Create your game. Play it in your favorite emulator. Flash it to a cartridge and play it on real hardware. NESmaker's intuitive front end allows newcomers to create NES games without any programming knowledge while advanced users can write custom engines from the ground up.
Once you have ordered your activation key, you will receive an email with the software download link. If you haven't received the email after an hour, please check your junk and spam folders. If you still do not see it, send us a message via the form on the contact page.
After you have activated NESmaker, head to the LEARN page. There, you can see how to get started with NESmaker using the prebuilt modules. You can start simple, building entire games without writing any code, or you can get advanced and dive deep into the ASM 6502.
Once you have played around with NESmaker and created a game that you'd like to play on real hardware, visit our friends at INFINITE NES LIVES to get everything you need. Get the cartridge flasher and reflashable carts designed to work with NESmaker.