If you always wanted to start creating your own games, Nintendo has a new project that might be interesting to you. Yesterday, the company announced a new game called Game Builder Garage that will let players create their own games easily.
According to the announcement, Game Builder Garage will be released on Nintendo Switch on June 11th and will focus on teaching its players the basics of visual game programming. The announcement states that players of Game Builder Garage will be able to make their own game by interacting with cute creatures called Nodons in order to build their games easily and, according to Nintendo, “no prior experience is necessary”.
Sounds interesting? Here’s a an announcement trailer, that shows how Game Builder Garage works:
And here’s an official Game Builder Garage description from Nintendo:
“Nodon 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 too – from side-scrolling platformers, to kart racers, to space blasters!”
The game will feature a few different game modes designed for various skill levels. Game development newbies will be able to begin creating their game in a Lesson Mode, while those who are more familiar with the concept of visual programming can hop right into Free Programming Mode and enjoy a huge variety of interesting tools in order to make their game unique.
As with all Nintendo games that promote creativity, Game Builder Garage will allow players to share their creations with the whole world. You will be able to upload your games or download and play through other players’ creations. Think Super Mario Maker, but Mario is silent…
The game should cost around 30 bucks and will release exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Ready to flex your creative muscles?