Nintendo Partners With NSLA and Girls Make Games

June 12, 2021 • Filed under Press Releases

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Have Fun Learning to Create Video Games in Game Builder Garage, out Now for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Partners With the National Summer Learning Association and Girls Make Games To Bring Game Builder Garage to New Audiences

Nintendo SwitchREDMOND, Wash. (June 11, 2021) – To celebrate the launch of the Game Builder Garage game, which is now available for the Nintendo Switch family of systems, Nintendo is teaming up with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) and Girls Make Games to show how fun it is to learn how to create video games. The NSLA is a national, non-profit organization focused on investing in summer learning to help kids return to school in the fall ready to succeed, while Girls Make Games hosts a series of summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to inspire the next generation of designers, creators and engineers. Game Builder Garage will be part of Girls Make Games’ popular summer camps, and Nintendo will be the title sponsor for STEM Day during the NSLA’s National Summer Learning Week, among other upcoming activities – all to help young people learn how to make games through the software’s highly interactive lessons.

In Game Builder Garage for Nintendo Switch, kids can go hands-on with interactive, step-by-step lessons that introduce the basics of visual game programming – and no prior experience is necessary! Once kids learn the basic skills from the in-game lessons, they will be able to create their own video games – from side-scrolling platformers, to kart racers, to space blasters – by connecting mysterious creatures in the game called Nodon. Game Builder Garage is designed to make learning about and building video games just as much fun as playing them.

“With many kids around the country starting their summer breaks this month, Game Builder Garage is launching at just the right time to support the National Summer Learning Association and Girls Make Games’ seasonal activities,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Partnering with these two passionate organizations makes perfect sense, as we all share the same mission of putting smiles on faces and helping kids learn something new in an interactive, fun way.”

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