Programming education has become compulsory for elementary school students from 2020, but programming is still a hurdle for elementary school students, as it is difficult even for adults to learn.
However, programming is still a hurdle for elementary school students, as it is difficult even for adults to learn.
As the saying goes, "love makes the best programmer." First of all, they need to become interested in programming, develop a liking for it, and learn it on their own.
Programming goes well with games, and games that let you learn programming while playing are becoming popular, such as Konami's " Solomon Program, " a strategy game in which you use programming to control monsters, available on Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo, a company that is unrivaled when it comes to creating "fun" games, has released a new programming software title, " With Navi! Tsukuru to Wakaru Hajimete Game Programming" (Beginning Game Programming with Navigation)!
Programming by connecting "no-don"!
"With Navi! Tsukuru Wakaru Hajimete Game Program ming" is a fun way to learn game programming by connecting " Nodons ", the mysterious creatures that live inside Nintendo Switch.
For example, if you connect "Stick Nordon " to the "left and right" ports of the human-shaped " Human Nordon
The "Human Nordon" will move left and right by operating the stick.
Furthermore, if you connect the " Button Nordon " to the " Jump " port of the "Human Nordon", the "Human Nordon" will be able to jump by pressing a button.
The "button node" and the "jump" port of the "human node" can be connected to enable jumping by pressing the button.
At this stage, you have programmed the "Human Nordon" to move left and right with the stick and jump with the buttons. Easy, isn't it?
The " Lesson with Navigation " mode, in which you can complete the game by following the navigation and connecting the Nodons like this, is a fun way to learn how programming works, so it's a great introduction to game programming!
If you just follow the instructions to create a game, you may wonder if you've really mastered the game.
If so, try the puzzles created in " Checkpoints " to see if you have really mastered the programming. You can check to see if you have understood the content of the lesson.
The " Nordons' Guide " will tell you how the game works and the roles of the Nordons in the game, so you can get your questions answered right away.
You'll love programming even more if you can get it down inside yourself! Keep trying!
Once you've played enough games and learned more about Nordon and how it works, the "lessons with navigation" won't be enough for you.
For those who want to try it out, there is a " Free Programming " mode that allows you to create your own game from scratch with your own ideas!
Make use of your experience in "Lessons with Navigation" and "Checkpoints" to create your own unique game with your own unique sensibilities!
If you've gone to the trouble of creating a game, you'll want to have someone else play it, and you can have people around you play it using the Internet or local communication!
You may get some harsh opinions at first, but by making improvements little by little, you can create an enjoyable game.
Let's make more and more games, get more and more people to play them, brush them up, and create the best, one and only game in the world!
The packaged version comes with a "Nordon Reflection Card"!
With navigation! Tsukuru te kikakuru hajimete game programming" will be released on June 11, 2021 (Friday )!
The price will be 2,980 yen (including tax ) for the download version and3,480 yen (including tax) for the package version.
Both the downloadable and packaged versions are available for pre-order at the My Nintendo Store!
The packaged version is a little more expensive, but in exchange it comes with 84 " Nodon Reflection Cards "!
The cards are a convenient way to see the names, faces, roles, etc. of the nodons even when you're not playing the game, making them perfect for when you can't play the game or just collect your thoughts.
For those who want the card but prefer to download the game, the My Nintendo Store will sell the downloadable version with the "Nodong Reflection Card" for 3,480 yen (tax included), or the "Nodong Reflection Card" by itself for 500 yen (tax included), which is also available for pre-order. The "No-Don Reflection Card" will be sold for 500 yen (tax included), and reservations are now being accepted.
Programming is still a hurdle for those who have not been exposed to it, but in Nintendo's hands, it will be transformed into a game that can be learned while having fun!
This game is perfect for those who are studying programming in elementary school right now, as well as for adults who are interested in programming but don't know where to start!
For more information, please visit "With Navigation! Tsukuru te Kuru Wakaru Hajimete Game Programming" official website for more details!