Nintendo’s new Game Builder Garage will teach you how to make your own Switch games


Get ready to learn all about game programming with the next version of Nintendo Play builder garage.

The Switch title will let you create your own games, guided by cute new cartoon characters, the Nodon.

There are dozens of Nodons which perform various functions; programming is as easy as connecting Nodon together.

From button controls to object placements and interactions, step-by-step guides will walk you through the process.

Lesson Mode will provide interactive lessons to familiarize you with the basics, completing small tasks and puzzles. Then, in free programming mode, you will be free to create your own creations.

The games can then be shared with friends via a friend code.

A full game trailer shows the Nodo in action.

It introduces the key concepts before showing the range of possibilities available, from shoot-em-ups to sports games, platform games, puzzle games and more.

It might sound complex, but with Nintendo’s wacky style, it feels like a fun, straightforward process, with a huge range of customization options.

In their words, “anyone can be a game programmer.”

Fan reaction to the game has certainly been positive so far.

Play builder garage isn’t the first Nintendo game to feature creative tools.

Their LAB A range of cardboard peripherals allow players to build a robot, vehicles, VR headset, and more for the Switch.

Super Mario Creator and its sequel, meanwhile, allow Mario fans to create their own Mushroom Kingdom levels and share them online. The game has been very popular with players creating some really wild level designs.

Play builder garage competes directly with Sony Dreams, which offers advanced game creation tools on PlayStation, but requires higher skill than Nintendo.

Play builder garage is scheduled for June 11, visit Nintendo’s website for details.

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