Nintendo announces Game Builder Garage, a game-building game coming next month

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Nintendo today announced a new out-of-the-box game that's all about making games. Game Builder Garage is software for learning to create and share your own video games, built on the sequel to Game Builder Garage, arriving June 11.

Using Game Builder Garage's visual programming language, you can do basic things like attach a move to a stick and jump to a button. Then start expanding outward – Nintendo's trailer shows off tons of game types and ideas to get you thinking about where this system could take you.

There will be tutorials to teach you how to create projects through step-by-step interactive lessons, and you can also head to the free programming mode, where you can also switch between the game and the programming backend for quick testing. your creation.

It is also possible to exchange and download games, either via a local wireless connection or over the Internet. It can be controlled with a Joy-Con controller, Switch Pro controller, or via a compatible mouse plugged into the Switch dock's USB port, according to a Nintendo press release.

So far, Game Builder Garage looks like Mario Maker's mix with general game-building suites like Dreams, so it'll be interesting to see what Nintendo brings to the game-building genre. Game Builder Garage is coming to Nintendo Switch on June 11 for $29,99.

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