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Code-Free Game Designers

Nintendo Game Builder Garage Teaches the Basics of Video Game Design

— October 6, 2021 — Art & Design
Nintendo Game Builder Garage is a new game for the Switch that's designed to teach players the basics of video game design with a code-free visual programming language. The game is designed to help players create their own games without having to rely on what they already know to structure the game in terms of programming.

With the Nintendo Game Builder Garage, players have the potential to create everything from their own racing games to action adventure games, all of which can happen within the platform's own programming interface. The code-free tool introduces creatures called Nodons, which make connections between nodes to create actions. These actions become increasingly complex as levels progress, so that players become more skilled and confident with their ability to create interactive and engaging games.
Trend Themes
1. Code-free Video Game Design - Game design software is increasingly becoming more accessible and user-friendly, opening up opportunities for non-programmers.
2. Visual Programming Languages - Visual programming languages simplify coding and offer more people the opportunity to become creators and innovators in the tech industry.
3. Gamification of Education - Gamification of education is being utilized to teach technology and programming skills in an entertaining and engaging way.
Industry Implications
1. Video Game Industry - The video game industry can take advantage of code-free game design software to democratize the video game creation process and empower more people to contribute to the market.
2. Tech Education Industry - Code-free video game design tools like Nintendo Game Builder Garage can help inspire a new generation of tech creators, and encourage more people to pursue tech education.
3. Visual Programming Software Industry - The visual programming software industry has the potential to offer more accessible and user-friendly options for programming, opening up opportunities for more people to become digital creators.
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