The Nintendo Swap can now educate your child how one can make their very own video video games
If your big kid is constantly playing video games and looking to learn (or is already learning) to code, Game Builder Garage is for you.
Teaching Children how to code has been all the rage in STEAM-based learning for the past few years, and now Nintendo wants to provide a fun way for your child to do just that while developing real video games to play alone or with friends.
Nintendo’s newest game, Game Builder Garage, just released today and, parents, you will want this for your video game loving child. The premise is simple, players use charming creatures called Nodon as building blocks to create fun platformer games, racing games, and more (there are even games that use the Nintendo Switch’s motion controls!). As your kids progress through the interactive learning section of the game, they will discover what each of the nodons do and how to connect them together to bring their games to life.
Once they have a good grasp of the main concepts, players can head over to the Free Programming section, where they can use the 80+ different Nodons to create pretty much any game they can imagine.
Check out this overview trailer below for a deeper look:
Looks fun doesn’t it?
Note that while the game was rated an E for All, some of the more complex codings may be better suited for older children who have already shown an interest in coding. However, the interactive learning tutorials make it impossible to make the wrong choices as you go through the seven guided lessons, so younger children playing with older siblings can still enjoy making a game for themselves.
If your child is stuck fixing a bug in their game, they can also share a code with friends that will allow them to work on the game together! And once the game is done, they will also be able to share their Game ID which others can use to play their creations!
Who knows, maybe this may be a passion for one future career path Little did they know it was an option.