NESMaker – Create Your Own NES Game

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NESMaker is here! Brought to you by The New 8-bit Heroes. Finally available for public consumption. NESMaker literally lets you create your own NES games and transfer them to an actual playable Nintendo cartridge. Did you always have a game in mind but didn’t have the ability to create it yourself? Maybe you just saw this and want to create a game now. Either way, NESMaker gives you that ability. No coding required.

From the NESMaker Kickstarter page

NESMaker is a software tool for creating brand new, hardware playable, cartridge-based games for the Nintendo Entertainment System…without having to write a single line of code.

A few years ago, while developing our NES game engine in the archaic 6502 Assembly language, our team (made up of mostly non-programmers) realized that we needed a much more efficient method for rapid prototyping and testing.  Instead of digging into the assembly every time we needed to make changes, we conceptualized WYSIWYG tools for common tasks that would output, reorganize, and manipulate the underlying code; developing screens, building animations, altering AI…things like that.  We recruited Josh Fallon, tool developer extraordinaire, to help realize these tools.

View the Kickstarter Page here.

 

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