Game Builder Garage

Programming made fun!

Have you ever dreamed of building your own video games? The Game Builder Garage™ software is a great place to start! Anyone can learn the basics of game design and visual programming with step-by-step lessons created by the minds at Nintendo.

Create your own games

Learn how to make games (and have fun doing it) with interactive lessons.

Build and play

The included guided lessons can teach you how to build seven fun games. Here are a few you can make.

Tag Showdown
Build a game of tag for two people to play. Watch your head!

On a Roll
Steady now! Use motion controls to roll the ball through the maze.

Thrill Racer
Take on a computer driver in an exciting race to the finish line.

Power up with a new skill

Learning something new is like gaining a real-life power-up!

Game Builder Garage helps you understand the basics of visual programming in a fun, memorable way.

With your new power-up, you just might look at the video games and apps you enjoy every day in a different way. Continue learning to power yourself up even further!

Flex your creative muscles

Ready to take the lead? Let your imagination—and curiosity—run wild in Free Programming, where the sky is the limit!

Add Nodon to your programming screen and decide how they interact to bring your game to life. You can even choose the music or an exciting theme.

Even if you’re not quite sure what to make, playing around with Nodon might just give you a great idea or two.

Share with friends

Exchange codes with friends to download* their games and share your own! Check out the programming behind downloaded games. You can even use this feature to work with friends.


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