Nintendo has announced a cool new Switch title called Game Builder Garage that is aimed squarely at creative types. Using GBG, players can create and share their own unique games for Switch. GBG is expected to launch on June 11th for $29.99 and provide players with an opportunity to learn to be game developers.
The game has players connect “colorful creatures called Nodon” that are used to help build 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!
Other features include:
- Lesson Mode where players meet the Nodon and learn basic concepts of visual programming through step-by-step interactive lessons.
- Free Programming Mode lets players bring their visions to life by using all the skills taught in Lesson Mode.
- Exchange and download games created by others.
- A mouse option is included “for people who love the feel of a mouse when navigating the software”.
Check out the Game Builder Garage official site to learn more.