NESmaker is the tool set we built to create actual hardware playable cartridge-based NES games without ever having to write a line of code
WHAT IS NESMAKER?
NESmaker is software for PC that allows users to create brand new, hardware playable, cartridge based games for the Nintendo Entertainment System in a modern development environment. These games will play on any hardware based system that can play NES games, and on any NES emulator that supports mapper 30. To see how it all got started, watch "The New 8-bit Heroes," available on Amazon and Vimeo.
NESmaker: Zero to 8-bit hero!
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Starting A Project
The Pixel Editor
Text and Dialogue
Music and SFX
bits and flags
flashing a cartridge
PLAY THE DEMOS!
test drive every entry in 2019's
official 'Byte-Off' competition!
*If you order NESmaker, an activation code will be sent to the email associated with your method of payment.
If you do not see this email, please check junk and spam folders
The most recent code patches can be found on the forums here.
Want to play some demos for new NES games? Check out the submissions for the first ever NESmaker development competition, where NESmaker users had one month to develop an original, playable demo that runs on a real NES cartridge. You can play these demos right here for free in your browser, or download the ROM bundle!
And don't forget to take the survey about the fan favorite for a chance to win a RetroUSB AVS system!
Check it out here.
Twenty minute projects
no code required!
advanced nesmaker tutorials
Keep up to date on NESmaker's progress!