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Nintendo Switch Compatible
Nintendo Switch Compatible
Nintendo Switch Lite Compatible
Nintendo Switch Lite Compatible


  • Programming made fun with help from the minds at Nintendo
  • Build a game by going step-by-step through lessons and connecting Nodon, colorful creatures with distinct functions and personalities.
  • Test your skills between each lesson and exercise those programming muscles
  • Experiment in Free Programming and let your imagination run wild
  • Go online* to download games from other creators and share your own


Model Compatibility: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite

ESRB Content Description: Mild fantasy violence, Users Interact, In-Game Purchases

Electronics Condition: New

Video Game Genre: Educational

Software Format: Physical

ESRB Age Rating: E - Everyone

Multiplayer: Local Multiplayer

Battery: No Battery Used

Street Date: June 11, 2021
TCIN: 82870008
UPC: 045496597658
Item Number (DPCI): 207-30-2829
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


Programming made fun with help from the minds at Nintendo

Kids can learn how to make their own games with guided lessons created by Nintendo. From a simple game of tag to a run-and-jump obstacle course, each lesson is broken down into multiple, manageable segments that let kids go at their own pace—and have fun in the process.

Learn the basics of visual game programming

By playing through interactive lessons, kids will learn the basics of visual game programming. Nodon, colorful creatures with distinct personalities, keep kids engaged through lessons with tips and motivating messages. With a simple press of a button, swap between the programming screen and the game screen—watch how programming changes the game on the fly.

Track progress and build confidence

After completing each lesson and building a game, kids will test their knowledge by completing Checkpoints—small puzzles or tasks to solve with programming. Master these skills and head to Free Programming mode to let your imagination (and programming chops) run wild.

The Nodon you meet each have distinct personalities that complement their functions. Have fun connecting them together to see how they interact and bring your game to life. The in-game Nodopedia lets you quickly check what each Nodon does as you create. There’s also a guide that recaps important skills! Easily swap between the Programming and Game screens to see the hard-working Nodon in action.

Take advantage of the Nintendo Switch system’s many features. Instead of the control stick, program motion controls to control your game. Want to create some competition? Add in a multiplayer function and pass a Joy-ConTM controller to a friend. It’s up to you (and your Nodon friends) to decide what type of game you want to make.

Looking for inspiration? Exchange codes and download* games from friends. You can even go into Free Programming mode to look at those downloaded games’ programming and put your own twist on it. Upload your own creations and share them with other Game Builder Garage players*. Learn programming, build games, and share with friends!

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

**Additional games and systems required. Sold separately.

© Nintendo. Game Builder Garage and Nintendo Switch are trademarks of Nintendo.
Nintendo Switch Compatible
Compatible with Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch Lite Compatible
Compatible with Nintendo Switch Lite
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.43 inches length x 4.13 inches width x 6.69 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.13 pounds

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Guest Ratings & Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
100% would recommend
2 recommendations
graphics: 4.5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
sound quality: 4.5 out of 5
gameplay: 5 out of 5

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