Apparently Super Mario Maker 2 was not enough for Nintendo, as it has suddenly announced Game Builder Garage for Nintendo Switch with a release date of June 11, 2021. This new software allows people of all ages to create and share their own video games through “guided lessons that cover the basics of visual game programming – and no prior experience is necessary!” Cute characters called Nodon feature in the game with unique functions, and you can combine them to create unique situations in games. “For example, you can create and move a human-like character with an analog stick just by connecting Stick Nodon with Person Nodon!” as Nintendo PR explains.
Game Builder Garage presents an interactive Lesson Mode that lets you learn at your own pace according to your experience level, and “Checkpoints” test your new knowledge by asking you to solve basic tasks. Whatever game you ultimately create can be shared online or via local wireless connectivity, and perhaps most interestingly of all, a USB mouse is compatible with Game Builder Garage if you don’t want to use a controller.
While its release date is still a month away, Game Builder Garage is available for preorder now and retails for $29.99. What do you think of this wild surprise reveal?