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Game Builder Garage

Nintendo, Nintendo
Jun 11, 2021 - Nintendo Switch

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Critics Recommend

8 / 10
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
6.5 / 10
8.5 / 10
Hobby Consolas
79 / 100
9 / 10
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Game Builder Garage - Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch thumbnail

Game Builder Garage - Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch

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Game Builder Garage – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Game Builder Garage Screenshots

Critic Reviews for Game Builder Garage

Some standard Nintendo limitations get in the way, but this is still an invaluable education in some of the fundamentals of game creation.

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Game Builder Garage is a robust, yet easy to learn, game engine that's absolutely delightful.

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An impressively visual approach to building your own games, with a fully formed tutorial that demystifies complicated ideas with typical Nintendo charm and aplomb.

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Nintendo's new game creation software may not let you make the game of your dreams, but it's a fun-to-use toolkit nonetheless.

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If you have aspirations of making your own video game but haven’t taken that first step, Game Builder Garage is for you. Just keep your expectations in check. You probably won’t be able to make your perfect game with just this software, but it could provide the creative spark that pushes you to turn your game developer dreams into a reality.

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‎A fairly satisfying experience that immerses us fully in the world of programming without requiring hundreds of lines of code. It adapts perfectly to object-oriented programming, although with much simpler concepts achieved thanks to the 'nodon'. Without a doubt, a great stimulant for your imagination‎.

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An interesting game making tool, easy to learn and powerful enough to create and share our own minigames. Still we miss some utilities such as importing assets or composing music.

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Overall, this is not your typical “game”, but it is still a lot of fun one to play. Game Builder Garage is also a game that is uniquely important and necessary for people to understand how games work. While all of this may sound like a chore, it really isn’t, as Nintendo is probably the only company that could make visual scripting actually fun. That alone is a huge achievement and one I am excited as well as relieved to champion.

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