A new game from Nintendo is giving a second shot to all of us who missed our chance at being video game creators.
Game Builder Garage will be out on June 11 for the Nintendo Switch family of devices. It features fun, guided lessons that cover the basics of visual game programming.
The video game is designed for anyone to use: Players can start with Lesson Mode, which takes them through step-by-step, interactive lessons at their own pace. Checkpoints in between lessons test players on their knowledge with small puzzles and tasks.
To help guide players through these lessons, there are impossibly cute Nodon: creatures that come with big personalities. Each of the dozen Nodon features a unique function — You can connect them in various ways to create a new, unique gaming experience. For example, to make a human-like character that moves with an analog stick, all you need to do is connect Stick Nodon with Person Nodon.
In the Free Programming mode, players can truly put their games to the test by (you guessed it) playing them! Press one button to swap between the programming and game screen to quickly try out your creation. Friends and family can also exchange and download each other’s games to play or learn from.
Future game builders can use Game Builder Garage with a Joy-Con controller, a Nintendo Switch Controller, or the controls of the Nintendo Switch Lite system. You can also build games by using a compatible mouse that is plugged into the Nintendo Switch dock.
The game is available to preorder now for $29.99!