Game Builder Garage coming in June
Nintendo to release educational game-creation tool
Nintendo has announced Game Builder Garage software, launching exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on June 11.
The new software promises to allow fans to create their very own video games. By connecting colourful creatures called Nodon, players can enjoy learning how to create their own game through guided lessons that cover the basics of visual game programming – and no prior experience is necessary.
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. You’ll be able to create a wide variety of different types of video games too – from side-scrolling platformers, to kart racers, to space blasters.
Players will be able to exchange and download games with friends and family over the internet. You can even go into Free Programming mode to see how the games were put together.
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.
Game Builder Garage launches for Nintendo Switch on June 11 for $39.99 US.