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Nintendo Announces Game Builder Garage, a Game-Making App for Switch

Game Builder Garage

There’s already Super Mario Maker, but what if you want to make a game that doesn’t star Mario? Well, Nintendo’s got a new game just for you.

Announced today by Nintendo, Game Builder Garage is a piece of software aimed to introduce children (or players of any age) to game design. Through a series of tutorials, players will learn the basics of visual programming. You’ll create your own creatures known as ‘Nodon’ and, through simple programming, will instruct them to carry out basic interactions.

Once you’re done learning the basics in Lesson Mode, you can progress to Free Progamming mode, which provides you with all the tools you need to create your very own game.

Unlike Super Mario MakerGame Builder Garage isn’t limited to creating platform games. There’s the toolkit here to create puzzle games, shooters, driving games, card games and more.

Games you’ve created can be shared with friends and family by uploading them to the internet or sending via a local wireless connection. Of course, you can also play games created by other people by downloading them, too. You might just learn a new trick or two by seeing what other people have come up with.

Game Builder Garage is coming to Nintendo Switch on 11th June. Give the trailer a watch below. Find out more about the game, or pre-order it, by visiting the Nintendo website.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.