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Game Builder Garage heads to Switch in June

Feel like making your own video game?

Game Builder Garage was today announced for the Nintendo Switch and heads to the platform in mid-June.

“With this new software launching in Nintendo eShop and in stores across Australia and New Zealand, kids and parents – and everyone in between! – can have fun learning to create and share their own video games,” Nintendo said of the title.

“By connecting colourful creatures called Nodon, anyone can enjoy learning how to create their own game through fun, guided lessons that cover the basics of visual game programming, and no prior experience is necessary! Nodon are creatures with big personalities that are used to help build your 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 analogue 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!”

You can get an idea of what to expect from the game in the trailer, below. Game creation is possible through a Joy-Con, Switch Pro controller or a compatible mouse plugged into the Switch Dock’s USB port.

Game Builder Garage heads to Nintendo Switch on 11 June, priced at $49.95 AUD.

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