With SmileBASIC, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U owners can use the BASIC programming language to create some games. FUZE Code Studios works in the same way: it allows users to learn a text-based programming language, in order to create your very own apps and 2D/3D games.
Quite interestingly, the software allows you to access Joy-Con sensors, just like developers with devkits would. And the timing of the latest Firmware update for the Nintendo Switch, which adds support for USB keyboards, couldn’t be any better: the game can be used with such a keyboard! This is great news, as programming without a keyboard generally makes for a pretty frustrating experience.
Here’s the main features of FUZE Code Studios on Nintendo Switch:
- Easy to learn text based programming language
- No coding experience required
- Create your own apps and fast 2D – 3D games
- Access Joycon sensors and controls directly in your programs
- Use the Dock to show your games on your TV to share with friends and family
- Programmable synthesizer & Speech engine
- Use the included game graphics & audio or create your own
- Extra content packs will be available to download
- Use a USB keyboard, the FUZE touch keyboard or the Joycons to enter your code
- Comes with game graphics and audio and you can create your own
- Learn to code
And here’s a few illustrations (not actual screenshots):
FUZE Code Studio (Switch – eShop) will be released in Q2 2018 in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Releases page has been updated!