The Nintendo game Game Studio offers children and young people a wide range of opportunities to program and try out their own games. You can create a fast racing game, a 3D jump-‘n’-run or various action games. There are no limits to creativity.
At the beginning of the game you are playfully introduced to the basics of programming. Alice and Bob, two avatars in the game, accompany the discovery. They also explain step by step the different functions in individual lessons. At the beginning of the game, you are playfully introduced to the basics of programming. Alice and Bob, two avatars in the game, accompany the discovery. They also explain step by step the different functions in individual lessons. In this way, all the possibilities that the game has to offer are shown playfully at the beginning. Besides Bob and Alice, there are also “the Knotixe”. These are different characters that can make the game characters jump, play music or create items for a playscape with the press of a button. There is a suitable Knotix for everything. If you use the different Knotixes together and combine their different abilities, you can create complex game worlds and pass tasks. Another feature that the game offers is free programming. In this mode you can create your own version of the game. In the process, own game creations can be created and played after completion.
Spielestudio offers children and young people the opportunity to work creatively, play and learn in the process. There are no limits to the imagination. The diversity of the game makes it possible to create the most diverse game worlds. The children and young people can incorporate their interests into the game. With the help of various functions, they can add drawings and music to the games. It is even possible to link several levels together, creating large game worlds, as known from Super Mario , for example. It is also possible to share created games with friends via the online function. So you can play through friends’ games or expand and modify them.
The game studio is approved by the Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK) for children as young as 6 years old. However, the game is more suitable for older children. During the lessons, a lot of text appears that you have to read to understand the tasks. Especially for younger children this could be difficult. In addition, the many options and functions could overwhelm younger children. For these reasons, the game is recommended for children from about 8 years.
If your child is perhaps not yet able to read well, it is best to play the game together. The game is suitable for the whole family and can be exciting even for adults. Explore the features together to see how your child navigates the game and where they may need help. Ask your child what they like about the game and what they are excited about. With a Nintendo Switch Online Membership, friends and family can find games created and play them themselves. However, it is not possible to interact at game studio. Players can only download the created games and play them themselves. Due to Nintendo Switch age restrictions, it is possible for you as a parent to manage and view the content.