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Learn to make games from the minds at Nintendo

Attention all makers and creators! If you’ve ever wanted to make your own games but didn’t know where to start, the Game Builder Garage™ software might be able to help. It’s programming made fun with guided lessons created by Nintendo.

In Game Builder Garage, a cast of colorful creatures called Nodon will help teach the basics of visual programming and game design. These creatures are in charge of things like moving your character, pressing buttons, and adding sound effects. You’ll learn everything through a series of step-by-step lessons. Early on, you and the Nodon will be making a tag game, kart racer, alien blaster, and more.

Flex your creative muscles

Lessons are fun, but then it’s time to really get creative. Once you’ve completed some lessons and become familiar with Nodon, head to Free Programming and let your imagination run wild. Add Nodon to your programming screen and decide how they interact to bring your game to life. And with a simple press of a button, you can swap between the programming screen and the game screen to see your creation come to life.

Sharing creations

Some masterpieces are too good to keep for yourself: Creations can also be shared online* or via a local wireless connection**. Enter a Game ID code to download creations or enter a creator’s Programmer ID to browse games that they uploaded. If you’re in a creative mood, you can also check out the programming behind those downloaded games to inspire your next project.

Try it out for free

Take some first steps and get to know some Nodon! If you want to try it out, a free demo is also available.

Ready to build?

If you would like to purchase Game Builder Garage and get started, visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/game-builder-garage-switch/.

Have fun creating!

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/

**Additional games and systems required for multiplayer mode. Games and systems sold separately.