Nintendo’s Game Builder Garage lets you create your own Switch games
Nintendo gave us a treat ahead of E3 and announced brand new software for the Nintendo Switch – yes, not quite a game.
Game Builder Garage lets you program your own games, from the creation of the music to the logic and programming behind it. The software is very similar to a Labo game, both in the creation of the game and with the characters. Nodons are new to Game Builder Garage, and that’s what will help you stay on track with your game.
Nodons are creatures with great personalities that are used to help you build your games from scratch. There are dozens of Nodons in Game Builder Garage, each with a unique function, and you can learn to make games just by connecting them in different 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 learn the basics of game programming in a fun and intuitive way.
When you start Game Builder Garage for the first time, you are in Lesson mode. You will use Nodon in a guided manner to help you create your first game, learn basic visual programming concepts, and be suitable for people of all ages. Free Program Mode then lets you take everything you’ve learned in Lesson Mode and bring your own game idea to life. You can create a platform, kart racer, horizontal shooters and more.
You will be able to share and publish your game once it is finished. People will even see the programming behind your games, and you can use this feature to ask other people to help you. Game Builder Garage is so serious that you can even use a USB mouse to help you create your game.
Game Builder Garage launches on June 11, just days before E3 2021. Maybe we’ll see it at the show as well. It’s also available digitally and physically in Australia with a suggested retail price of just AU $ 49.95.