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Game Builder Garage
Programming made fun with help from the minds at Nintendo
Turn gaming time into learning time with the Game Builder Garage™ software. Kids can learn how to make their own games with guided lessons created by Nintendo. From a simple game of tag to a run-and-jump obstacle course, each lesson is broken down into multiple, manageable segments that let kids go at their own pace—and have fun in the process.
Learn the basics of visual game programming
By playing through interactive lessons, kids will learn the basics of visual game programming. Nodon, colorful creatures with distinct personalities, keep kids engaged through lessons with tips and motivating messages. With a simple press of a button, swap between the programming screen and the game screen—watch how programming changes the game on the fly.
Track progress and build confidence
After completing each lesson and building a game, kids will test their knowledge by completing Checkpoints—small puzzles or tasks to solve with programming. Master these skills and head to Free Programming mode to let your imagination (and programming chops) run wild.
*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. nintendo.com/switch-online © Nintendo. Game Builder Garage and Nintendo Switch are trademarks of Nintendo.
|Release Date||Jun 10, 2021|
|Platform||Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, Nintendo Switch Lite, Nintendo Switch|
|Edition||Physical Edition - US|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|No. of Players||Up to 8|
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