game Builder Garage helps make creating video games just as much fun as playing them!”

Learn To Make Your Own Game

Getting The Game Started

When you first boot up Game Builder Garage, you can start with Lesson Mode. Here, you will meet the colorful and quirky Nodo. The creatures that you will use to learn the basic concept of visual programming. In step-by-step, interactive lessons you can take at your own pace. These lessons are designed to be fun, engaging, and perfect for people of all experience levels. In addition, Checkpoints in between for players to test their knowledge by solving small puzzles or tasks.

In Free Programming mode, you can bring your own game ideas to life by using all the skills learned in the lessons. You can easily swap between the programming and game screen to quickly try out your creation.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, you can exchange and download games with friends and family over the internet.

This is a great way to not only show off some of your own creations. But also to check out games created by other players. You can even go into Free Programming mode to pull the curtain back of games uploaded by other players to study them and learn some tricks.

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Learn To Make Your Own Game

Game Builder Garage

While Game Builder Garage can be controlled with a Joy-Con controller, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or the controls of the Nintendo Switch Lite system**, you can also build games using a compatible mouse that is plugged into the USB port on the Nintendo Switch dock. This control option might be easier for people who love the feel of a mouse when navigating the software.

Game Builder Garage launches for Nintendo Switch on June 11 in Nintendo eShop and on Nintendo.com at a suggested retail price of $29.99.

For more information about Game Builder Garage, visit https://nintendo.com/games/detail/game-builder-garage-switch.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

* Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

** Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support.nintendo.com/switch/play for details

Learn To Make Your Own Game

2 thoughts on “Learn To Make Your Own Game”

  1. That’s what my daughter wants for her upcoming birthday think I’ll be buying it for her thanks for sharing

  2. That’s so cool my sons are always playing with video games like that Nintendo has a game that teaches us how to make your own

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