What year is it?! If you still want to make 8-bit NES games, you can demo and buy “NES Maker” software here at GDC, which lets you create an NES game with a GUI interface, no programming necessary. The games you make can run on actual NES hardware.


Features Editor, Kotaku. Japanese curry aficionado. Author of the books Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life and Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books.

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Tamales y Atole

I see it’s 4:3ish. That’s a good start.

Most likely will never get one but, is this only the Software? or do they include a hardware solution to burn the games into a NES cartridge?