Make Games of All Types
NESmaker comes with prebuilt modules to get new users started creating right away without writing a single line of code.
Advance Users can dig into the organized code base to go so far as to create entire engines from scratch, aided by NESmaker's organized structure and asset creation tool chain.
Already have a code?
Sure, you can play your NESmaker games on emulators, but part of the fun is playing your games on physical cartridges with real hardware!.
We work with Infinite NES Lives and Retro Stage to provide cartridge flashers and reflashable cartridges.
We also offer a full Development Kit, which includes a license for the NESmaker Software, a flasher, a blank cartridge, and a USB cable, all in a standard NES box that can fit on your shelf right next to your favorite titles!
NESMAKER DEVELOPMENT KIT
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT FLASHER SOFTWARE
Already have NESmaker hardware? NESmaker can work with multiple types of flashers, but each needs its own specific routines. It is easy to update by changing out the Flasher folder depending on which hardware you have. Get instructions here.
What are users creating? What will you create?
Getting Started is Easy
NESmaker is designed in a way that lets you get started even if you've never programmed a game and know nothing about how to code.
Use the tutorials on the LEARN page to create simple games in various genres. And because each genre has tutorial tiers (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), you can dive right into creating no matter your skill level.
A Whole Suite of Tools
NESmaker is an entire suite of tools that generate output that the NES can understand. From creating graphics to working with music to designing levels to writing dialog to making input schemes, it comes with everything you need. NESmaker even comes with the ability to design your own external plug-ins to extend the software to your custom needs.