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Game Builder Garage™

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Game Builder Garage™
Game Builder Garage™

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Learn to make games from the minds at Nintendo

Have you ever dreamed of building your own video games? The Game Builder Garage™ software is a great place to start! Anyone can learn the basics of game design and visual programming with step-by-step lessons.

Create your own games

Learn how to make games (and have fun doing it) with interactive lessons.

Build and play

The included guided lessons can teach you how to build seven fun games. Here are a few you can make.

Tag Showdown

Build a game of tag for two people to play. Watch your head!

On a Roll

Steady now! Use motion controls to roll the ball through the maze.

Thrill Racer

Take on a computer driver in an exciting race to the finish line.

Power up with a new skill

Learning something new is like gaining a real-life power-up!

Game Builder Garage helps you understand the basics of visual programming in a fun, memorable way.

With your new power-up, you just might look at the video games and apps you enjoy every day in a different way. Continue learning to power yourself up even further!

Flex your creative muscles

Ready to take the lead? Let your imagination—and curiosity—run wild in Free Programming, where the sky is the limit!

Add Nodon to your programming screen and decide how they interact to bring your game to life. You can even choose the music or an exciting theme.

Even if you’re not quite sure what to make, playing around with Nodon might just give you a great idea or two.

Share with friends

Exchange codes with friends to download* their games and share your own! Check out the programming behind downloaded games. You can even use this feature to work with friends.

Supported play modes




Product information

Release date

June 11, 2021


ESRB rating

Supported play modes

TV mode, Tabletop mode, Handheld mode

Game file size

1 GB

Supported languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Play online, access classic NES™ and Super NES™ games, and more with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

This game supports:Online PlaySave Data Cloud

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