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Game Builder Garage

  • Nintendo Switch
Release date
  • 10 September, 2021
Supported Play Styles

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Number of players
  • Single player
Age rating
  • Education
  • Nintendo
  • Nintendo
  • English
Anyone can learn to make games, with fun and interactive lessons!

Ever wanted to make your own 3D platformer, high-speed racing game, or side-scrolling alien blaster? Bring your ideas to life with Game Builder Garage for Nintendo Switch, a fun way to make your own games.

Learn the basics of programming logic step-by-step in a fun and interactive way, then use what you’ve learned to create your own games and share them with the world!

Meet the Nodon

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These delightful characters are called Nodon. Each one has its own personality and role to play inside your game. Whether it’s getting a character to jump when you hit a button, setting the mood with some funky music, or cranking up the gravity to 11, there’s a Nodon for that!

Pair Nodon together and they’ll team up to bring your game to life.

Learn by doing!

The dotty duo of Bob and Alice are here to take you step-by-step from blank canvas to playable game in easy-to-follow interactive lessons. Starting off with the absolute basics, you’ll move on to more advanced concepts as you meet more Nodon and power up your programming prowess!

Unleash your creativity!

Put everything you’ve learned into practice as you create your own unique games in the Free Programming mode to enjoy alone or with friends*. Start from scratch or tinker with one of the creations you made during the interactive lessons. Give it a personal touch using the editing tools to add drawings and music to your masterpiece. You can even connect multiple games together to create something bigger – the possibilities are endless!

Share the fuN

Proud of a game you've made? Well, imagine it being enjoyed by loads of people all around the world! Game Builder Garage lets you share your games with friends and family locally**, or online*** by sharing the Game ID or your Programmer ID. Have fun and get inspired as you play, copy, modify and re-share each other’s creations!


*Games created in Free Programming mode can support up to 8 players on one console. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required to play, depending on game design. Online multiplayer is not supported. Interactive Lessons and Free Programming modes only support single-player.

**Local communication requires one console and one copy of the software per player.

***Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features.

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